New Art Gallery Opening in Northrup King

A new art gallery with a focus on local artists will be opening up March 16th, 2018 in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

Revel Art Gallery, owned by Thomas Unise, is set to open its doors next month with a collection of work from a variety of artists including:

Darren Terpstra: Darren is an artist/designer whose work comprises graphic art, painting, sculpting, photography and exhibit curation. He is a native of Minnesota where he also received his formal education in visual communication. Darren has been working professionally in the corporate and academic world of art and design for over 20 years. Says the artist, ” After many years of developing my style and voice, I finally have the ‘space’ mentally and creatively to put my visual notions, musings and ideas on canvas, to create more enduring and less ephemeral art.”

Janella Fresemeir:  Janella enjoys working on her own artwork and experimenting with different styles and mediums.  Some of her work is collage where she will mix different materials together to offer more depth or texture to a piece.  Many of her new pieces are quite vivid and ethereal, offering a mix of color and shapes.

Julie Garretson: Her inspiration for art is always changing. She loves color and contrast and will usually start with an idea or subject in mind, but the process is based on feelings and curiosity and less about outcomes. Most of the time when she begins, she hasn’t imagined the details which will be a result of the creative process. She loves the process! 

Barret Lee: Barret is a local artist who paints with a style all his own; his dreamlike paintings are modern surrealism and expressionism with bold colors and highly detailed subject matter. Barret’s work collectively references a utopian universe of his own design, and the characters he creates each have unique personalities.

Revel Art Gallery will also be available to rent as a private event/meeting space with hourly, half day and full day options.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to help contribute to the Arts community here in Minneapolis. The Northeast area has always been an area I love, and as someone who lives and works in the neighborhood, this gallery project is something I’m very happy to see come to life” says Thomas.

The Northrup King Building is a staple in the Northeast Arts District and is home to more than 290 creative studios for artists, creatives, and makers and has multiple art shows per year the gallery will partake in such as Art a whirl and art attack.

Revel Art Gallery is hosting a grand opening celebration Friday, March 16th, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm. There will be appetizers, beverages, and visits from the featured artists.

The gallery is located at:

1450 Van Buren St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413
Gallery 309