Saturday: Closing Reception at Kolman & Pryor

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Before there was “Sharknado,” there was “Sharktopus.” (Sounds like SyFy’s been perfecting the genre for a while). How’d we come across this gem? It features none other than local artist and gallery co-owner Patrick Kemal Pryor, whose Kolman & Pryor Gallery just happens to be hosting a closing reception this weekend for his solo exhibition, “Moving Pictures.” In a convenient semantic tie-in with the dynamic, vibrant abstracts that make up the bulk of Pryor’s work, he’s reluctantly allowed the film to be screened to the community as we take in his large-scale works alongside his minor speaking role in the sci-fi B-movie. The film’s female lead, Sara Malakul Lane, will be in town to fete the closing of her co-star’s exhibition as well. It’s a perfect blend of serious artistic talent and light-hearted, campy fun for a gorgeous summer night. 7 p.m. Free. —EK

Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Mpls., 612-280-7812, kolmanpryorgallery.com