The Twin Cities art world is purely democratic. Street art pops up under bridges, on highway sound walls, and broken down fences. Where else can works previously limited to fences make it into museums? Light Grey Art Lab supports that mission of making culture available and accessible to everyone with inclusive exhibitions, the latest of which opens tonight.
After hosting an open call for submissions, Light Grey presents “Macro + Micro,” a range of illustrated perspectives on the natural world. Animals, vegetables, and minerals rendered by 90 international artists are brought together by a common curiosity for finding beauty in nature on a microscopic scale. The artwork is accompanied by a specimen collection (bones, feathers, and eggs), enriching the experience.
Tonight’s opening event celebrates the artists and their biological inspirations with music, refreshments, and a station where attendees can make their own paper insects, name them, and pin them to the display case in the gallery, continuing on the theme of inclusive art. Find Light Grey on the corner of Stevens and 26th, where street parking should be available. 7 p.m. Free. –EK
Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Ste. 101, Mpls., 612-239-2047, lightgreyartlab.com