Breakout Creations: DASKARONE - Art of Graffiti

Thursday, January 14 - Sunday, March 14

Join the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in celebrating graffiti art and culture by viewing work from Minneapolis' first graffiti artist. The Reedy Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition of Peyton Scott Russell.

Minneapolis Artist Peyton Scott Russell's work is featured in Breakout Creations: DASKARONE - Art of Graffiti. Peyton, who has a bachelor of fine arts from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is influenced by graffiti and abstract expressionism. Viewers can see both those concepts at play in the Reedy Gallery as Peyton explores the intersection of graffiti and The Buff (the blank space left after graffiti is removed). Watch a time-lapse video of the show installation:

Many people are familiar with Peyton's work through his iconic portrait of George Floyd, painted in tribute to Floyd at the memorial on 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis.

Special Event: Facebook Live with Peyton Scott Russell
11 a.m.-Noon (CST) Saturday, February 13, 2021
This live broadcast will introduce you to Peyton and his work in Breakout Creations and allow the community to interface. There will be time for Q&A facilitated by Curator of Art and Sculpture Wendy DePaolis.

Related Class at the Arboretum
If you’d like to make your own graffiti art, consider joining Peyton at the Arboretum in Fall 2021 for an eight-week series specifically designed for students 60+. This program, supported by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council designed for beginners, will allow students to integrate elements of the Arboretum grounds and natural environment into their own art pieces as they practice a variety of art-making techniques including traditional art elements and design principles. Register:

This event is free with admission to the Arboretum. Arboretum admission is free for members and children ages 15 and younger, and $15 for non-members.

Presented by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum