Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rock for Art!

A Rock Band Tournament is being held to benefit Altered Esthetics on Friday November 12th!

- Rock Band Tournament emceed by the amazing LEMON features Rock Band 3 and an expanded songlist!
- Giant Comic Art with a "Rock" theme from the awesome artists of the Cartoonist Conspiracy!
- Shenanigans!
- More!

More info can be found on the Ae Rock Band page.

Join us as we rock out for a good cause!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

O.C.D. Opens Friday!

The O.C.D. show opens this Friday November 5th.

As the exhibitions committee planned the 2010 exhibitions schedule early in 2009, "O.C.D." as a theme was suggested. At the time, we had a very candid discussion about how we could approach and curate an exhibit of this nature. Our shows alternate between the fun, the political, the meaningful - but when we curate a show dealing with struggle we want to make sure we do so with sensitivity. We knew this show would take extra care throughout every step of the process. Even crafting the description was a painstaking task, and the exhibitions committee and curators spent the next year putting together what I think is going to be one of the more powerful shows we've had at Ae to date.

"O.C.D. - How artists have creatively responded to and dealt with the struggles associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which is defined as a psychoneurotic disorder where the individual is beset with obsessions or compulsions, often resulting in extreme anxiety or depression."

The show was A Listed and I think Jessica Armbruster describes the situation well: "...while it's sometimes depicted as cute and a little quirky on television shows like Glee, people who actually have the disorder would hardly describe it as charming."

Aint that the truth.

The opening this Friday will give you a chance to meet with the curators and artists of this show - but if you can't make it on Friday, I hope you make it to Ae at some point during November - this is a show to soak in, and one definitely not to miss.

Image features Christine Tulgren - "Rage"


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So creative it's scary...

Stop by Ae this Friday to see the opening of Ae Presents: HITCHCOCK! Check out the City Pages writeup here and the gallery page here.

Then (if you dare) head over to see our friends at the Soap; The Haunted Basement opens this Friday October 1st and runs until the 30th.

Art so creative it's scary... Minneapolis so awesome it's terrifying. Why would you want to be anywhere else this Friday???


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Mario!

Today (September 15, 2010) is Mario's 25th birthday - Happy Birthday, Mario!

Stop by Ae to celebrate this festive occasion with the super awesome, A-listed Level_13 Video Game art show! Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-5pm.

Don't forget the artist discussion this Saturday, September 18th, 1pm-3pm @ Ae.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Four days left to devour Lutefisk Sushi

The A-Listed, Art-Hounded, Super Awesome Lutefisk Sushi D show will soon be drawing to a close.

You have just two more chances left to see it:

Tuesday August 24, 1pm-7pm
Thursday August 26, 1pm-7pm

don't miss out!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Call for classic videogame or tech themed art!


The fourth biennial installment of Altered Esthetics classic video game art exhibit

will also highlight the abandoned or obsolete technology of decades past.

The biennial Level_13 show began in 2004,
the first video-game themed group show occurring in the states.
Please join us for one of our favorite Ae exhibits!

Opening Reception
Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7pm-10pm

Artists' Discussion
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 1pm-3pm

The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 31, 2010!
To submit, please visit

or send the following to
- a jpg image of your artwork
- title
- medium
- your contact info
- artists' statement (if any)
- price (if for sale)

Altered Esthetics is an entirely volunteer driven nonprofit community gallery run by artists, for artists.
We work to sustain the historical role of artists as a voice of society,
and do that through our exhibitions, services, workshops and programs.

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Image features Tony Tudisco - "Ae Invaders"


Monday, July 5, 2010

Suburbs vs. Cities opens!

The Suburbs vs. Cities show opened on Friday with great reviews!


Minnesota Public Radio - State of the Arts

Metro Mag

Show runs until July 29th, with an Artist Discussion on Saturday July 17th @ 1pm

Come check it out! Gallery hours are Tues & Thurs 1pm-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-5pm