They’re back! You longtime readers may remember when we did a super fun series of public studio visits where the intrepid Kelsey Johnston got in-depth looks and convos into where some of the hottest art projects in MPLS + STPL (and sometimes nationally and internationally) came to fruition. Well, guess what? Our studio visits series is returning on a semi-regular basis with the help of Max Hougland and Ben Innes. You can check out their interview and photo series with Eric F. Avery and Mike Hoyt, two accomplished artists sharing a very functional, but fun, studio.

Here’s the intro:

Eric F. Avery and Mike Hoyt share a studio space on Minneapolis’ south side. Both have far-reaching, interdisciplinary practices that tie them to their communities. Eric is a performer, designer, and ever-evolving artist and teacher. Mike has taken a winding path through many
methods as a community practitioner, painter, and arts administrator. Eric and Mike’s practices freely combine in an unrestricted way in the space they share and as a result their space is in a constant state of creative flux.

Read more about Avery and Hoyt’s work, their approach to MPLS + STPL as an arts community, and get a close look at the space where their creat work.