FAIR ENOUGH

Oil painting by Nicholas Harper titled Sophie depicting a woman with big hair holding an owl that has been blindfolded

Reading Time: 6 minutesI was about 20 years old the first time I entered a painting into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. It didn’t get accepted. Fair enough (pun), the painting sucked. In fact, the oil paint might have still been…

EXHIBIT: PROLOGUE NO.1

poster for prologue solo exhibit featuring Nicholas Harper

Reading Time: 1 minutePROLOGUE No. 1 Featuring Nicholas Harper Runs thru Sept 2nd, 2017 A prologue is a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work. In the context of my paintings, this exhibit represents the start of something, although of what…

EXHIBIT: BOB SHOW

poster for bob Show pop art exhibit at Rogue Buddha Gallery, picture of doll heads with exhibit details

Reading Time: 1 minutebob SHOW is now in it’s third week at the Rogue Buddha Gallery!  bob SHOW features 7 artists that each exhibit a unique take on contemporary Pop Art. This exhibit is curated by Boxy Mouse and is really something special!…

ART FEATURE: PRELUDE #3

graphite drawing of a woman with a halo by Nicholas Harper entitled prelude

Reading Time: 1 minuteTitle: Prelude no. 3 Process/medium: Watercolor stained archival paper, doodled upon with graphite, tickled by the flame of a vintage red candle and submerged in near boiling temperature wax.

EVENT: ARTIST TALK FRIDAY NIGHT

Inside the Rogue Buddha Gallery

Reading Time: 1 minutePlease join us on Friday the 9th at 7pm for a special artist talk featuring Alex Kuno, Rudy Fig, Michael Thomsen and Nicholas Harper. If you missed the opening or Art A Ahirl, this is the perfect chance to see…

ART FEATURE: PRELUDE #2

Prelude # 2 by Nicholas Harper

Reading Time: 1 minuteTitle: Prelude no. 2 Process/medium: Watercolor stained archival paper, doodled upon with graphite, tickled by the flame of a vintage red candle and submerged in near boiling temperature wax.

VIDEO: IMPROMPTU PIANO CONCERT

Inside the Rogue Buddha Gallery

Reading Time: 1 minuteLate night Saturday evenings at the Rogue Buddha can be quite magical as last night proved to be. I was minding my own business when a group of awesome people from Green Bay Wisconsin stopped by for a visit. They…

AT HOME WITH MONSTERS – GUILLERMO DEL TORO

At Home with Monsters – Guillermo Del Toro

Reading Time: 4 minutesOver the past two months literally almost everyone I know has asked if I have been to the Guillermo del Toro exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to which I calmly replied that I had not yet partaken. I…