Tag Archives: minnesota

Jess Hirsch

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

Meet our Spring Interns!

Get to know our Spring 2016 interns!

20th Anniversary Alumni Show @ Casket

  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 […]

Measure, cut, assemble, repeat 

Vascular Form V, Orientation Back in 2001, with the help of an FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Foon Sham installed one of his sculptures at Franconia Sculpture Park. Back then, Franconia was located at a 16-acre site on Route 8. This spring, Foon Sham returned to our newly expanded 43-acre park on Route 95 to complete an Open Studio Fellowship, creating and installing new artwork at […]

Art-A-Whirl

The 20th anniversary of Art-A-Whirl has finally arrived!   Will you be attending? If so, visit Franconia in the City @ Casket to experience art, music, and family-friendly fun. Not familiar with Art-A-Whirl? Here’s what you need to know: Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great […]

How Sculpture Learns

What would you do given a box of matches, a toy firetruck, a reflector, a small rock, a tire, a plastic cellphone, a 1.7 oz bottle of alcohol, and a single strand of hair? Our spring residents have the answer! The White House is filling up with artists from across the country: so far we have Minnesota’s […]

Give ’em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle ’em

If you’ve visited the park recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the large black and white sculpture that *DAZZLES* the eye as it seems to change shape and transform right before you. Here’s everything you need to know about Dazzle and the man behind the curtain, Chris Manzione.  What is your creative process like when you are making sculpture? […]