Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Holiday Group Show and Sale

Stop by the Frank Stone Gallery over the next 2 weeks (December 10-23) for holiday treats! Rabi will have ornaments and candle holders for sale.

Frank Stone Gallery
1224 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, MN

Gallery Hours

Holiday Party
Friday, December 10

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Q.arma Holiday Art Sale

Join us this weekend for the Q.arma Holiday Art Sale! Artists from a variety of artistic mediums will have their art on display and for sale. Mediums include ceramics, metal, wood, jewelry, paintings and mixed media will be featured.

Live music by Mark E. Trelstad 'busker style!'

Q.arma Building
1224 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday, Dec. 3 @ 5-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 4 @ 10am-4pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Open Studio Hours in December

In order to help you with your holiday shopping this year, we will have open studio hours for the next 3 Saturdays (Dec 3, 11 and 18) from 10am-4pm. If these days don't work for you, just give Rabi a call at 612-227-8960 to stop by.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to our friends and family for all of your support over the last 5 years. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Basilica Article

If you missed Rabi's solo show at the Basilica, check out the article about him in the Fall issue of their magazine.

Friday, October 29, 2010

What Do You Think?

We want to hear from you! Please consider leaving a review about Rabi's work as a comment to this post, on our Facebook page or tweet @yarbidesign with your thoughts. Consider including a photo too! By leaving a review, you are giving us permission to use your name and quote for marketing purposes.

Everyone who submits a review by December 31st will be entered to win a set of candle holders ($40 value).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Solo Show Extended

Faith Within has been extended by 1 week. If you haven't had a chance to visit the Basilica yet, this is your chance!

Event info
The Basilica of Saint Mary
John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Minneapolis, MN

Gallery hours
Sundays 7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 6:30pm
Other times by appointment

Sand Woman


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Artist's Reception & Talk

Join us tomorrow for refreshments and conversation about Rabi's solo show "Faith Within."

Event info
The Basilica of Saint Mary
John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Minneapolis, MN
August 26 at 6-8pm

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Powderhorn Art Fair Invitational Award Winner

Rabi was one of 15 to receive the Powderhorn Art Fair Invitational Award this past weekend. It sure was hot outside so thanks to all of your brave souls who came out for the fair.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Faith Within Solo Show

Copper, brass, tin & wood

Rabi will be exhibiting at The Basilica of Saint Mary in a solo show titled "Faith Within."

Artist reception and talk will be Thursday, August 26 at 6-8pm.

Event info
The Basilica of Saint Mary
John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Minneapolis, MN
August 1 - September 26, 2010

Gallery hours
Sundays 7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 6:30pm
Other times by appointment

Friday, July 09, 2010

Hopkins Art Festival

If you were planning on checking us out this weekend at the Hopkins Art Festival, be advised we have dropped out of the show.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Music Video Shot at Studio

Recognize a few of the pieces in the background? Local musician Chastity Brown shot a music video for MPLS.TV at the studio recently. Chastity also played at the opening reception of Rabi's solo show back in April.

Like what you hear? Chastity has a CD release party this Saturday, June 12th at the
Cedar Cultural Center at 8pm. Bonne chance Chastity!

Monday, May 31, 2010

What is Art?

MPLS.TV’s very own Doug Young went to Northeast Minneapolis during Art-A-Whirl to ask the ultimate question: What is Art? Rabi knows!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tonight on mn original

Rabi will be featured n this week's mn original. Here's the show's synopsis:

We chat with photographer Darin Back as he snaps polaroids of musician Alison Scott.

It happens only once every ten years. At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, nearly 5 thousand Minnesota artists get their Foot in the Door. We meet a few artists whose work is in the exhibit including Metal Sculptor Rabi Sanfo.

Plus: Painter Michael Schmidt, and Minnesota’s Latina Hip Hop starlet Maria Isa celebrates being a “Sota-Rican”.

Show 105 Sneak Peek from mn original on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

mn original Launch Party

Rabi was the "super secret" guest at the mn original's launch party. He presented the wall piece he created during his filming as a gift to the station.
He'll be part of the "Foot in the Door 4" episode airing May 20th.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Solo Show Opening Reception Tonight

Please join us tonight at the Frank Stone Gallery for the opening reception of Rabi's show. He is exhibiting “Kassena Collection,” a new series of bas relief metal wall art which combines two art traditions from his native country, Burkina Faso. He also has new bronze sculptures he created while in Burkina in December 2009, and new steel pieces.

The Frank Stone Gallery is located at 1224 2nd St NE in Minneapolis. The gallery will be open today from 12-9pm, with the opening reception starting at 5pm. Local singer Chastity Brown will perform solo around 7:30pm.

See you tonight!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Did You Miss the KFAI Interview?

No problem! You can listen to it online. Just click here. Rabi's segment starts at 17:56.

Tune in to KFAI Tonight

Listen to Rabi talk about his solo show at the Frank Stone Gallery on KFAI's Art Matters tonight at 7pm. KFAI is station 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Solo Show Publicity

Help us get the word out about Rabi's show!


Nancy Weis-Sanfo

Solo Show by Rabi Sanfo

Minneapolis, MN, 4/10/10 – Please join metal sculptor Rabi Sanfo April 22-May 2 at the Frank Stone Gallery. Sanfo will exhibit “Kassena Collection,” a new series of bas relief metal wall art which combines two art traditions from his native country, Burkina Faso.

In early 2009, Sanfo first created a lion hunting shield by wrapping copper, brass and steel sheets around carved wood. This wrapping technique is based on the traditional method of shield and throne making of wrapping leather and tin around wood. He then began to create wall art by combining the wrapping technique with the Kassena style. Kassena women in southern Burkina Faso make architecturally organic and geometric murals on their mud houses. “This collection is my way of translating in a more modern way the richness of my culture,” Sanfo said.

Sanfo returned to Burkina Faso in December 2009 to learn additional lost wax bronze casting techniques. Sanfo said, “My newest sculptures are taller and more expressive in their poses and positions. This is an evolution in my work.” These bronze sculptures and others made in steel will also be in the show.

The Frank Stone Gallery is located at 1224 2nd St NE in Minneapolis. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays, 12-5pm. The opening reception is Friday, April 23 from 5-9pm featuring a live solo performance by local singer Chastity Brown.

For more information, visit www.yarbidesign.com or call 612.227.8960.

High resolution images are available upon request.

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About Rabi Sanfo Rabi Sanfo, a Burkina Faso native, immigrated to Minneapolis in 2004. Since then, he has put his welding background to use by creating metal sculptures. Although his artistic techniques have evolved over the years, the core theme of his work remains: to share the history and culture of his native Burkina Faso. Sanfo has received numerous awards at juried exhibits and art festivals. He also supports local organizations by donating many pieces a year for fundraising events. Sanfo lives and works in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Download the press release, poster or postcard as a PDF.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spiritual Art Show Reception

Please join us from 7:30 - 9:00pm Thursday, March 25, for an evening of music and discussion, as part of the
10th Annual Juried Spiritual Art Show.

Elim Church
685 13 Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

7:30 - 8:15 Music by Kevin Brixius and friends
8:15 - 9:00 discussion NE Mpls Art; NE Churches; and NE Mpls future. Moderated by Nick Legeros, past Pres of NEMAA

Rabi was awarded Honorable Mention for his sculpture "Cain and Abel." Hope to see you then!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Foot in the Door Opening Reception

Opening reception of
Foot in the Door 4. I spy Rabi's piece, do you?

Foot in the Door 4 is an open exhibition for all Minnesota artists, which takes place every ten years at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Since 1980, Foot in the Door has celebrated the diversity and enthusiasm of Minnesota's visual arts community.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Visit our Website

You may have found that I don't update our blog very regularly. At this time, I definitely use our Yarbi Design website and Facebook account to get the word out about Rabi. So check us out at those 2 sites if you're wondering what we're up to!

Happy 2010!! May it be the best yet.