Wednesday, May 30, 2018



JUNEBUG ARTCRAWL is presented by COPA. COPA stands for Corcoran/Powderhorn Artists - and there are plenty of us! 

Corcoran and Powderhorn are distinct and active neighborhoods nestled in the hub of South Minneapolis. COPA was formed in 2016 to celebrate the many and varied artists that make up our communities.

Our yearly art crawl is when we open our workspaces to meet our neighbors and they, in turn, get to see what artistic talents are living next-door. It's a great opportunity to tour private studios, connect with the artists, and purchase original work.   

There will be jewelry, embroidery, fiber, painting, games, ceramics. animation and more! This year John Akre is bringing a Community Animation Project to Susan Hensel Gallery.  Susan will be exhibiting her digital embroidery in the windows of the gallery; Marcus Larson on 35th st will be showing painting; Sara Stamschror-Lott will exhibit jewelry; Charles Knutson will be showing his well known historic games and accessories...and so much more. 

Keep checking the website.  The artist list will be updated regularly and the interactive map for 2018 will go live soon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This is the last week for Platonic Dualities

Kim Matthews and I really do hope you will make the drive to Robbinsdale to see the show.  It is only about 10 minutes up highway 100 from Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska.

Open Saturday, May 26, noon-4 and by appointment.

Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale, MN

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A few pictures from Platonic Dualities

There is a lot to see in this show.  It will be open again on Saturday, May 19, noon-4pm, and by appointment.  
Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale, MN

photos courtesy of Danielle Moler and Tim Rummelhof

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Platonic Dualities is open until 5/26/18

Platonic Dualities, recent work by Kim Matthews and Susan Hensel, at Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale, MN.  Open Saturdays, noon-4 and by appointment.

Waiting for the first guest
a beautiful entry!
Awaiting the party
Let the party begin!

photos courtesy of Danielle Moler and Tim Rummelhoff

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Platonic Solids

Pla·ton·ic sol·id
plural noun: Platonic solids
  1. one of five regular solids (a tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, or icosahedron).

Triple Dualities

Platonic describes our friendship...but also certain kinds of geometric solids.  And, within these regular solids are Dualities!

recent art of Susan Hensel and Kim Matthews
opening Friday May11, 6-9pm
Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale, MN

It's an easy drive up 100 N, 10 minutes north of the city.  Just remember that I94 has inconvenient weekend closures right now!

Thursday, May 3, 2018


noun: duality; plural noun: dualities
  1. 1.
    the quality or condition of being dual.

    "the novel's deep duality about human motive"
      the property of two theorems, expressions, etc., being dual to each other.
      the quantum-mechanical property of being regardable as both a wave and a particle.
  2. 2.
    an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism.

    "the photographs capitalize on the dualities of light and dark, stillness and movement"
late Middle English: from late Latin dualitas, from dualis (see dual).

Among the ideas that Kim Matthews and I have been working with is DUALITY.  Obviously, there can be a series of plays on words, taking us off into commentaries on human nature, spirituality and vice.  But we discovered, with the amazement that only non-math-nerds can muster, that if you place a dot in the center of each plane of a regular polyhedron, you will define another shape within.  Too Cool!

PLATONIC DUALITY, opening Friday, May 11, 6-9pm, Gallery5004, Robbinsdale, MN

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Torus Fever

I have become fascinated with the geometric form torus.  It is, fundamentally, a donut...which is something I used to love and can no longer eat!  But more than that, it can be seen as a depiction of a black hole, or a universe...or...or...The online dictionary defines it thusly:

noun: torus; plural noun: tori; plural noun: toruses
  1. 1.
    a surface or solid formed by rotating a closed curve, especially a circle, around a line that lies in the same plane but does not intersect it (e.g., like a ring-shaped doughnut).
    • a thing of this shape, especially a large ring-shaped chamber used in physical research.
  2. 2.
    a large convex molding, typically semicircular in cross section, especially as the lowest part of the base of a column.
  3. 3.
    a ridge of bone or muscle.
    "the maxillary torus"
  4. 4.
    the receptacle of a flower.
mid 16th century (sense 2): from Latin, literally ‘swelling, bolster, round molding.’ The other senses date from the 19th century.
Cushion Torus

Cushion Torus: Universe

Intersecting Torus 1

Intersecting Torus 2

Torus 1
PLATONIC DUALITIES, opening May 11, 6-9pm, Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale