Art: Gear up for Artcrank bike posters

Updated 5/29/2014

Plus: TPT's "Your Secret Art."

2014 Artcrank tour poster


‘Your Secret Art’

For many artists and musicians, a day job is a necessity. But for professional creative directors, graphic designers, nurses and carpenters, art can be a secret passion. That’s the focus of “Your Secret Art,” the first in a series of “TV Takeovers” in which TPT’s Rewire hands over the reins to five local arts organizations for an hour of television. Curated by Springboard for the Arts, “Your Secret Art” will showcase “art that is all around” in live TV segments hosted by Adia Morris: community-led projects from Irrigate, a participatory art project by Peter Haakon Thompson and Soozin Hirschmugl, a giant conversation tent, the “sPARKit” mobile trailer/pop-up park, dance from Sendero Flamenco, green-screen activities and day jobbers who moonlight as artists. The live taping will double as a public party, with a food and drink ticket included in the price of admission. (7:30-10:30 p.m. Fri. $10. Studio A at Twin Cities Public Television, 172 E. 4th St., St Paul. Jahna Peloquin




Bike-celebrating poster party Artcrank is an institution for bike-riding, art-loving Minnesotans. Since debuting in Minneapolis in 2007, the show has spread to 14 other host cities around the world, reaching as far as Manchester and Paris — each with a local roster of print artists. The “poster party for bike people” will feature 40 prints by 40 local printmakers, including returning favorites Adam Turman, Greg Gossel, Brock Davis and Anne Ulku, signed and numbered in limited-edition runs for $50 a pop. What’s more, there will be a selection of craft beers from Deschutes Brewery with sales benefiting World Bicycle Relief, bike racks and complimentary bike valet courtesy of Nice Ride, a bicycle display by American-made luxury brand Shinola, DJs from 89.3 the Current, a “selfie” photo station and food trucks. Pro tip: Get there early to snag a print by your favorite artist before supplies run out. (4-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Shelter Studios, 721 NE. Harding St., Mpls. J.P.


‘In a New Light: James Burpee Recent Paintings’

When it comes to landscapes, Minnesota painter James Burpee is not a big-picture guy. Instead of grand vistas and distant horizons, he focuses on the intimate landscape nearby and even underfoot. His is a hiker’s viewpoint, shaped by the trail ahead, the hills to climb and the streams to be crossed. Attentive to the play of light on leaf and rock and water, he composes his paintings as abstract designs made up of colorful patches of light and dark hues that coalesce into illusions of forest glades, rocky gorges and crystalline waters tumbling over gleaming boulders. After a 50-year career as painter and professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota, Burpee is scrutinizing the lakes, creeks, ponds and lagoons of northern Minnesota “In a New Light,” as he calls this show of 32 sparkling new paintings (Free opening reception 7-9 p.m. Sat. Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Av., Mpls. Ends June 28. 651-592-5503 or Mary Abbe