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Let's Talk About Art: Past, Present & Future
We invite you to join us (artists: new, experienced and art supporters) as we gather to share our art journeys, show art work and meet kindred spirits. The Art Salon purpose is to gather together to discuss art. Those who have influenced us in the past, current artists we admire (or not) and future art endeavors. 7:00 Say hello to new friends and old friends. Art introductions and share your knowledge of what's happening in art today 7:30 -8:15 art salon discussion 8:15 - 9 show your current art project (5 min per person) 9:00 closure and initiate ideas for the next gathering We ask for a $5.00 donation to cover our yearly Meetup fee plus reimburse us for our expenses. Backstory: The Art Salon For Fertile Minds has been gathering for over seven years and continues to do so as long as there are people who are interested in discussing their journey making art. We choose a different venue each month and the date will be dependent on the activity. You'll be given guidelines for each event. Do you know why the Art Salon was started? Read the Twin City Daily Planet interview: Visit our FB page at Kindly LIKE and SHARE our page with your friends.

Schmidt Artist Loft

900 West 7th Street · St Paul, MN


What we're about

Ever hear about the Art Salon of Paris in the 1800's and New York in the early 1900's. Our artist friends agree that we need a place today to gather, discuss the arts, show current work and reflect on past artist's work. It is an experiment, testing to see whether the topics that intrigue us have meaning and significance beyond a select few, and seeking to create a time/space within which we can stir a lively, rigorous discussion about the state of art - local, national and international - yours, mine, and ours. Karl Blomseth initially created Fertile Minds Foto Workshops and this Art Salon is an extension beyond the narrow focus on photography. We have regular, monthly Art Salon gatherings where both new and confirmed artists meet, together with willing amateurs.

NOTE: It is our intention to build bridges, not to tear bridges down. We are not here to judge, jury or critique any artists' work. If artists want critique of work, it is up to them to seek out a mentor in their own field. The audience and guests are encouraged to be positive and supportive of the artists, not judgmental. Our mission is to have fun and to LEARN ABOUT ART in a safe environment.

BTW: We are not your typical group where singles come to hook up with other singles for possible dating. People certainly meet and build relationships but it's focus is an art discussion group, not a dating group.

Respectfully yours,

Karl Blomseth, founder

Wendy Blomseth, co-founder

BTW: Do you know why the Art Salon was started? Read the Twin City Daily Planet interview:

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Kindly LIKE and SHARE our page with your friends.

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