We proudly showcase the work of local artists whose work relates to playful design. We tie in our drop-in activities to reflect the artist’s methods, shapes and materials to inspire our Minni Artists and give them a taste of the working artist process.
Low + Slow
Illustrations by Raul the Third
March 1–May 27
“Low + Slow” presents bold + bright illustrations by award-winning illustrator Raul the Third. Using only Bic Ballpoint pens Raul the Third has created three graphic novels with author Cathy Camper for their award winning Lowrider series which includes Lowriders in Space, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, Lowriders Blast from the Past and the forthcoming Lowriders to the Rescue. In 2017 Raul the Third was awarded the prestigious Pura Belpre award which is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Join us the opening on SoWa First Friday, March 1, 5–8pm.
A Winter for a Fox, or Two
In a colorful collaboration with the renowned Japanese brand MT Washi Tape, Minni commissioned an installation inspired by wintery hues and woodlands designed by local artist and teacher Denise Gunter. Her intention was to create a piece that focused on the relationship between line and geometrical shapes; in particular the reaction that takes place when they intersect.
Ryan and Kimberly Habbyshaw
“Continuous Gradation” features work by designer duo Ryan and Kimberly Habbyshaw of Loyal Union in Somerville, MA. Bold circle prints form a continuous gradation across a backdrop of pristine white walls, illustrating the scalability of art + design. Prints can be displayed alone or expanded infinitely as a series - Imagination is your only limitation!
Larger + Smallish
Suzy Pilgrim Waters
“Larger + Smallish” presents bold shapes and, in Susy’s own words, “adventures in paint.” Susy is inspired by the boldness of nature and the contrasting elements of urban architecture, both of which she re-interprets with abstract forms and diverse hues.