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.
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. Inspired by the visual optics of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Bridget Riley with the subtlety of Agnes Martin, “A Winter for a Fox, or Two” is meant for any audience, a sentiment that both Minni’s mission is founded upon and one that the playfulness of MT Tapes inspires.
Join Denise for Minni WashiShop to create your own wintery masterpiece.
An illustration of the scalability of art and design. The prints can be displayed alone or as a series — The framework encourages customization allowing the viewer to compose a series unique to their own taste. Imagination is your only limitation.
Ten percent of each print sold is donated to "RAW Art Works", a youth arts organization dedicated to teaching underserved children how to express themselves through art and building confidence. The program is located in Lynn, Massachusetts where the prints are made with the help of Eli Epstein, a Raw Art Works instructor and owner of Union Press in Somerville, MA.
19 x 25 / Linocut Prints / Printed on Vandercook
Ryan & Kimberly Habbyshaw / Loyal Union / Somerville, MA
Eli Epstein / Union Press / Somerville, MA
Suzy Pilgrim Waters
Susy Pilgrim Waters is half of the dynamic PilgrimWaters, her home and apparel product design company also helmed by her husband Keith Waters. PilgrimWaters joins Susy’s award-winning illustrative skills to Keith’s pioneering graphics works and presents a modern, handcrafted aesthetic across the brand’s suite of home products, expertly fabricated in the US as well as in Nepal and India. Functionality is key to PilgrimWaters, with color, natural materials, and graphic elements mixing and matching in the creation of elegant scarves, tea towels, and trays.