May 14th | 7pm-8pm
Historic Thorp Building & CBC
1620 Central Avenue NE | Minneapolis, MN | Suite 128
As part of this spring’s Art-A-Whirl, the gallery and studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis, Julie Johnson will be doing a joint show with Minneapolis painter T.J. Malaske, in her beautiful new studio in the Thorp Building & CBC on Central Avenue. The show highlights their shared interest in using historical sources for their work.
She'll be playing with two of her groups, Julie Johnson & The No-Accounts (Doug Otto and Drew Druckrey), and The JuBo Duo (Bonnie Hering). The program will be comprised of all of her own pieces and arrangements, including new solo pieces; old North Woods shanty boy songs; “Araber Tantz,” an Arabic dance; the Sephardic tune "Adio Querida"; and a version of Leadbelly’s “In the Pines” inspired by music from Carmen. T.J.’s selection of paintings and drawings based on historical and literary figures will include his provocative image of the young Alexei Nikolaevich, haemophiliac and doomed Tsarevich of Russia.
T.J. is a writer as well as an artist, and a true man about town— a researcher of historically famous Minnesota families, he has also worked in the local fashion industry. He brings the historical figures he depicts to vivid, often startlingly sensual life.
Admission is free and open to the public. Image is of T.J. Malaske's "Alexei" (pencil on paper, 10" X 7").