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Casket Arts Building

681 17th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Political and social awareness is the integral motivation of my work. Learning about and understanding belief systems and how they coexist within cultural norms are my constant themes. I contemplate the world and its people’s struggle for cultural, sexual and religious identity. Besides analyzing current issues, I also delve into historical contexts of unresolved, unforgiven upheavals in societies.

I use pictorial imagery of various cultures, throughout history, by utilizing myths, religious and secular symbols in my work. The images are not literal, but symbolic expressions of prevailing ideas and thoughts about current issues in the world.

Looking through the window of history and comparing current social issues with the past, I strive to provoke thoughtful consideration and awareness of diverse cultures in the world today.

Media includes photography, work on canvas, work on paper, sculpture, print making and ceramics.

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Jo Reske Kirkman is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

I will be at  Sociable Cider Werks  with my colleagues of Glencoe Pottery, showing and selling our wood- fired stoneware all three days of Art a Whirl.  Come and learn about the process of wood firing , watch video of the Tandava kiln being prepared, loaded and fired!  See demonstrations of wheel thrown pottery, try your hand at it!  Buy a unique pint tumbler with a fill of delicious Sociable Cider or beer!

My studio, at #416, Casket Arts Building, will be open for Art a Whirl with my guest artists from Northern Clay Center’s 2022 MN NICE cohert displaying and selling beautiful functional and sculptural ceramic artworks along with my stoneware relief sculptures.

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Jo Reske Kirkman takes commissions.

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