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FaithfulArt exhibition during ART-A-WHIRL® weekend May 18-20

This Pentecost, we can celebrate the season with artists, live music, and ethnic food at the FaithfulArt exhibition during the ART-A-WHIRL® weekend  at St. Clement Catholic Church in Northeast Minneapolis.  St. Clement is one of four Holy Cross campuses in the Northeast Minneapolis Catholic Community.  It offers extraordinary stained glass windows that you can tour during the weekend.

FaithfulArt was founded by Renee Hickman, her husband Jon, and Eric Bjorlin.

St. Clements Catholic Church is located at 901 24th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.



Renee Hickman — Cross-making art evangelist of HandmaidArt

Jon Hickman — Photography

Eric Bjorlin —Painting, drawing, and printmaking.  Eric’s NEMAA Public Profile Page

Lucienne Schroepfer — Quilts

Anne Marie Klobe — Jewelry

Mary Henseler — Jewelry

Courtney O’Leary — Jewelry

Fr. Paul Kammen — Photography

Tre’ Hagg — Photography

Kathy Rennie — Cloisonne rosaries



Chris Kasen  — Jazz

Nate Reinhardt  — Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Also from the band Sonar. Nate’s new album is The Marriage of the Lamb.

Luke Spehar  — Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist.   Luke was featured in an article in The Catholic Spirit on March 2. His new album is The Pilgrim.

Joe Macko  — Accordion



Chef Lucas — He was chosen as the Minnesota Vikings Hometown Hero.  You may have seen him cooking on The Rachel Ray Show, or on the NBC Nightly News.  There is an inspirational story behind the generous heart of 15 year-old cancer survivor Lucas Hobbs and  Chef Lucas Foods


Schedule of FaithfulArt  at St. Clement events:

Friday, May 18

5:00 – 10:00    Official ART-A-WHIRL® hours

7:30 -9:30       Chris Kasen providing background jazz music in the basement

5:00 – 10:00    Pretzels, Polish beer, and refreshments

Saturday, May 19

Noon – 8:00    Official ART-A-WHIRL® hours

11:30 – 3:00   Global walking tacos available from Chef Lucas Foods

1:00-3:00       Joe Macko on accordion outside

Later               Polish food, fried perogies, Polish beer

7:00 – 9:00     Live concert in church above — Nate Reinhardt lead in.  Luke Spehar to follow

8:00 – 10:00   Bonus hours for concert-goers to view and shop for art

Sunday, May 20

Noon – 5:00    Official ART-A-WHIRL® hours

11:30 – 3:30   El Taco Riendo food truck outside

12:30 – 2:30   Joe Macko on accordion outside


ART-A-WHIRL® is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis showcasing the work
of NEMAA members. ART-A-WHIRL® is a federally-registered trademark of