Robbinsdale’s Gallery 5004 Features Birney Quick
Gallery 5004 showcases an art exhibit inspired by a longtime instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Birney Quick influenced many artists through the school and through his founding of the Grand Marais Art Colony.
“Birney Quick is one of the most beloved artists, Minnesota artists from the twentieth century,” said Tim Bechtold, owner of Gallery 5004. “He impacted just numerous aspiring artists over many years, primarily by founding the Grand Marais Art Colony.”
Bechtold says the Grand Marais Art Colony is still thriving today as the longest living art colony in Minnesota.
Quick also had a long career teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. You can see his works displayed throughout Minnesota. One of the most unique items on display is a scale study of a mural that Quick was commissioned to paint in 1955. The mural he painted was 13.5 x 20 feet. It was for the Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company in honor their 75th anniversary and new company headquarters.
See “Birney Quick Retrospective”
An opening reception is this Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. and Gallery 5004 will be open to display “A Birney Quick Retrospective” every Saturday in May.