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Event Review – Savage Aural Hotbed – Public Functionary February 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN FEBRUARY 10: Savage Aural Hotbed perform at Public Functionary on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis. © Tony Nelson

Rebecca Marx Photo/Video Credit Tony Nelson

Children do it, they grab any sort of utensil-like object and bang it, succumbing to the primal urge to make noise, to lay claim to a rhythm that exists within them somewhere. We have the same response when we satisfy the instinctual need to groove as we find ourselves nodding our heads or tapping our feet to a song. Musicians will tell you that nothing feels better than finding that beat or groove that is just right… Continue reading

Wintertide – Opening Reception

Celebrate the bounty of outstanding artwork that NEMAA artists have to offer – a bright light in Northeast during the coldest time of the year! Join us at the opening reception.

Wintertide is a biennial juried exhibition produced by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), facilitated by Public Functionary, and graciously supported by the Cedarwoods foundation. Wintertide was created to highlight NEMAA member artists’ high level of professional artistic capability.

Be the first to view the incredible, final artworks selected by guest jurors – all available for sale.

• $12,500 in cash prizes will be presented to artists
• 612 Brew beer, special Tattersall cocktails, and wine will be available, plus a delicious sampling of hors d’oeuvres
• Vote for “People’s Choice” (awarded at end of exhibit)
• Limited VIP tickets available: http://bit.ly/2itLyk9

Slideshow – American Swedish Institute’s – Cocktails at the Castle – A Different Way of Seeing

Photos by Jason Larkin

See below for more about the event that occurred at the American Swedish Institute on 9/16/16:

Cocktails at the Castle: A Different Way of Seeing offers a new view of the ASI curated by special guest Tricia Heuring, co-founder of the trend-setting Public Functionary art gallery, an event project partner. One of the Twin Cities’ hottest tickets, this fall’s Cocktails party is inspired by the ASI’s new exhibition, A Different Way of Seeing, which highlights more than 100 years of transformative Swedish art. The evening’s exciting diversions feature James Everest’s immersive iNMiGRATiON performance experience, mixing a live score by the all-star improvisational music collective Sans Le Systeme with spontaneous poetry, multi-layered video projections and the Free Range Orchestra and Choir. The site-specific exploration ranges throughout ASI’s signature spaces, fostering fertile opportunities for unexpected collaborations and an energized environment that anyone can tap into. And there’s more! The night highlights grooving tunes by ZULUZULUU, pop-up performances by DaNCEBUMS, musician Sebastian Bergstrom playing mini-sets in the Mansion, art installations by visual artist Jennifer Davis, a 360° virtual reality experiences by Visual, and a dance party with DJ Sarah White to wrap it up. Don’t forget the delicious craft cocktails and food by FIKA.” ~American Swedish Institute (website)


News – Pledge Empire Records and Rift Magazine Presents – PF Takeover


Check out interviews with – Tricia Khutoretsky (Public Functionary) and Ced Linus (Pledge Empire Records) about this event and their respective projects.



Putting the “Public” in Public Functionary, an interview with Tricia Khutoretsky.


By Rebecca Marx

On the eve of a Public Functionary “Takeover” event (12/19), its Director/Curator Tricia Khutoretsky, gave Rift the low down on how Public Functionary actively works to cultivate a multi-dimensional relationship with its community. Continue reading

Building an empire, Interview with Ced Linus of Pledge Empire Records

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Rebecca Marx

Rift: First off, you hail from Virginia Beach-begs the question of why Minnesota?

Ced Linus: My brother (Prince Carlton) and I came here to play basketball at Bethany Lutheran College. We started doing music and quickly saw that Minnesota is a great place for independent music. So we decided to build our label here. Continue reading

Photo Gallery – Michael Thomsen – Mystery School Art Opening

As you can see from this slideshow Michael Thomsen has a unique style to his pieces, very 3 dimensional with multiple things going on. Check out his website here – http://michaelthomsen.tumblr.com/ and you can also check out his work at Public Functionary.
Photos by Jeff Rutherford www.visualbrigade.com

Art Opening – Michael Thomsen – Mystery School

Saturday, Oct 3 7pm-12am
Music by MAKR

Runs Oct 3-31st @ Public Functionary
Gallery Hours: Tuesday 4pm-8pm / Wednesday 12-4pm / Friday 12pm-8pm / Saturday 7pm-11pm

Definition: Mystery School // a discreet organization that explores the nature of life and existence through ancient traditions and wisdom passed down from earliest times.

The root of inspiration behind Michael Thomsen’s Mystery School has been evolving since he was a child. From hours spent pouring over his grandfather’s collection of esoteric literature on subjects such as freemasonry and the Order of the Shrine, a life-long curiosity was born. Thomsen’s ongoing research of clandestine organizations and their intricate sub-genres and crossovers led him to discover many fascinating stories that range from true history to whispered speculation. Mystery School explores subjects such as evidence of ancient astronauts, obscure texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the mythological Cult of Dionysus and more.

In his new body of work, Thomsen exposes the strange and intriguing secrets of a shrouded culture. A stunning collection of enigmatic assemblage works, Thomsen’s creations cross ornate rococo sensibilities with a vivid contemporary edge, bringing modern interpretation to ancient symbology, reliquary and myth. Mystery School guides the viewer both visually and literally through the shadowy beliefs and speculations of historians and occultists throughout time. What is truth, what is fiction?

Green Room Magazine Issue 004 Release Party

a celebration of the release of greenroom’s fourth print issue, in partnership w/ visual curators q+a. the first 50 ppl receive a limited edition tote bag w/ magazine, custom buttons, patches, stickers and a few other cool things that are too cool to mention here.

dj sets by:
+ tiiiiiiiiiip
+ p.o.s.
+ doc mckinney (father / life coach of thestand4rd)
+ su na

other info:
• $10 (includes copy of 004) // space limited
• at public functionary – 1400 12th ave. ne mpls
• beer by bau haus

* greenroommagazine.com
* qplusa.co

MPLSART.COM Launch Party

On its 10th anniversary, MPLSART.COM returns as the premier platform for listing local visual art events. Come party and show support with fellow artists, curators and enthusiasts.
Artist Gallery Paige will be offering complimentary digital portraits. First come, first serve.NONSTANDARD TIME
Live music from local turntable stalwarts JOBOT (https://soundcloud.com/jobot612), RYAN SIMATIC, and NANCY CHENG (facebook.com/nancyccheng). — Slow heaters. Deep sea electronic music, stripped to its essentials and laid down at a deliberate pace. Tracks from a land beyond time. Make love to the octopus.

Cash bar with beer sponsor, Pryes Brewing Company. All Pryes proceeds go towards keeping MPLSART.COM running. Drink beer, support the arts.

This party is a Public Functionary takeover on the closing weekend of Liz Miller’s installation, “In Which _______ and Others Discover The End.” https://www.facebook.com/events/885512341471180/