Me-Oh-My! Summer is flying by!  In a few short weeks, we will be welcoming over 20 iron artists from around the world to Franconia Sculpture Park to prepare for our annual Community Iron Pour! But before things get too hot-see what I did there- we want to introduce you to our summer interns, Matt, Lily, Christine and Joe, who […]


With her sculpture Death Bed, FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist, Jess Hirsch (MN), invites you to contemplate death in the comfort of nature.


Get to know our Spring 2016 interns!


Building Blocks: Emily Stover Connects the World!   This article is coming to you from the Internet, and not via the postal service, one of the plethora of topics explored by artist Emily Stover and used to influence her art. The concepts she has found a passion in researching can be seen in her sculptures, […]


“Loquacious” certainly isn’t a word you hear every day, so what exactly does it mean? [loh-kwey-shuh s]. Adjective. Talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering;babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest. Lovely! Alejandro Guzman’s piece, Loquacious #2, is displayed here at Franconia. We may have to talk about it a bit loquaciously to get the scoop on what went into making it! Describe your creative process. My practice is […]


  Franconia is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016 with events at our Northeast Minneapolis gallery. We’re super excited to be celebrating two decades of BIG dreams, BIG space, and BIG art! Franconia in the City @ Casket 20th Anniversary Small Sculpture Alumni Show Since 1996, more than 800 artists have participated in Franconia’s residency programs. In […]


A cold December morning sitting on the west side of the wrap around porch with one hand firmly gripping a ceramic smiling pig mug hosting a bit of pungent hot coffee and the other hand tucked tightly into a cozy coat pocket. Peering past the porch railing, beyond Bridget Beck’s Playstation, behind the quiet and […]