Chank Blog

Third Ward Tour Continues, Birdhouse Visit
February 11, 2009, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art


Nice birdhouse! A Chank art sculpture named “Ding” continued his tour of Minneapolis’ Third Ward today. He wishes GOOD LUCK to City Councilmember Diane Hofstede who’s running for re-election to her seat at City Hall. Hofstede is a big advocate of the arts, libraries, bicycle and nature and she is a good smart person who helps make Minneapolis great. She’s having a fundraiser at the Frank Stone Gallery tonight from 5-8. Come on down and wish Diane good luck in her campaign!



Mangoes and Coke at Talullah and Ella’s house
February 8, 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art


Ding goes for a little stroll around the neighborhood and finds Coke and mangoes at 2nd St & 4th Ave NE in Minneapolis on a brisk, sunny winter day.

February 4, 2009, 3:19 pm
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art

Inaugural Chank art attracts an onlooker at the Art Jones Lawn Gallery on 2nd St NE, Minneapolis.

Ding of the Hill
December 2, 2008, 6:24 am
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A little public art event video from me and him to you. If you see a big dirt hill and want to run up it, you should do it.

Quimby and Rosemary Jet to Spain for Taxali Artshow
June 20, 2008, 6:24 am
Filed under: Artworld, FontSightings

Gary Taxali art show flyer, Barcelona \

Font of the Month Club member and artist Gary Taxali chose Rosemary and Quimby Gubernatorial for flyers for his new art show titled Flop House Rules opening at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona. The show runs through June 28. In addition to his eurogallery artshow, the critically acclaimed visual artist has collaborated with Aimee Mann on her 7th solo release @#%&! Smilers, to be released on June 3, 2008 on her own SuperEgo Records. Taxali has contributed 17 original illustrations for the packaging of  the CD, art directed by Aimee Mann and Gail Marowitz, and designed by Marowitz and Ed Sherman. Way to go Gary! Keep up the good work!

Surprise Chank Art Show at Art-A-Whirl

Blue Cat. One of many classic Chank paintings available as prints this weekend only.
I’m hosting a spontaneous “pop-up” art show of my art prints this weekend during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. One weekend only.

I’ll be showing brand new canvas prints at a place I like to call the “Space for Lease” gallery. It’s an available storefront at 1228 NE 2nd St. That’s on the corner of 2nd St & 13th Ave NE, right next to the Frank Stone Gallery.

My new inkjet prints on canvas are just a small part of an art-filled, family-friendly weekend. Art-A-Whirl is this weekend, Fri 5-8, Saturday 12-8 and Sunday NOON-5. For more info on the event visit the Art-A-Whirl site.

Take a stroll through the heart of the Minneapolis Arts District and see the work of hundreds of local artists. Whirl past my show as you saunter a mile-long stretch from the Grain Belt Keg House on the banks of the Mississippi on up to the “art-factory” site of the Nothrup-King Building. Along the way there’ll be lots of galleries, open studios, music, food, drinks and random art events everywhere.

It’s this weekend only and the weather’s looking pretty great. Hope to see you there!

December 3, 2007, 5:38 pm
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Congratulations to Shelby Miller of Shifted Sound, the first winner of the motion graphics contest. He sent this video our way showing off Goshen in this John Ralston music video. Way to go, Shelby! He gets a hundred bucks and a one-year subscription to my font club. Now it’s your turn to make a video using Chank Fonts… go! go! do it now! If we use your video we’ll send you a prize.