St. Paul’s historic Union Depot will participate in the 2014 St. Paul Art Crawl April 25-27 with a gallery of artwork by 45 artists and live performances by nine musical acts. The historic structure is expanding its displays this year with three times the number of artists as in last year’s gallery. Guests will have the opportunity to view works ranging from paintings to sculpture to jewelry and textiles. The art galleries will be located in the Head House and Waiting Room at Union Depot.
There will also be an art display celebrating the St. Paul Saints and their future home in Lowertown. For this project, 108 artists each created a work of art using a baseball. The number 108 was chosen to reflect the 108 double stitches made of waxed red thread on a baseball. All 108 creations will be on display. Mike Veeck, co-owner of the St. Paul Saints, and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will judge the art baseballs and award prizes to their favorites.
Some of the featured artists include sculptor Kelly Davies, mixed media artist Jill Lynne Ness and jewelry/handbag/accessories designer Tammy Rice of Stonyhill & Companies.
About the Artists:
Jill Lynne Ness: Jill is an award-winning artist and writer. Working through depression and struggles with a disability, Jill found inspiration in a paintbrush. Her mixed media works meld words with bright, vivid colors and tactile textures. For more information: www.mnartists.org/Jill_Lynne_Ness
Kelly Davies: Kelly is a sculptor who works with all metals, including aluminum, bronze, copper, and stainless steel, as well as stone, fiberglass and concrete. His abstract works explore natural and spiritual elements with an emphasis on universal energy and natural motion. For more information: www.daviesartstudio.com.
Tammy Rice of Stonyhill & Companies: Tammy enjoys taking discarded and used materials and recycling them into new creations. Upon learning that inner tubes take many years to decompose, she was inspired to work with them to design jewelry, handbags and other accessories. She composes each design by hand, working with deconstructed inner tubes, metals and other components. For more information: www.stonyhill.webs.com.
Live musical performances will take place on stage. Below is the schedule of acts:
Friday, April 25: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Friday Night Project
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Dirty Shorts Brass Band
Saturday, April 26: 1 p.m.: The Friendly Beers
2 p.m.: Community Ed Improv
3 p.m.: Yeti Steady
4 p.m.: Tortuga Jazz
6 p.m.: Oak Ribbons
Sunday, April 27: Noon: David Ziffer
4 p.m.: Rachael G and the Turn Back Nows
The performances and art displays at Union Depot are free and open to the public. The Art Crawl show hours are April 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; April 26 from noon to 8 p.m.; and April 27 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.facebook.com/UnionDepot.