Honey, Baby

Honey, Baby

A one night multidisciplinary exhibition combining poets and painters at Northrup King's 3rd floor gallery

Reception Saturday, April 27 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (5pm doors | 6pm poetry reading | 7pm book signing).

An extraordinary, eclectic exhibition of poetry and painting featuring poets Sean Singer, Jennifer L. Knox and Laura Rockhold, and painters Allison Johanson, Rita Kirsch Dungey and Emily Donovan. Come for an exciting evening of art, collaboration and connection. Refreshments served.

Painters Allison Johanson, Rita Kirsch Dungey and Emily Donovan will each exhibit their new, large-scale, vibrant paintings. Poets Sean Singer, Jennifer L. Knox and Laura Rockhold will each read new and selected poems from their recent collections.

This exhibition takes place in the 3rd floor gallery (#332) of the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis



EMILY DONOVAN is a Minneapolis-based artist who uses natural materials in her art and explores interactions in nature and the origins of color and pigments. Emily studied natural sources for color internationally in Europe and Peru and enjoys collaborating and foraging materials locally. Her award-winning work is shown nationally in galleries and art centers. She holds degrees in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of Minnesota. www.emaluna.com

RITA KIRSCH DUNGEY’s non-representational paintings combine bold forms, colors and textures intuitively and expressively to create lush, free, energetic images. Rita devoted herself to creating art 16 years ago after a career in clinical social work and yoga instruction. Helping others remains the foundation of her artistic practice—she sees art as a life-giving force and conduit for health and healing. Rita’s work has been exhibited and collected locally, nationally and internationally. www.ritadungey.com

ALLISON JOHANSON creates large-scale paintings in her Minneapolis studio in the Northrup King Building. Her intuitive artworks are rooted in the natural world, influenced by the Northern Minnesota lakes and landscapes of her youth. Allison communicates emotion through her use of color, raw textures and energetic brushstrokes to create work that inspires connection. Her most recent lyrical and tonal compositions explore movement, stillness, serenity and delight. www.allisonjohanson.com


JENNIFER L. KNOX is the author of five books of poems, most recently Crushing It (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Pushcart Prize 2020: Best of the Small Presses, and five times in The Best American Poetry series. Jennifer lives in central Iowa, where she teaches poetry writing classes online and runs a tiny spice blend company. www.jenniferlknox.com

LAURA ROCKHOLD is a poet, visual artist and inventor of the golden root poetic form. She is a recipient of the Bring Back The Prairies Award, Southern MN Poets Society Award, and several International Academy of Visual Arts and Hermes Creative Awards. Her work is published internationally and will be exhibited at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2024. Previously, Laura was an art gallery director at Veronique Wantz Gallery in Minneapolis. www.laurarockhold.com

SEAN SINGER is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (Tupelo Press, 2022) which won the 2022 National Jewish Book award. He runs a manuscript consultation service at www.seansingerpoetry.com.   

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