“Iron Artist” Competition at

The Venue Art Festival

 

1st Place Winner

with impromptu marionette creation “Frankie Says Relax”

 

 

“Walker Garden Quest”

Artist-Designed Adventures

 

Walker Art Museum /

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

 

 

 

 

“The Birdhouse:

A Guild-of-One Art Extrusion”

Northern Spark Art Festival

 

 

 

 

 

“Collects, Shoots and Leaves”

Nature-Inspired Artwork by Kate Casanova, Josephine A. Geiger,

Jodi Reeb-Meyers, Kelly Jean Ohl, Patrick Kemal Pryor, and Karl Unnasch.

 

Anita Sue Kolman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

More details here.

 

 

Standard Issue Iron Pour #7

at the Unnasch Farm

 

 

 

 

 

“Recent Sculpture”

A KARL UNNASCH solo show

 

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, MN

Details here.

 

 

 

            

            

 

 

 

Artist’s Lecture on Oct. 17th

“One Night of Art”

Show including Unnasch stained glass art

 

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Tessellated Mosaic Workshop

            

A recurring project at

Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, MN

            

 

 

 

Faculty Exhibition

 

University Gallery—Department of Art    

University of Wisconsin—La Crosse

 

 

Details here.

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Including works by:

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Joel Elgin
Kathleen Hawkes
Drake Hokanson 
Linda Levinson
Deborah-Eve Lombard

Brad Nichols      
John Ready       
Randy Reeves    
Binod Shrestha  
Jennifer Williams Terpstra

Karen Terpstra
Lisa Ulik
Karl Unnasch
Monica Urbanik
Stella Vognar

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MARCH 16 — MAY 11, 2013

     (with opening reception on Saturday, March 23, from 710 p.m.)

 

Juicy Steak Moustache II

     Exhibition

 

Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

     (formerly the Anita Sue Kolman Gallery)

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Featured artists at the

JSM II Exhibit:

 

Dave Beck

Emily Bennett Beck

Betsy Ruth Byers

Kate Casanova

Kyle Fokken

Kelly Jean Ohl

Patrick Kemal Pryor

Jodi Reeb

Danny Saathoff

Karl Unnasch

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“RECOILLESS FLING UNIT

WITH BRASS AND COPPER”

Karl Unnasch, 2013

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“UNSUNG FLING UNIT

WITH GROWTHS”

Karl Unnasch, 2013

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“SPRING BLING SHOOTING GALLERY”     Karl Unnasch, 2013

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In Karl’s most recent reactionary work, the Guild-of-One again challenges his audience to re-examine some of their most deeply rooted perspectives. The increasing prevalence of guns and violence as a central theme in the current events of our society often evokes a vehement conditioned response.  Karl’s latest Fling-Unit (“F.U.”) series seeks to appeal to the distant memories of our childhood fantasies as a means of tempering such knee-jerk reactions and encouraging us to reconsider the virtues of seeking balance as pertains to the meaning and place of firearms in our society today.

 

Karl’s contributions to the interactive Juicy Steak Moustache II exhibition thus consist of gun-themed sculptures made in the Hobbyism spirit of a naughty 13-year-old boy.  Each of these guns is not only a work of art unto itself, but also a functional slingshot-style rubber band shooter.  Green rubber bands were provided so visitors could take shots at the Spring Bling Shooting Gallery – a set of bare trees sculpted out of forged nails – to help Mother Nature add her spring foliage to our world.

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Press on the show can be seen here.

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Le Bagatelle de Bagatelle

 

Le Bagatelle de Bagatelle is a working golf ball bagatelle game created by Karl Unnasch for the Walker Art Center’s 2013 Artist-Designed Mini-Golf Course.

 

Designed as a game board known as a bagatelle, is a tribute to the pivotal history where parlor games of skill developed into gambling games of chance in an era of opulence and excess. 

 

 

 

MAY 23 — SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 Minneapolis, MN

            

Walker Art Center Artist-Designed Mini-Golf Course:  The Unnasch Hole

 

OCTOBER 22, 2013 Rochester, MN

            

Ardee AwardsCast Bronze Trophy Design & Creation

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Karl Unnasch was first commissioned by the Rochester Arts Council in 2013 to design and create the Ardee Awards in cast bronze.

 

The Ardee Awards celebrate the arts in Rochester — visual, performing arts and the humanities — and those who contribute to its culture as leaders, educators, or collaborators. They are named for Mayor Ardell Brede, who is widely considered the city's No. 1 supporter of the arts.

 

Award recipients were recognized at The Fête – Celebrating Excellence in the Arts on October 22, 2013 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

 

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Since 2005, the Minnesota SAGE Awards have been presented annually to honor choreographers, dancers, educators, presenters, scenic and lighting designers, visual artists and others who continue to make the Twin Cities a national center of dance. This important celebration and recognition for local artists is named in honor of Sage Cowles with heartfelt appreciation for all she has done for Minnesota dance.

 

Each year, a new award is commissioned from a local artist to honor the dancers and their achievements. Minnesota visual artist, Karl Unnasch, created the 2013 awards.

 

More information about the Sage Awards can be found on their website:

 

http://www.sageawards.org/

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OCTOBER 15, 2013 Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

            

9th Annual Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance:  Award Design & Creation in Stained Glass

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The following images were provided courtesy of the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance and photographer V. Paul Virtucio:

Originally part of the Fermentation Fest’s Farm/Art DTour in October 2013 in Reedsburg, Wis., popular demand kept this stained glass harvesting combine on display in the field until March 2014.  In October 2014, it reappeared as a centerpiece to the newly created Harvest Park in the City of Reedsburg.

 

See the Ruminant Project Page for more.

See the

 Ardee Awards Project Page for more.

Downtown Silver Spring

        

                  at its 2nd annual           

            

             Re-Imagining the Holidays,

 

                          featured

 

        Playtime Jubilee,

           an installation by Karl Unnasch.

 

 

 

.This Holiday Tree whimsically conjured entirely of toys and sporting goods was in the Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring for the 2013 Holiday Season.

 

 

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See the Playtime Jubilee Project Page

for more.

NOVEMBER 2013 — JANUARY 2014  

 

Silver Spring, Maryland

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        Ruminant (the Grand Masticator)

                     

                        an installation by Karl Unnasch

                                       in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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OCTOBER 4, 2013 — MARCH 2014

(and again beginning October 2014)

FEBRUARY 2014

Installed in the main lobby of

 

F&M Community Bank

in Preston, MN,

 

Bluffland Highlights

 

is a 4x6-foot stained glass window by Karl Unnasch.

 

Its design reflects many of the aspects of this rural community’s local culture, including native flora and fauna, agriculture, and area recreational interests.

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See the

Tessellated Mosaic Project Page

for more.

JUNE 14, 2014 — Glassicles at Northern Spark

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

 

For the 2014 Northern Spark Dusk-till-Dawn Art Festival in Minneapolis, Karl Unnasch created Glassicles:  Three sculptural light installations made from repurposed bottles and drinking devices.

 

Two of the three were slated to become permanent fixtures in Minneapolis following the festival. 

 

See the Glassicles Project Page for more.

The Glassicles project was a

group partnership with:

 

 

Winner of

TWO ICSC

U.S. MAXI Silver Awards

 

 

 

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Public Art Network

Year in Review

Winner for 2013

 

- Americans for the Arts,

Washington, D.C.

 

 

CSA: Community Supported Art

 

Karl Unnasch was among a handful of artists selected for the 2014 Celebratory 5th Anniversary of CSA: Community Supported Art, organized by Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul and mnartists.org.

 

Shares went on sale on May 28 and quickly sold out!  Shareholders had the opportunity to take a trip to visit our studio in Pilot Mound on Saturday, August 9th.

 

Find out more at the CSA website.

 

We have also shared the PRESS RELEASE for this here.

 

 

MAY — AUGUST 2014

St. Paul / Minneapolis Metro Area … and Pilot Mound, Minnesota

Dedication Ceremony for   

Ruminant (The Grand Masticator)

                     

                        an installation by Karl Unnasch

                                       in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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Originally part of the Fermentation Fest’s Farm/Art DTour in October 2013, this stained glass harvesting combine became a permanent centerpiece in a new city park a year later, at a Dedication Ceremony on Friday, October 3, 2014.

 

See the Ruminant Project Page for more.

 

You can also “like” The Ruminant/Harvest Park Project on Facebook to follow updates there:

 

OCTOBER 3, 2014

Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Photo credit:  Aaron Dysart

Rendering by

Cameron Aslaksen Architects, LLC 

1.31.14

From cornfield to

city centerpiece: 

Ruminant’s move

Photo credit:  Aaron Dysart

A

Public Art Network

Year in Review

Winner for 2013

 

- Americans for the Arts,

Washington, D.C.

 

 

Workshop & Public Bronze Pour

 

 

JULY 18/19/20, 2014

in Lanesboro, Minnesota       

Public bronze pour in Lanesboro

Bronze pour workshop

CSA shareholders on an outing to the studio in Pilot Mound

Karl polishing a bronze turd

The full collection

The Rochester Post-Bulletin takes an interest in the project

Karl’s project proved widely popular as it was met with chuckles and even private orders for more:  Molds made from sheep dung and executed in bronze were lovingly packaged into jewelry boxes with tissue paper and a fancy paper insert bearing a list:  “101 uses for a polished turd”.

FEBRUARY 1—20, 2013

La Crosse, WI

FEBRUARY 16, 2013

Rochester, MN

DECEMBER 2012

Harmony, MN

OCTOBER 20, 2012

Chatfield, MN

OCTOBER 17th — NOVEMBER 7th, 2012

Winona, MN

OCTOBER 6, 2012

Rochester, MN

AUGUST 25 — OCTOBER 20, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

AUGUST 4, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

JUNE 9—10, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

OCTOBER 17-18, 2014  

Indianapolis, Indiana

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SPACE COWBOY Exhibition

 

The Traveling Museum made its way to Indianapolis for that city’s first-ever Art in Odd Places Festival, and featured the works of three Minnesota artists:  Karl Unnasch, Michon Weeks and Jonathan Gomez Whitney. 

 

Use the links to find out more!

Zuber to

New Century Theatre

 

In October 2014, this whimsical array of martini glasses spiraling on blood-red leaded glass found its permanent home at a Hennepin Theatre Trust site: 

The New Century Theatre in the Cultural District of Downtown Minneapolis. 

 

 

 

See the

Glassicles Project Page for more.

Zuber at New Century Theatre, Minneapolis

OCTOBER 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rochester Ardee Awards

 

Again in 2014, for the 2nd annual Ardee Awards, Karl Unnasch

cast the series of bronze trophies he designed for The Fête:

Celebrating Excellence in the Arts at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.

 

Visit the Ardee Awards Project Page for more.

 

OCTOBER 21, 2014  

Rochester, Minnesota

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Downtown Silver Spring

        

                  at its 3rd annual            

            

             Re-Imagining the Holidays,

 

 

 

again featured an installation by

 

Karl Unnasch,

 

 

this time musically themed and titled

 

Silver Symphony.

 

 

See the Silver Symphony Project Page for more.

 

 

 

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Or, see the Playtime Jubilee Project Page

for more about the 2013 Holiday Tree, whimsically conjured entirely of toys and sporting goods.

 

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NOVEMBER 2014 — JANUARY 2015

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Symphony at the Tree Lighting Celebration

on Nov. 15, 2014

 

The new stained glass trout weathervane in the Poetry Parking Lot is also a Karl Unnasch creation spawned from the Lanesboro Arts Campus Project.

Silver Symphony was created in collaboration with the masterful ENJOINERY.

WINTER 2014—2015   

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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BRILLIANCE!

 

Presented by Made Here.

 

For the Winter 2014-2015 season, each participating artist created an installation that brought to life the idea of “Brilliance!”, all together lighting up 15 city blocks in the Cultural District of Downtown Minneapolis.

 

Visit the Made Here blog for details.

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Zuber — A Karl Unnasch Creation

 

Tessellated Mosaic Workshop

            

A recurring project at

Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, MN

            

 

 

 

 

See the

Tessellated Mosaic Project Page

for more.

SPRING 2015

Harmony, Minnesota

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

Reedsburg, Wisconsin

 

Landscaping of Harvest Park

Kickoff Event

            

The landscaping of Harvest Park began May 30th, 2015 with a community kickoff event.

 

Harvest Park is the newly created home of Ruminant — The Grand Masticator, the stained-glass-clad harvesting combine by Karl Unnasch.  (More on Ruminant here.) 

 

The park was originally a vacant lot and began its transformation in 2015, with the addition of benches, walkways, signage, and plantings to create both a welcoming environment for visitors and a fitting permanent home for Ruminant.    

 

You will find the story about this event in the local paper here.

 

Harvest Park is on the corner of S. Park St. and Railroad St. in downtown Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

 

            

 

 

 

Spring Group Show 2015

 

Spring Group Show 2015 at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery featured artworks from the gallery’s artists, including Karl Unnasch.

 

 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18 — SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Rochester Art Center

 

 

 

Burnt Matchstick

 

 

This 40-foot-tall steel-framed stained glass sculpture by Karl Unnasch referencing a burnt wooden matchstick was installed outside the Rochester Art Center in Spring of 2015 and will remain there for a year-long stint.

 

More can be found on the Burnt Matchstick Project Page, here.

 

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Photo credit:  Cat Thisius, CATS Photography

SPRING 2015 — SUMMER 2016

Rochester, Minnesota

SEPTEMBER 2015

White Bear Lake Library

White Bear Lake, Minnesota        

Photo by Eric Walton

Seasonal

Hide-and-Seek

 

This stained glass puzzle was installed at White Bear Lake Public Library in September 2015.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2 — OCTOBER 30, 2015

Madison, Wisconsin

Olbrich Botanical Gardens,

 

at its first annual

 

GLEAM: Art in a New Light,

 

an illuminated sculpture exhibition,

 

featured an installation by Karl Unnasch titled

 

 Florid and Droll.

 

 

 

 

 

More details can be found on our Project Page.

 

 

 

 

 

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Portrait of Man with Beets in Wheelbarrow

 

Obelisk: Portraits of People with Fruits and Vegetables

in Windmill

 

NOVEMBER 2015 — JANUARY 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana

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The

 

Indianapolis Museum of Art

        

featured a holiday tree installation by Karl Unnasch,

 

Playtime in Indy.

 

 

More details can be found on our Project Page or on the IMA website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo credit:  IMA Senior Photographer Eric Lubrick

Downtown Silver Spring,

        

at its 4th annual   

 

Re-Imagining the Holidays,

 

featured

 

Well-Seasoned Greetings,

 

a food-themed installation by

 

Karl Unnasch

 

in collaboration with

 

ENJOINERY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOVEMBER 14, 2015 — JANUARY 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Lanesboro Arts Campus Project

 

Karl was Lead Sculpture Artist for the Lanesboro Arts Campus project — coordinated by the Lanesboro Arts Center as recipient of an ArtPlace America grant — including Gateway Sculpture Park and the Poetry Parking Lot.

 

The landscape architecture portion of this project was in collaboration with HKGI, Minneapolis.

 

As part of the Lanesboro Arts Campus Project, Karl also directed a workshop and public bronze pour on the weekend of July 18-20, 2014. Participants designed and carved their own (footprint-shaped) molds, then watched them being filled at the publicly held bronze pour in the park.

 

The new stained glass trout weathervane in the Poetry Parking Lot is also a Karl Unnasch creation spawned from the Lanesboro Arts Campus Project.

 

 

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Stained Glass Trout Weathervane

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SPRING 2016

La Crosse (Onalaska), Wisconsin

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TRIBUTE … TARRY

(A MOVING WATER PERSPECTIVE)

 

 

This sculpture by Karl Unnasch was installed outside the brand-new La Crosse area Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spring 2016.

 

 

 

 

The La Crosse area Habitat for Humanity ReStore