I'm excited to announce that I've just added lots of new goodies to my Etsy shop for Spring! I've created a new series of characters I'm calling "Seasonal Distemper" to share with you! And you can see all the new originals, stickers & postcards I've made here.
Thank goodness Spring is finally here! I'm not originally from the Midwest so the fact that it snows EVERY YEAR is still a little weird. And what's even weirder is the effect winter can have on one's sense of well being. I was starting to think there was something seriously wrong with me because I usually enjoy other people's company. Then suddenly all I wanted to do was hide from the entire world. Preferably under lots of warm blankets with fuzzy socks, and hot cocoa.
Winter was particularly harsh this year. Long stretches of cloudy, subarctic temperatures were making normally congenial people, myself included, sullen and listless. The words "Polar Vortex" kept popping up all winter long usually accompanying -45 degree temperatures (that's with wind chill). For my friends in warmer climes, that's like "afraid you'll lose tender parts like noses, fingers, or toes in 60 seconds or less" kinda cold! It grates on the soul, and it's easy to believe the world will remain frozen forever. Which isn't true of course, but it still felt that way. This is where Seasonal Distemper comes in.
I knew I needed an outlet for the funk I was in until Spring came to the rescue. Ignoring it wasn't helping, and my moping was only adding to the collective general malaise. I needed to put a face on what I was going through. And I'd like to give my friend, Marie, credit for helping come up with the name, Seasonal Distemper. It inspired the idea to make little people to feel grumpy for me. By the time I got to the third character, my grumpy little people were looking less grumpy, and I was feeling much better, too. A big thank you also to everyone who helped me play with ideas in the initial planning stages! You inspire me!
There are four characters so far in the series:
Miss Anne Thrope, Belle I. Gerent, Ameila Ration and Ambi Valent.
Each name is a play on words. And gives personality to individual "states of being" leading up to Spring.
I love writing to friends so I made postcards. And the enthusiasm of children is a powerful force for sticker-making! So I made stickers, too. You can find them in the new "Stickers & Postcards" section in my Etsy shop Here.
Working on this series was a lot of fun, once I really got into the creative process, and I feel like I've learned a lot. I want to do more design projects in the future. No solid plans yet, but I'm sure I'll be starting more design related projects later in the year. Thank you for spending this time with me! I hope you're out enjoying some sunshine where ever this finds you! And to all who endured the wintery wastes with me, we made it!! Now let's all forget it ever happened ;)
Best Wishes Always,
And in Gallery news!
Gamut Gallery in MPLS has chosen my drawing "Steve Thinks He's an Octopus" for the The Lost Art show curated by Scott Seekins. You can read all about the show at Gamut's website here.
Additional Events during the show:
Glam Slam 8: Sat. 4/19/14 // 5:30-9PM Clothing Swap/Dress-up/Photo Shoot
Exhibit Finale: Thurs. 4/24/14 // 7-10PM
MINNEAPOLIS – Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00-11:00 p.m. is the opening reception for “The Lost Art;” the exhibit runs through April 26. There was a time when hand-drawing was paramount to communicating ideas, before literacy was common-place. Today artists have limitless reasons and ways to create. While the intention behind contemporary art is often purely aesthetic, Gamut Gallery challenges 20 artists to make a statement in the old style. Each piece communicates a message and brings light to an issue that is important to the artist and society at large. The Lost Art will be the most controversial exhibit at Gamut Gallery to date, addressing topics such as transgender sexuality, the food system, technology and racism.
Hello Everyone! I have good new to share!
Gamut Gallery has chosen "Steve Thinks He's an Octopus" for The Lost Art show opening this weekend! Looking at the list of artists, I realized I know most everyone I'll be showing with. Which is nice because that means I'll get a chance to visit with them at the opening. I'm excited to have one of my personal favorites on display alongside works by so many talented local artists! Added bonus! Gamut Gallery is a joy to work with, and they have a sweet gallery space just off 10th street & Marquette Ave in Downtown MPLS!
I'll have prints available at the opening party this Saturday, March 29th 7:00-11:00pm.
Show runs March 29th - April 19th
Read all about The Lost Art and it's curator, local arts icon, Scott Seekins, at Gamut's website here.
Gamut Gallery MPLS
1006 Marquette Ave. S
Thursdays & Saturdays 2-6pm
or by appointment.
Join us for an arty party on the night of February 7th at Chowgirls Parlor!
Curated by Rudy Fig and Katie Carpenter, this exhibition features a multitude of the Twin Cities’ favorite local artists who have been asked to conceptualize their own interpretations of the theme “Love Stories.” This exhibition will share original artworks from both emerging and mid-career local artists at a range of prices to accommodate beginning and longtime collectors alike.
Detail of painting by Angel Hawari
Come out and see what kind of Love Stories our artists have to share and check out some chocolate art from local chocolate wizards: St. Croix Chocolate. In addition to art, you are invited to partake in our extra silly Rudy-Fig-Designed Sweets themed photo booth and grab one of her limited edition prints. Have a drink and Play raffle games with awesome prizes donated by Ginger Hop, local artists, Smitten Kitten, Como Park Grill, Colossal Café and Holiday Inn and more!
Participating Artists Include: Kaley Moradian, Allegra Lockstadt, Rob McBroom, Alex Kuno, Rudy Fig, DC Ice, Sara Syverhus, Angel Hawari, Gabby Mohlis, Chank, Nicholas Harper, Nate Vincent Szklarski, Jesse Golfis, Carolyn Kopecky, Eleventh-Wundr, Boxy Mouse, Caitlin Karolczak, Biafra, Amoreena Tarvas, Amina Harper, “Sketzel”
About Chowgirls Killer Catering: With a strong foundation and organic and sustainable practices, Chowgirls offers extraordinary, approachable food and memorable experiences with a creative, boutique aesthetic. Chowgirls resides at the top of Minnesota's special-events scene and hosts many private and public events. The Chowgirls Parlor is a bright open space, perfectly suited for gallery events.
The event will feature complimentary Chowgirls appetizers and a cash bar with local micro beer, sustainable wines, and a seasonal craft cocktail.
About the Curators: Invested in promoting and sharing art in Minneapolis, Rudy Fig and Katie Carpenter are the young entrepreneurial team that paired fine artists and pastry artists for the smash art show “Sweet Hot Mess.” Rudy is an internationally exhibiting fine artist who is very involved in the arts scene of the twin cities. Katie is a bread-baking guru with a sharp eye for all things awesome.
Friday, February 7th
Chowgirls Catering Parlor
1224 Second St NE MPLS 55413
I wasn't going to do a sale for the holidays (I'll share why in a minute), but since I'd already started making gifty things earlier this year, I decided that maybe I did want to. It's fun making art that could possibly become gifts all wrapped up in pretty paper and bows.
Just in case you haven't heard me say it before,
LuminAngel is the Etsy shop for my studio. That is where I'll be hosting the sale. (Click here to visit the shop.) When you place an order at LuminAngel, the money from that sale goes directly to helping me create more art and maintain my studio space and practice. I appreciate every order. It means the world to me that you like what I do enough to bring it into your life. That's one of the things I love about art. It endures. Once you buy it, it's always yours.
So this year I have new Mini-prints in Laser-cut frames! (Click here & here for photos)
Each one has a small print of my drawing "Dragon House" set into a hand-painted, laser-cut, Fleur-de-lis patterned frame. Making each one different and one-of-a-kind. Some are glittery! And some are not.
I love glitter myself, but selectively.
I also have another prototype in the shop, Cat "Lover's Eye". Which is a humorous twist on traditional 'Lover's Eye' miniature paintings. (Click here to see photos of my Cat's Eye)
(and here for info on traditional Lover's Eye paintings)
Also, many of the originals included in the sale are generously discounted! So this is a great chance to get one of my original paintings or drawings at an exceptional price! And as always, I have lots of gorgeous prints. I hope you'll find something you’re really happy to share with your loved ones, or maybe little something special for yourself. Plus I have brand new drawings I've done on a whim of things that make me happy. (Click here for example)
I’d also like to take a moment to thank you for spending this time with me. You've all been so wonderful, encouraging, helpful and all around awesome & supportive no matter what I’m getting into. I wish you all the very best! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Happy Holidays!
Oh yeah! I almost forgot. The reason I 'almost didn't' do this sale is because I've been putting nose to grindstone (since about mid-October) creating art for shows at a new local gallery! I think they must like me because they keep inviting me back ;) It's been a lot of fun doing big group shows with other dreamily-talented artists I admire. You can check out The Abstracted gallery here.
Haha! Yes, I'm really happy about this. There are a limited number of places you can show the kind of art that draws directly from the root of your soul as an artist, and this is one of them. And they throw the most kick a** show opening parties, too. *Double Swoon*
Have a lovely night everyone. Til next time.
Hello everyone! I just wanted let you know I'm in three shows with The Abstracted before the end of the year! *Maze Wayz benefit show
*Gods & Monsters 5
*Sinister & Cotton Candy!!Hope you can come by and check out some or all of the shows coming up @ The Abstracted. They throw one heck of a party!For more info go to
Angel Hawari Art presents
A collection of paintings & drawings by Angel Hawari
Artist's Reception: Friday, Aug. 16th from 6-8pm
Dunn Bros Coffee Edina
66th St. & York Ave. So.
6559 York Ave. So.
detail of Hawk Moth's Respite on display at DB Edina Show dates: August 1st-31st
This collection of artwork is based in my love of illustration-style art & lush detail. Fiction, history, and the natural world inspire many of the themes & characters in my work. And Macro photography helps me gather visual references for all the organic shapes, textures & structures I like to squish into my paintings & drawings.
I hope you'll be able to come out and join me this Friday night! I'm excited about this year's new artwork and I can't wait for you to see it in person! Hope all's well.
Best Wishes, ~Angel Hawari
I have a bit of brand-spanking, sparkly-shiny news!
I will have art at the Abstracted Gallery in MPLS later this month! Woo!
I'll be showing several new pieces. Including one I'm especially dying to share with you all, but I can't. It's a secret. The photo to the left is a detail shot, but if you want to see it in it's entirety you'll have to come see the show.
"Luck of the Draw: An Illustration Compilation"
@ The Abstracted
Show opens: Saturday, June 22nd from 6:00pm- Midnight
1618 Central Ave NE suite #110 MPLS, MN.
The Abstracted is one beautiful exhibit space that's drawing in some of the most talented, skilled & inspired artists in the Twin Cities. I'm excited- and only a little nervous- about the prospect of sharing gallery space with some of MN's finest. And as an added bonus the two gentlemen, Joel Coleman & Jesse Golfis, who run the gallery are genuinely warm, kind people. They made me feel right at home in their space and I'm really looking forward to showing some of my best new work with them!
Many of the artists in Luck of the Draw- except for the lovely and talented Ms. Amina Harper- I only know by reputation, but I'm looking forward to meeting some of them & maybe picking their brains a bit.
If you'd like to see the entire list of participating artists, click here to visit the Facebook Event page.
I do hope you'll come out and join me for this one. It promises to be a good time, and I can't wait to show you some of my most recent work & see what the other artists are bringing! Come find me and say hi!
Best Wishes ~ Angel Hawari
The first batch of Limited Edition Snail Eater prints came in Friday, and they are absolutely gorgeous! But I knew they would be. I use a local fine art print shop here in MPLS for all of my larger prints. And they do such great work that I keep going back to them.
Numbers #1/20 & #2/20 have already found new homes, and I'll be shipping them out very soon. There are still 18 more to go. You can find the listing & buy one for yourself if you go to the 'Shop' page here where you'll also find many of the other prints I have available right now directly through the studio.
Also, I'd like to extend a heartfelt 'Thank You' to everyone who's ordered Snail Eater prints. It means a lot to me that you like what I do enough to help support it. I hope your new artwork brings you much joy! Your prints should be arriving soon. I shipped out all current orders this morning! Keep an eye on the mail ;)
Sugar Gliders are adorable little creatures! This one is clinging to my stiped vines representing the incongruent nature of our perceptions, and the globes represent our purest aspirations as self-aware creatures.
This print is of a drawing I did in 2012 that is already sold. The image size is 12" x 12" with a generous white border.
I've gotten a good bit of positive feedback about this one, and thought it was time to add him to my print catalog.
Thanks to everyone who's already brought this little guy home!