Circensian – Proprietour Of Fine Oddities

Circensian – Proprietour Of Fine Oddities

Please join us for a very special jewelry sale this weekend!

We will be featuring five talented jewelry artists on Saturday, July 19th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday, July 20th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

The following artists will have their work available:

Trinkets and Gears
Tony Logan
Hanna Jungbauer
Eyo Peters
Chris Lyons

Complimentary coffee and light snacks will be served.

We hope to see you there!!!

This event will also be coinciding with The Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freakshow on Saturday. Details can be found here:



I’m super excited to announce a new print available now!!!

ASTREA marks my first print offered in almost a year. It’s currently my only available print and is in a very limited edition of 25!

ASTREA by Nicholas Harper
19 x 21 inches
Giclee on archival paper
Edition size: 25
Price: $195 + shipping and tax if in MN

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ASTREA by Nicholas Harper


This is one of five new pieces…

“La Femme Noire (#5)”
Oil on panel
23 inches by 30 inches

Exploring a new direction and pushing my own boundaries for a bit. Playing with the idea of abstracted form, transient matter and issues of identity. Message me for more details. Hope you like!



I want to thank everyone who came out to Art-A-Whirl last weekend! You all made it the best ever! Thank you!!! 

As a side note, the gallery will be open for the next month on Fridays and Saturdays, 3-8pm or by appointment. So if you missed the show, swing on in! 



One more day of art a whirl.  Come on down to the Rogue buddha Gallery, open from 12-5pm!


This years exhibit will feature paintings by Nicholas Harper in the main room. Additional artists represented include Venus DeMars, Jon Langford, Rudy Fig, Luke Hillestad, Michael Thomsen, jewelry by Trinkets and Gears and Owl and Lark.Harper will be exhibiting portraits, both old and new, along with a few pieces from his newest body of work.We hope to see you this weekend! Cheers! ART A WHIRL HOURS: Friday, May 16th, 7-10pm Saturday, May 17th, 12-8pm Sunday, May 18th, 12-5pm


The Vault: A NICHOLAS HARPER ARCHIVE EXHIBIT curated by Ken O’Brien and Britney Krchnavy

Got Culture?
Think Local: Artist, Restauranteur and Neighborhood.

Please join us for this ARCHIVE EXHIBIT featuring Nicholas Harper. Enjoy DJ Moxi, Cash Bar and Menu.

Monday, March 31st, 6-10pm

@ Toast Wine Bar & Cafe (415 North 1st Street, Minneapolis(



Please join us Thursday, March 13th @ 7pm for an artist talk with Venus DeMars.  Venus will be discussing her drawings as well as performing a few songs and reading from her upcoming memoir.
Hope to see you here!

“Bones & Arrows / Swords & Snakes: 
Drawings of self – insides out”
A Solo Exhibition Featuring Venus DeMars
February 15th – March 15th, 2014

Venus de Mars presents drawings on archival sketchbook paper, created during 20 years of rock tours, and a trans-journey of body construct, and mind deconstruct.
Darkness and moonlight. Tits and dick. Stars and thorn. 
These are fragile bits of paper memory twisted rich and tangled from a black ink ballpoint medium tip.

More about Venus:
Venus de Mars is best known as the iconic leader of the long standing Minneapolis dark-glam/trans band: “Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses.” A band which Venus formed in the early 90′s, and has continued with since.

But s/he is also known in the arts community as a performance artist. S/he is both a former McKnight Multidisciplinary Artist Support, and Bush Artist Support fellowship recipient, as well as one of the core artist from the now defunct 1980′s era “Rifle Sport Alternative Art Gallery,” which was formerly located on Minneapolis’ infamous “E-Block.” 

Throughout he/r musical career and touring schedule, Venus has kept up with all he/r other art disciplines, including these many ball-point pen notebook drawings which have become a kind of life journal for he/r. 

“They’re kind of a collection of emotional self portraitures,” s/he says of them. “The central subject is most often a trans-person. non-gender or racial specific, with imagery taken from actual life events which happened to me during the time of the drawings and I usually include dream imagery which also occurred during the same time periods.”

The formality of these drawings were modeled after trips overseas when Venus came across old religious icon art in various European art museums and Church tours.
“I love the symbolism of that old art form, and thought I could bring the style into my own work. Since then, it’s become a kind of style-template for me. Something to build my 2-dimensional imagery with.”
These intricate and fragile ball point pen drawings have occasionally become the inspiration for Venus’ large 8-foot by 10-foot oil or acrylic paintings.


INAMORATA (study) by Nicholas Harper

A new piece available at the Love Stories Group Exhibit which opens tomorrow at Chowgirls! Cheers!

Details at:


BLACK MADONNA (Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s Punk Prayer)

This piece is currently available at Gallery 360 until Feb 23rd. It’s the second painting I’ve made using Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot as the subject of a portrait. For more info, shoot me a message. Cheers! 




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