To celebrate its 16th year Grupo Soap is teaming with Franconia Sculpture Park in the City (at the Casket Arts complex) to do an exhibition opening September 8th. The show will be called "16/16 (Casa Magica)”. “16/16” because its our sixteenth year and it’s 2016. “Casa Magica” because we are considering the notions that: 1) a gallery is a “house of magic”, of magical goings on; 2) we make art as a way to explore magic with ourselves - within our own psyches; 3) we make art as a way tocreate a magical experience for others.
Exhibition artists includ Amaru (Marcela Rodriguez Aguilar), Jim Denomi, Michael Masaru Flora, Dougie Padilla, Lela Pierce, Wayne Potratz, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Xavier Tavera, Savita Bettaglio.
The show runs from September 8 to October 9. The opening night celebration is September 8th, from 7-10 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 1-5, and by appointment (Xavier, 612-730-0668). There will be an closing party for the exhibit on Friday, October 8th, from 5-10 p.m. with an artists' talk from 7-8 pm. The location is 1781 Jefferson St. NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413 (in the long concrete building behind the Casket Arts complex).