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Art + Business = Innovation Part 2

A series presented by Rochester Art Center in partnership with Larkin Hoffman and Limb Lab to highlight this unique community and its active transformation by business, creativity, and innovation.

Part 2 l Minnesota: Capital of the American North

Entrepreneur Eric Dayton wants Minnesota to shed its Midwest label and instead embrace its cold-weather qualities as the capital of the “North.” Learn how the new moniker was developed and the strategies and data that led to the brand as well as ideas about how to utilize it to advance your business model.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Eric Dayton graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and later received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was a member of Will Steger’s Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000-mile dogsled expedition. Eric then worked for Target Corporation prior to starting his own company.

In 2011, Eric and his brother, Andrew, opened three businesses inside a historic warehouse building in the North Loop of Downtown Minneapolis. Since then, they have helped to transform the area into one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Their men’s clothing company, Askov Finlayson, has been recognized by Esquire and GQ as one of the ten best men’s stores in America. The brothers’ restaurant, The Bachelor Farmer, was named one of Bon Appetit’s top ten new restaurants in the country when it opened and Marvel Bar has twice been a James Beard national semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program.

Eric is a trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and a member of NRDC’s Midwest Council. He is also the co-founder and president of The Great Northern, an annual 10-day celebration of winter in Minnesota.

Moderator: Brian Childs/Larkin Hoffman

Panelist: Eric Dayton

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Tastes Like Paint

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Rochester Art Center’s Teen Art Group

MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  3:30 – 5 pm

TLP meets Wednesday afternoons during the school year, September – June. To be added to our email list, and to be notified of future TLP meetings and events, please email agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Call for Young Artists
Tastes Like Paint (TLP) is Rochester Art Center’s teen art group that participates in a variety of activities including visits to local contemporary art galleries, museums, and organizations; discussion of contemporary artists’ practices with local artists, curators, and arts professionals; and the production of unique artworks. The mission of TLP is to foster a community of young artists, championing the importance of contemporary art to inspire and engage people. The group creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for teens to feel confident in creative expression.

Have an idea for a community collaboration with Tastes Like Paint? Get in touch!
TLP is free and open to all area teenagers. If you are an area teenager who enjoys making art and exploring new ideas, we encourage you to join us! For additional information, please contact Abby Gilmore agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Tastes Like Paint is supported by the Amadio Family Fund for the Arts.

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Christopher Selleck

Reception from 6 – 8 pm
Artist talk begin at 6:30 pm
Free admission, light refreshments provided

Join us for a special event celebrating the talent of a Minnesota artist currently exhibiting work at Rochester Art Center. Selleck will give his talk in the second floor gallery, sharing insight about his work and artistic practice.

In today’s world, it is not uncommon for masculinity to be placed on a spectrum, a label-less position on a gradient between two ends. This system allows individuals to establish their own identity, be it simple or complex. However, it is common for those extreme positions to be enforced upon an individual by those holding on to archetypes at either ends of this spectrum. Specific subsets of gay male cultures have rigorous ideals of body and beauty attained through strict diet and exercise and can be isolating for those who don’t measure up.  In the sporting world, homophobia can be used to sublimate the physical intimacy between players, isolating some in a similar manner.  In the digital era of endless and available information we can quickly forget and take for granted what growing up as a member of a closeted society can feel like.  From this closeted place, cultural references from television characters and eroticized fiction can begin to distort perceptions and a new parafiction begins to take shape as a way to express oppressed desires.

Christopher Selleck’s artistic practice interrogates the stereotypes of masculinity and homosexuality in American culture, through photography, sculpture and installation. With images ranging from intimate, seductive, perfectly lit portraits, to pixelated snapshots appropriated from dated sports programming, we can see the extremities of identity become more apparent.  Selleck’s work allows viewers to confront and challenge their own identity and personal history.

Artist Bio:

Christopher Selleck was born in Augusta, GA.  He has spent the last 20+ years working in and around the art scene of Minneapolis area.  He received his BFA in Photography from the University of MN-Twin Cities in 2013 and his MFA in Visual Studies and Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2016.  Using sports and masculinity as a lens to view identity, his various projects of the last few years have focused on this area of identity construction.  His current projects address issues of hyper-masculinity, sexuality and the male body.

His work has always had an affinity for traditional forms of photography but with a more conceptual approach.  Working with film, instant and digital processes his practice has tended to focus on portrait and self-portrait based projects.  Photographic prints and books have been central in his practice, but his work has also incorporated video, sound, installation, printmaking and sculpture.  He has been exhibited and published both Nationally and Regionally.

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Life Drawing Rochester

Life Drawing Rochester will meet Thursday evenings in the Rochester Art Center with a variety of models. Feel free to bring your own charcoals, water colors or any other materials you like to work with. The session is untutored.

After each session we, informally, review each others’ work and then generally go for a drink at a local watering hole. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly; all are welcome regardless of experience or ability.

BYOB
Feel free to bring your own adult beverages, we’ll supply the ice and glasses.

COST
$10 non-members
$5 members
Please pay at third floor registration table upon arrival

Please contact Chad Allen, Director of Community Engagement if you have any questions callen@rochesterartcenter.org

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Tastes Like Paint

TLPlogo

Rochester Art Center’s Teen Art Group

MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  3:30 – 5 pm

TLP meets Wednesday afternoons during the school year, September – June. To be added to our email list, and to be notified of future TLP meetings and events, please email agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Call for Young Artists
Tastes Like Paint (TLP) is Rochester Art Center’s teen art group that participates in a variety of activities including visits to local contemporary art galleries, museums, and organizations; discussion of contemporary artists’ practices with local artists, curators, and arts professionals; and the production of unique artworks. The mission of TLP is to foster a community of young artists, championing the importance of contemporary art to inspire and engage people. The group creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for teens to feel confident in creative expression.

Have an idea for a community collaboration with Tastes Like Paint? Get in touch!
TLP is free and open to all area teenagers. If you are an area teenager who enjoys making art and exploring new ideas, we encourage you to join us! For additional information, please contact Abby Gilmore agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Tastes Like Paint is supported by the Amadio Family Fund for the Arts.

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Life Drawing Rochester

Life Drawing Rochester will meet Thursday evenings in the Rochester Art Center with a variety of models. Feel free to bring your own charcoals, water colors or any other materials you like to work with. The session is untutored.

After each session we, informally, review each others’ work and then generally go for a drink at a local watering hole. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly; all are welcome regardless of experience or ability.

BYOB
Feel free to bring your own adult beverages, we’ll supply the ice and glasses.

COST
$10 non-members
$5 members
Please pay at third floor registration table upon arrival

Please contact Chad Allen, Director of Community Engagement if you have any questions callen@rochesterartcenter.org

completed-exquisite-mile-mural

Tastes Like Paint

TLPlogo

Rochester Art Center’s Teen Art Group

MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  3:30 – 5 pm

TLP meets Wednesday afternoons during the school year, September – June. To be added to our email list, and to be notified of future TLP meetings and events, please email agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Call for Young Artists
Tastes Like Paint (TLP) is Rochester Art Center’s teen art group that participates in a variety of activities including visits to local contemporary art galleries, museums, and organizations; discussion of contemporary artists’ practices with local artists, curators, and arts professionals; and the production of unique artworks. The mission of TLP is to foster a community of young artists, championing the importance of contemporary art to inspire and engage people. The group creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for teens to feel confident in creative expression.

Have an idea for a community collaboration with Tastes Like Paint? Get in touch!
TLP is free and open to all area teenagers. If you are an area teenager who enjoys making art and exploring new ideas, we encourage you to join us! For additional information, please contact Abby Gilmore agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Tastes Like Paint is supported by the Amadio Family Fund for the Arts.

img_3312

Life Drawing Rochester

Life Drawing Rochester will meet Thursday evenings in the Rochester Art Center with a variety of models. Feel free to bring your own charcoals, water colors or any other materials you like to work with. The session is untutored.

After each session we, informally, review each others’ work and then generally go for a drink at a local watering hole. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly; all are welcome regardless of experience or ability.

BYOB
Feel free to bring your own adult beverages, we’ll supply the ice and glasses.

COST
$10 non-members
$5 members
Please pay at third floor registration table upon arrival

Please contact Chad Allen, Director of Community Engagement if you have any questions callen@rochesterartcenter.org

completed-exquisite-mile-mural

Tastes Like Paint

TLPlogo

Rochester Art Center’s Teen Art Group

MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  3:30 – 5 pm

TLP meets Wednesday afternoons during the school year, September – June. To be added to our email list, and to be notified of future TLP meetings and events, please email agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Call for Young Artists
Tastes Like Paint (TLP) is Rochester Art Center’s teen art group that participates in a variety of activities including visits to local contemporary art galleries, museums, and organizations; discussion of contemporary artists’ practices with local artists, curators, and arts professionals; and the production of unique artworks. The mission of TLP is to foster a community of young artists, championing the importance of contemporary art to inspire and engage people. The group creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for teens to feel confident in creative expression.

Have an idea for a community collaboration with Tastes Like Paint? Get in touch!
TLP is free and open to all area teenagers. If you are an area teenager who enjoys making art and exploring new ideas, we encourage you to join us! For additional information, please contact Abby Gilmore agilmore@rochesterartcenter.org.

Tastes Like Paint is supported by the Amadio Family Fund for the Arts.

img_3312

Life Drawing Rochester

Life Drawing Rochester will meet Thursday evenings in the Rochester Art Center with a variety of models. Feel free to bring your own charcoals, water colors or any other materials you like to work with. The session is untutored.

After each session we, informally, review each others’ work and then generally go for a drink at a local watering hole. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly; all are welcome regardless of experience or ability.

BYOB
Feel free to bring your own adult beverages, we’ll supply the ice and glasses.

COST
$10 non-members
$5 members
Please pay at third floor registration table upon arrival

Please contact Chad Allen, Director of Community Engagement if you have any questions callen@rochesterartcenter.org