Sun Gallery
Holiday Sale!

Friday, November 25-December 24, 2011

Save 15-75% off selected items!

Treat your family and friends--and yourself--this holiday season with a unique gift from Sun Gallery. We have jewelry, clothing, scholar rocks, small antique boxes and other wonderful items to choose from.
Hours:
Open every Saturday 12-4 p.m. or by appointment
and Friday, November 25th 12-4 p.m.,
Location:
Northrup-King Building, Suite 451
1500 Jackson Street, NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-822-6388
sungallery@gmail.com

Painting With Heart: Chinese Peasant Paintings from Shaanxi Province

Painting with Heart:
Chinese Peasant Paintings from Shaanxi Province

Exhibit and Sale
October 22–November 25, 2011

Opening Reception Saturday, October 22nd, 2-6 pm

Sun Gallery Chinese Art and Antiques
presents a unique collection of colorful peasant paintings from Hu County in Shaanxi Province, China, October 22 through November 25, 2011.
It was seventeen years ago when Sun Gallery owner Jenny Sun first saw the colorful paintings of Hu County, near Xi'an, and immediately fell in love with this lively "peasant art" style.
The artists are everyday people without specialized art training, who paint as a hobby. The joyous and simple bright colors and designs of these paintings capture the themes and motifs of daily life in rural China, truly capturing "the heart" of the people.
China has changed dramatically since that time, even in the rural areas. The folk arts commonly practiced—papercutting, sculpture, painting—have now been collected by individuals and museums, as peasant life has modernized.


Sun Gallery Chinese Art & Antiques
1500 Jackson Street NE, Suite 451, Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-822-6388



Open every Saturday, 12–4 p.m.

Rocks, Stones, and Boulders: Inspiration from Chinese and Japanese Gardens


    As you prepare for gardening season, you might wonder how Chinese and Japanese gardens use the "fruit of the earth"—rocks, stones, and boulders, in creating the mulit-faceted symbolism of nature and poetry alike.
    To help get you started, Sue Bagge, master landscape and floral designer, will present "Rocks, Stones, and Boulders: Inspiration from Chinese and Japanese Gardens," Thursday, April 7th, 2011, 3–4 p.m. at Sun Gallery. Her lecture will feature slides that show public Chinese gardens in Portland, famous gardens of Japan and the Thai garden in Madison, and how she has used stones and boulders in local gardens.
    Sue is owner of Sungro, Inc, and is a landscape horticulturist  with a strong interest in Asian design. Having studied in Japan, she enjoys the challenge of working with stones and boulders to form the backbone so needed in northern gardens that are green just five to six months of the year.
    Enjoy Chinese refreshments and take advantage of our sale on Scholar Rocks and Garden Stones!  Then, stay for Northrup-King Building's First Thursday events, when artist studios and galleries are open to visitors, 5–9 p.m.
    We are located in the Northrup-King Building in Suite 451. The building is located at 1500 Jackson Street NE, in the heart of the arts district. Open every Saturday, 12–4 p.m., and the first Thursday of every month, 5–9 p.m., or by appointment. Call us at 612-822-6388.

Year of the Rabbit: Sale and Salon

“Top 10 Feng Shui 
Tips for 2011”
Carole Hyder
March 3, 2011, 4–5 p.m.

What is in store for the year of the Rabbit? How can Feng Shui help you in your home and life? Join us as Carole Hyder gives her insights. Carole is director of the Wind & Water School of Fengshui, and is a regular guest on TV and radio. Chinese tea and cookies will be served.
After Carole’s talk, stay for the Northrup-King Building’s monthly First Thursday crawl, and enjoy our Year of the Rabbit sale! Carole's books will also be on sale.

Look forwards to this spring’s events:
• “Landscaping with Stone” April 7th, 3–4 p.m., with Sue Bagge. Sale on landscape stones and scholar rocks
  Art-a-Whirl, May 20–22: Northeast Minneapolis’ great springtime art event. Sun Gallery will have jewelry and traditional clothing on sale!
Sun Gallery hours: Open every Saturday, 12–4 p.m., and the first Thursday of every month, 5–9 p.m., or by appointment. Call us at 612-822-6388.
Sun Gallery is located in the Northrup-King Building in Suite 451. The building is located at 1500 Jackson Street NE, in the heart of the Northeast arts district.