North Star Collage 02
The second issue highlighting Minnesota-based collage and mixed media is now available to order! NORTH STAR COLLAGE #2 is nearly three times the size of our first issue, representing 75 artists in Minnesota who are currently working with the technique. This publication features a wide variety of techniques and styles, ranging from cut-and-paste to digital compositions to mixed media.
Jes is proud to have a collage published in this issue!
Get your copy here.
A Common Thread
Textile Center of Minnesota
July 26 – October 15, 2022
A Common Thread annual member exhibition is back for its 22nd year! Always a favorite, this exhibition showcased a fabulous array of fiber art created by Textile Center’s members!
Each year, over a hundred artworks adorn the walls of Textile Center’s galleries (this year, more than 130!) in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as it is prolific in scope. Techniques include stitching, quilting, knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving, dyeing, felting, needlework, hand construction, polymer clay, lacemaking, basketry, beading, sculpture, mixed media, and more.
Jes is exhibiting "Peak" in this exhibit, a sculptural weaving made from leftover yarn purchased from the Textile Center's Garage Sale.
(Image: Madonna and Child, Sean Paul Gallegos)
Where Art and Grief Meet
Listen to the latest episode of Where Art and Grief Meet, a podcast hosted by Australian artist Sophia Cosmas. Jes is interviewed about the loss of her mother in 2015 and how grief inspired an "uber creative" lifestyle for Jes.
Project is ongoing until June 2023
IN ROTATION is a year-long sketchbook project with over 20 artists. The project is an invitation to slow down and observe the movements happening around and within oneself over the course of a year. At the end of every month, each artist will share one sketch exploring the shifts they observed: the micro and macro movements in the everyday.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Allison Spence, Alyssa Baguss, Andi Valdes Valdes, Caitlin Skaalrud, Elizabeth Ihekoronye, Galilee Peaches, Indra Ramassamy, Jamie Kubat, Jes Reyes, Jordyn Brennan, Lois Eliason, Lora Hlavsa, Lucino Sosa, Lynda Acosta, Lyz Wendland, Melanie Pankau, Nancy Hollinghurst, Olivia House, Regula Russelle, robert tom, Samuel Evensen, Silent Fox
View the ongoing project here: https://www.designandagency.com/in-rotation
Minnesota State Fair - Weaving Demo
Weavers Guild of Minnesota
Monday, Sept 5, 10:30 - 1 PM, Creative Activities Building
Jes will be providing a sculptural weaving demo in the Creative Activities building on Monday, September 5 from 10:30 - 1 PM.
Eagan Art House
Jes Reyes will be a participating and returning artist of Momentary Certainties at Eagan Art House examines the intertwined themes of ephemerality and permanence. This annual outdoor, temporary exhibition will be installed along walking paths and throughout the lawns, meadows, and native grasses on the grounds of the Eagan Art House as part of the Eagan Art Block 2022 celebration of art and community. We welcome artwork that engages elements of nature, weather, or time.
The exhibition opens September 10th! Stay tuned for more details!