Our Artists

Joe Krumpelmann's Stained Glass will be featured at "Lowertown Classics" Nov. 6th


The next Lowertown Classics is near, and we´re preparing for a night of exceptional music - by Bach, Rodrigo and Jazz standards as well as originals by Jennifer Parker. 
Chansons by 16th Century French composers, polyphonic folk music from the Balkans and the Republic of Georgia. 
And drinking songs from Britain.

WITH:
Jennifer Scovell- Parker - vocals
Hymnos Vocal Ensemble
Eva Beneke - classical guitar
Christopher N. Olson - jazz guitar

The Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative is proud to welcome these amazing local and international performers, we are also happy to have Lowertown Lofts Artist Joe Krumpelmann's stained glass pieces featured on that night. 


Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities!

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

Lowertown's Day of the Dead Celebration

Music, dance and Art. Featured artists include Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Chad Hambright, Orion Dante, Dolan Cyr, Pieter Sibal, Emily Bell and Staci Sathre

What: Dia De Los Muertos - Lowertown

When: 5-10 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Info: or 651-209-0597

Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation

Aiken's contribution is a colorful 10-foot by 5-foot painting, "All in All."  

Aiken's contribution is a colorful 10-foot by 5-foot painting, "All in All."  

For more information go to this Pioneer Press article.

Fall into Winter Art Show and Reception

Burning orange, bright red, yellow flame
Slowly cooling to soft blue and stark white.
Thick paint, words, photographs, wax, oil, wood…
Time slows, thoughts deepen, creativity warms.
7 artists evoke the experience of falling into winter
Through their work in a cozy café,
Come join us for a night of music and art.

Opening night: November 6th from 6 -9PM
(During Lowertown’s First Fridays)
Exhibition dates: November 3rd- November 30th, 2015
At the Black Dog Café in Lowertown, St. Paul.
www.blackdogstpaul.com

Artists:  Lowertown Lofts Co-op Members Shelly Losee and Tara Tieso!
Plus, Laura Burlis, Gary Hoover, Catherine Palmer, Holly Tappen  and
Elaine Walsh

Mark your calendar! You don't want to miss, " Intricate Simplicities of the Spirit" by Ta-coumba Aiken

Ta-coumba Tyrone Aiken  Ta-coumba is an internationally recognized artist, arts administrator, public speaker and community activist. Aiken focuses on public art and collaborative projects.   Aiken is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including but not limited to the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Winner with Walker West Music Academy, 2011 Sally Irvine Ordway Award, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. His works can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Bush Foundation, RBC Dain Rauscher, General Mills, Herbie Hancock, Saint Paul Union Depot, and Maya Angelou  Ta-coumba Aiken once again is exploring and expressing his "Visual Voice". He is used for community engagement and social activism. Aiken lends his talents to draw people's attention to the big issues in, inequities in homelessness, health, education, race and gender. He also believes in love for his fellow human being and all living things most importantly our planet.   This exhibition titled " Intricate Simplicities of the Spirit" is Mr Aiken's description of his art and his life. When ask what is his style of art, he says   " Superlative Realism " and smiles. " I created my art to heal the hearts of people and their communities by evoking a positive spirit."  For more information go to:  tacoumbaaiken.com , 

Ta-coumba Tyrone Aiken

Ta-coumba is an internationally recognized artist, arts administrator, public speaker and community activist. Aiken focuses on public art and collaborative projects. 

Aiken is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including but not limited to the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Winner with Walker West Music Academy, 2011 Sally Irvine Ordway Award, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. His works can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Bush Foundation, RBC Dain Rauscher, General Mills, Herbie Hancock, Saint Paul Union Depot, and Maya Angelou

Ta-coumba Aiken once again is exploring and expressing his "Visual Voice". He is used for community engagement and social activism. Aiken lends his talents to draw people's attention to the big issues in, inequities in homelessness, health, education, race and gender. He also believes in love for his fellow human being and all living things most importantly our planet. 

This exhibition titled " Intricate Simplicities of the Spirit" is Mr Aiken's description of his art and his life. When ask what is his style of art, he says 

" Superlative Realism " and smiles. " I created my art to heal the hearts of people and their communities by evoking a positive spirit."

For more information go to: tacoumbaaiken.com

Waschering Maschine, the experimental band of LLC member Billy Franklin

 

Wilhelmshaven is a new video by Dir. Tom Schroeder made to the music of Waschering Maschine, the experimental band of LLC member Billy Franklin. 8 rounds of musical engagement with Waschering Maschine. Ghent, Belgium plays Wilhelmshaven, Germany. With Brian Judd as Gregory Peck. 

Please accept the invitation to step OUT with Waschering Maschine.

Wilhelmshaven

https://vimeo.com/channels/wascheringmaschine/140517638

Waschering Maschine Vimeo Channel

https://vimeo.com/channels/wascheringmaschine

Eva Beneke Featured in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Lowertown Lofts Co-op member Eva Beneke was featured in the St Paul Pioneer Press recently. Eva is instrumental in making curricular changes as a guitar professor at McNallySmith College of Music and was portrayed with her classical guitar students in a two-page article about the college. You can read the full article online here

LOWERTOWN CLASSICS Season 2015/16 - Opening Concert on October 2, 2015, 8pm At Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative

Esteemed friends and fans of classical music in obscure spaces:

Sick of long summer nights, endless B.B.Q.´s, mosquito bites and all the outdoor sports you can handle? Fall comes, and St. Paul has its secret little classical concert series back. About time, we think. How else are your going tospend your first Fridays of the month?
Mark your calendars for those upcoming dates, and tell your friends about us. Not too loudly, since we ran out of chairs back in May, remember?

The OPENING CONCERT is held at our home base, the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative and features some amazing local performers.

PAVIA WIND QUINTET

PAVIA WIND QUINTET

PAVIA WIND QUINTET - one of the Midwest's most exciting young chamber music ensembles, they will perform works by Nagle, Nielsen and selections of Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Check them out at http://paviawinds.com/
 

OLSON/BATES DUO

OLSON/BATES DUO

OLSON/BATES DUO - guitar and bass, extraordinary jazz skills, provided by Twin cities greats Chris Olson (guitar) and Chris Bates (bass), who we´d like to congratulate warmly for recently being awarded a McKnight fellowship!

HILDEBRAND- PETERSON DUO

HILDEBRAND- PETERSON DUO

HILDEBRAND- PETERSON DUO - these two young musicians come to us from the UofM across the river. Flute and guitar - a fine combination featuring works by Giuliani, Beaser and Ibert. With Jay Hildebrand, classical guitar and Hannah Peterson on flute.

Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities!

With complementary wine tasting by our generous friends from Lowertown Revival Wine, Beer and Spirits.

Music, Art, Wine and Candy ...let´s celebrate!
Bring a friend, and see you then!

Eva Beneke - Artistic Director
www.evabeneke.com
www.lowertownlofts.org

FREE WINE AND CANDY
- donation by the door -
(suggested donation $10)
255 KELLOGG BLVD E
3rd FLOOR ATRIUM
St. PAUL MN 55101
ENTRANCE TO BUILDING VIA BACK ALLEY