Art and Politics

Altered Esthetics’ latest show is all things political, both serious and silly






Our state government is on the verge of a shutdown. The Tea Party (which didn’t exist until 2009) has a presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, who ranks as the second-favorite choice among conservative voters for the 2012 nomination. We’re still at war in the Middle East. There’s no escaping politics, and everyone has an opinion.

At Altered Esthetics, those opinions are expressed via art in the studio’s latest exhibition, “Hope of the Union.” Opening tomorrow, the nonpartisan show features images both unsettling and humorous; thought provoking and light hearted. The opening party will take place tomorrow night from 7-10 p.m., and feature enough silliness and tongue-in-cheek happenings that even if our elected officials can’t work out their differences, at least the rest of us can still find a way to put politics aside—at least for one night.

“Hope of the Union”
July 1–July 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 7–10 p.m.

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St. NE, Mpls.