Interpretive Blendings: Meet the artists at on2gallery

Farida Hughes, MFA '94, and Brenda Litman are hosting an informal meet-and-greet for their two-person exhibit Interpretive Blendings.

Cost: Complimentary
No Registration Required

Interpretive Blendings, a 2-person show with Brenda Litman, is currently at on2gallery at the California Building in North East Minneapolis through August 24, 2017.

The artists will host an informal meet-and-greet at the gallery to discuss their work on August 12, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm. The event coincides with the California Building's second Saturday open studio event. Guests are welcome to visit with other artists and galleries at the California Building before and after the event.

From the Exhibit Artist Statement
Farida Hughes, new series in this exhibition uses color, shape, and transparency to explore issues of identity. Each abstract “portrait” is an interpretation of a hybrid identity based on stories solicited from friends and acquaintances. Brenda Litman displays abstract paintings with bold, gestural strokes. Her new paintings celebrate various aspects of nature yet reflect her musings on its fragility in this time of accelerating climate change. Through formal investigation, the paintings blend interactions of carefully composed colors to each embrace a new shape of beauty.

 is a nationally recognized artist working in oils on canvas and mixed media works on paper. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections, including Target, United Health Group and Chesapeake Capital. Hughes has a BA degree in Studio Art and English from Fordham University in New York, and a MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago. She exhibits her work nationally in solo and group exhibitions in commercial gallery, museum, university and non-profit spaces. She has been commissioned for artwork for Marriot and Hilton Hotels, and many other hospitality, corporate or public spaces as well as for private residences. Hughes is a 2013 recipient of an Artists’ Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a member of the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota through which she has served as an artist Mentor. She currently donates her time as an artist mentor for Free Arts Minnesota. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and maintains a studio in the California Building in NE Minneapolis. 

BRENDA LITMAN holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Minnesota. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibits throughout the United States and is included in public and private collections. Ms. Litman's artist statement notes that, "for over 20 years my works have been abstract reflections on the forces of nature which surround our journey through life. Aspects of nature communicate with us daily. Standing on the banks of the Mississippi or the rocky shores of Lake Superior, at one moment you may be struck by the soothing glistening ripples. At another moment you may feel the raw force of the waves." 

Event Contact
Farida Hughes MFA '94
Staff Liaison

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please contact the Event Contact listed above.