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Lyra Designs
Gallery at Locus Architecture (GaLA)
Reception Opening for InformationInsulationArt
November 4th, 5-9pm
Refreshments, conversation, and a quiz with prizes!

Imagine keeping your place warm by wrapping it with issues of the Star Tribune. In the years around World War II, building owners did just that, stuffing the walls and ceilings of South Minneapolis buildings with yesterday’s news. When Locus opened up the ceiling in the old Triangle Printing space at 708 W. 40th Street, they found a 1940 time capsule.

Information Insulation Art brings new life to the old newsprint, displaying the Journal and the Tribune as art. The November 4th opening is a renovation celebration: revealing objects unseen and untouched for seventy years as news – now historic – and modern art.

What new conversations will be sparked amongst lost words (the “mystery” of nylon hosiery, for example)? The headlines we find are both ridiculous and in hindsight, sickening, sometimes simultaneously. “Hitler is Afraid of the U.S. Wayzata Woman Declares”

Bring a bottle of home brew, we’ll taste it. Critique the writing style, we’ll listen. Or just curl up in a corner and peruse the old articles.

Locus Architecture, Building the Art of Sustainability since 1995.