Art: 'Edo Pop' and 'WOMN: Women in Minnesota Design'

MARY ABBE | Updated 8/17/2012

Iona Rozeal Brown's "One for the Money, Two Faux the Show (Still Pimpin')"

'Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints'

"Edo Pop" will feature more than 160 colorful ukiyo-e -- woodblock prints from the Edo era (1615-1868), many of which depict brightly costumed Kabuki actors, fashionable courtesans, country travelers and urbanites relaxing in elegantly decorated pavilions. Contemporary prints and videos carry ukiyo-e into the present with references to hip-hop, graffiti tagging and cartoons. Member preview Thu.-Sat. 10/27-29.

'WOMN: Women in Minnesota Design'

The criteria for inclusion in the "Leaders of Design" series were demanding. The women picked had to be professionally prominent, longtime Minnesotans who had demonstrated "leadership, innovation and influence" in the wide-open field of design. Kudos to the 23 women who qualified. Samples of their advertisements, branding campaigns, graphics, posters, publications, furniture, products and industrial designs will be celebrated in a show of Minnesota talent.

  • Free opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thu 10/27. Ends Nov. 13
  • Free
  • CVA Gallery, 173 N. Western Av., St. Paul
  • www.cva.edu/gallery