Art-A-Whirl 2016

posted May 17th, 2016

Very excited to unveil a new body of work at Art-A-Whirl this year. Please stop by over the weekend, and stay late Friday night for our Opening Night after part for food, libations, and good vibes. 


City Spit

posted March 2nd, 2016

March 4th - March 25th

City Wide Artists is celebrating their one year anniversary in a big way. Bringing in 60+ artists, this show will be packed to the brim with some of the most talked about and up-incomming artists in the Twin Cities. 

"Inspired by Times Square Show, the legendary 1980 group show that catapulted artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to the forefront of the 80’s art scene and popular culture; CWA has spent time meeting some of the Twin Cities’ most interesting, talked (or whispered) about known, and unknown artists.  From wheat paste to fine painting, it will be a mix of ideas, mediums and what we hope will be the best example of work from the various communities making up our inner city art scene."

Stop by March 4th @6pm for opening night celebrations. 
Also enjoy custom crafted herbal elixirs by Astrokind.

City Wide Artists
1506 Nicolett Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403


MCAD Art Sale 

posted November 29th, 2015

Thank you SO much to everyone who made it out to the MCAD Art Sale. It was a record breaking year for the event and I'm happy to say I had a very successful weekend.

Here's a little snapshot of one of my pieces captured by photographer Mike Madison at the event.

Click here to check out more photos from the event. 


MCAD Art Sale 2015

posted October 19th, 2015

The MCAD Art Sale is fast approaching and tickets are now available! Shop for one-of-a-kind artwork made by Minneapolis College of Art & Design students and recent graduates. All proceeds go back into the artist's pockets or to the MCAD Scholarship Fund.

 

Dates and Tickets:

Thursday, November 19, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

$150; includes complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and valet parking

 

Friday, November 20, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

 

Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public


Check out MCAD's Website for additional information. 


Results of Live Painting at the Mall of America

posted October 9th, 2015

Attunement for the Mall of America, 3ft x 4ft

gouache, charcoal pastel, and india ink with absorbent ground on canvas 

Here is the final piece from the second live painting event at the Mall of America for the Art & Style Series! I had such a positive experience working with the Mall of America staff and chatting with observers about my work. I hope to do more events like this very soon.


Mall of America Live Painting 2.0!

posted October 3rd, 2015

It's officially confirmed that Mall of America wants to hold a second live painting event for Art & Style this coming Wednesday, October 7th!! 5-9pm at the Rotunda with Michael Bellotti and Alison Price

Just like last time, please use twitter or instagram to post images of what inspires you! These images will be put up on the big screen at the Rotunda and will help influence our painting process. Use #ArtandStyleMN @MallofAmerica 

Results of the first Live Painting event last week! The Mall of America decided to keep this as a part of their permanent collection! 


Live Painting at the Mall of America!

posted September 22, 2015

As a part of the Mall of America's Art & Style series, I will be one of three artists creating paintings in front of a live audience! Come and find me in the Rotunda Thursday, October 1st, 3-7pm. 

"Come watch, and help inspire, three local artists, Alison PriceMadison Elyse Rubenstein and Michael Bellotti as they create live art in the Rotunda that is inspired by the images YOU share on Twitter or Instagram tagging @mallofamerica and #ARTandSTYLEMN. Share your inspiration and watch it appear on the big screen at Mall of America as three unique paintings come to life! If you share an inspirational image, you will be entered to win one of the paintings created at our Art + Style Series."

For more information about Mall of America's Art & Styles Series, visit here. 


NEMAA's Fall Fine Arts Show                                      

posted September 15th, 2015

I am very excited to be included in this year's Northeast Minneapolis Art Association (NEMAA) Fall Fine Arts Show

Come hang out for the opening reception and enjoy Hors d'oeuvres from Chowgirls Killer Catering, Wine and Craft Beer from Indeed Brewing, Live Music, a Silent Auction, and much more!

When:

Friday, September 18th, 6pm-10pm. 

Where:

Solar Arts Building - Third Floor Gallery

711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Can't make it? Stop by during gallery hours:

Thursday's & Friday's 5-9pm

Saturday's & Sunday's 12-6pm

Click here for additional information. 


Art-A-Whirl Opening Night After Party in Studio 206a

Daniel Zamzow of Cloud Cult

Studio 206A of the California Building
with Hilary Greenstein and Madison Elyse Rubenstein

Daniel Zamzow from Cloud Cult will be playing live music for the evening,
light refreshments,
paintings,
& good vibes

Friday May 15th, 9 pm-12 am
Art-a-Whirl hours this evening are 5-10, so be sure to arrive before 10, while the building is still open to the public. 

Missing the party? We’re here all weekend!
Friday May 15, 5-10
Saturday May 16, 12-8
Sunday May 17, 12-5
2205 California St NE 55414, Studio 206A

Also, I will be doing Live Attunement Paintings throughout the weekend!
Friday 7-8pm
Saturday 1-2pm
Sunday 2-3pm

We'd love to see you there!


Live Attunement Painting Sessions During Art-A-Whirl

I'll be a guest artist in Hilary Greenstein's studio this coming weekend. I will be selling work but I will also being doing live Attunement painting sessions for one hour every day during Art-A-Whirl.

For those of you unfamiliar with my Attunements, they are paintings energetically designed for you. Take a few minutes to sit with me as I create an image representing you in the form of an abstract 4'' x 6'' painting.

For more in depth information and to see some examples, visit here.
Attunements will be done for a sliding scale fee!

Hours for Attunement Painting sessions:
Friday May 15th: 7-8pm
Saturday May 16th: 1-2pm
Sunday May 17th: 2-3pm
Or upon request


2205 California St NE 55414, Studio 206A

There will also be an Opening Night After Party this Friday from 9-midnight if you want to stick around for some refreshments and live music from Cloud Cult's Daniel Zamzow!

   

 


NEMAA Celebrates it's 20th year of Art-A-Whirl!

Everyone is getting super pumped about Art-A-Whirl! Come find me in Hilary Greenstein's studio at 2205 California St. NE Minneapolis. I will have original paintings, drawings, & tea pressed art on display and available for purchase. Download the 2015 Art-A-Whirl map and Pick up and Artist Directory & Guide. 


For.Give.Ness by Nico Swenson 

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by Bedlam theater this Saturday to see many different artists' expression of Forgiveness. Thank you to the amazing people who say with me and allowed me to create an Attunement painting for them. And thanks to Nicholas Swenson for making the whole thing happen.

To get more information about my Attunement paintings or to commission one of your own, click here or email me at mrubenstein.info@gmail.com

I will be doing another live Attunement painting event at Art-A-Whirl this May. Stay tuned!

 

 


Wintertide: Biennial Juried Exhibition Results

Thank you so much to Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) and Public Functionary for putting on such a beautifully curated show last night. Thank you to all of my family and friends for your relentless and unwavering support. I am deeply humbled and moved to tie for second place in the category of Painting/Drawing amongst some truly incredible talent from the Northeast Minneapolis area for the Wintertide Biennial Juried Exhibition.

Also thank you to Twin Cities Daily Planet for mentioning my piece in their review of the exhibition.

from series "I'm Over It" 2013 india ink on watercolor paper 

from series "I'm Over It" 2013

india ink on watercolor paper 

Also reviewed by the Star Tribune.

Here is a full list of award winners from the show. 

Exhibit Dates/Hours
January 24 - February 7, 2015

Hours: Thursday, 12pm-6pm / Friday, 12pm-6pm / Saturday, 12pm-6pm

Location: 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis (On Buchanan St NE, just North of Broadway Ave NE.)

Exhibiting Artists: Aaron Kagan Putt, Andy Richter, Ann Wood, Brendan Kramp, Bryan Grose, Caitlin Karolczak, Candy Kuehn, Carolyn Halliday, David Holmes, Dean Hawthrone, Dean Lucker, Emily Donovan, Francene Christianson, Karen Brown, Keith Holmes, Kim Roth, Kyle Fokken, Lindsy Halleckson, Lynda Angelis, Madison Rubenstein, Mary Simon Casati, Mary Solberg, Michael Speaker, Mike Hazard, Natalia Berglund, Selma Fernandez-Richter, Shelly Mosman , Stephanie Molstre-Kotz, Steve Ozone, Susan Wagner, Teri Fullerton, Tucker Hollingsworth.

 


Wintertide: Biennial Juried Exhibition 2014

I'm very honored to have a painting accepted into this show along with so many talented artists in Northeast Minneapolis. Please come Public Functionary this Saturday, January 24th for the opening!

Public Functionary

1400 12th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Reception is from 7pm-11pm


MCAD Art Sale 2014

Every year, Minneapolis College of Art & Design hosts one of the largest public art sales in the nations. The sale features thousands of pieces created by student and alumni. I am very excited to be participating for my fourth year in the sale along side many of my former classmates. Check out the link below for dates and details. 

http://mcad.edu/events-fellowships/art-sale


Art-A-Whirl

This is my first year open for Art-A-Whirl! Come find me in studio #512 in the California Building, along with artists Hilary Greenstein and Nicholas Sean Rivers. All original mono prints, drawings, and paintings will be on display and for sale. Stop in to say hi and have a cup of tea with me! 


LUSH VIBES Juried Exhibition 

 

Today I received word that both tea prints I submitted to the juried exhibition LUSH VIBES at the Franklin Arts Center were accepted for their Spring show. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 4th. The work will be on display and for sale until April 26th. More updates coming soon!



Tea Pressed Art now available at Verdant Tea Bar & Tasting Room

March 18th, 2014

You can now find my Tea Prints for sale at Verdant Tea Bar & Tasting Room located at 2111 East Franklin Ave in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Go check it out and sip on some tea while you're looking :)


Studio Warming 

February 24th, 2014 

Come to the California Building this Friday the 28th and hang with Hilary Greenstein, Nicholas River, and myself and check out the new studio! I will be pouring Gongfu tea and selling tea prints. We are located in studio #512 at 2205 California St. NE Minneapolis. Stop in any time between 7pm and 12am. See you there! 


A Mention 

February 8th, 2014 

I received a very generous write-up in a friend's blog about my work. Check him out here.

"There resides in Minneapolis a young savant of art-spiration and quality loose leaf teas. Madison Elyse Rubenstein has called the Twin Cities her home for the best years of her life, and god willing, many more. In the time I’ve known her, Madison’s art has expressed a freedom of sense, a transcendental respect for the individual experience; if wonderment had a flavor, I would be hard pressed to doubt it to be her transformative pieces. Inspired by the likes of Carl Jung, she challenges what, as humans, we are willing to set as boundaries for the subconscious, the visceral, the macabre, and the internalized. As an artist myself, my greatest challenge is conjuring up the nerve to provide life to a collective work, to align pieces with a sheer and feather-light hope that they will relate and connect. Madison can do this with a seemingly effortless grace, although grace would be the last word she would use. She would say, “It isn’t about thought. Art is messy. It’s a feeling. You’re looking at different parts of you and maybe some you didn’t know were there.” This whimsy is a grounding force for her, and each project adheres to the concept of feeling over form, although her proclivity for using unconventional techniques and media is what I have come to admire most about her art, and you should too." 

-Elias Blocker 


Tea Pressed Art

February 7th, 2014 

I've started another series of tea prints. Using a method of mono printing, I utilize different combinations of fresh and ground tea leaves, goji berries, hibiscus, rose, lavender, and anything else that might be steeped for a warm beverage. Very soon I will be selling these at Verdant Tasting Bar & Tea Room in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Stay tuned! 


Post Grad Life: New Studio 

February 6th, 2014 

Last month I moved myself into a studio at the California Arts Building in Northeast, Minneapolis. I share the space with two other artists, a musician, and a sassy cat named Percy. Open studio days are the second Saturday of every month, so stop in and visit me!