This week’s featured local artists
Many of the market’s artists are online only for the season. Each week, we feature a selection of MCFM artists on our blog, Instagram stories @mcfarmersmkt and through our digital art market email newsletter. Find unique gifts, kitchenware and and other handmade items while supporting local, sustainabilty-driven artists.
THIS WEEK’S PICKS:
House of talents
Kate Herzog, a Ghana native, started House of Talents in 2009 to connect talented artists in Ghana, West Africa to markets around the world, so they can take pride in providing for themselves and their community. From modern woven chairs to the perfect market basket, each piece is labeled with the name of the artist who hand-made it!
Liz Parent and Hans Early-Nelson are a Minneapolis metalsmithing duo foraging non-traditional ring designs with metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, stainless steel, titanium and damascus. Each ring requires a new creative ingenuity to match the materials involved and the clients dreams for the ring. They love getting creative with clients’ inherited pieces and designing custom work.
TRIBAL DELIGHTFUL CONCOCTIONS
Tribal Delightful Concoctions is a collection of handmade beaded jewelry adornments created by Chris Chookiatsirichai in South Minneapolis.
Beads hold meaning in many forms: cultural, geographical, spiritual, religious, etc. They have many connotations for us as human beings, and are one of the earliest items known to be found on humans that was something other than that of absolute necessity (tools, weapons, etc.) As an artist, Chris is engaged in learning how these older objects create new meaning for people and how they imbue a sense of identity when strung, worn or combined within other objects.
Tribal Delightful Concoctions is comprised of materials long collected for over 30 years, sourced from friends, their families’ companies, fair-trade/wage vendors and found objects. Each piece is uniquely crafted with attention to detail and a love for beads and their significance as an object of expressing individuality.
Old World Cabinet
Joel Nichols builds custom furniture and accessory items, available at the Mill City Farmers Market as Old World Cabinet. He uses materials ranging from reclaimed wood and metal to locally and sustainably harvested hardwoods. Everything from wooden utensils to furniture are handmade and designed by Joel in his Stillwater studio.
ARTISTS AT SATURDAY’S MARKET, 9/12
Find these additional artists on-site at this Saturday’s market on Chicago Avenue near our prepared food vendors:
Thank you for supporting local makers and shopping local. You can subscribe to our weekly art market email and follow us on Instagram to see more featured local artists each week. Remember to join us at the market for healthy, local groceries every Saturday!