The Minnesota Twins today unveiled five new public art pieces within Target Field's latest destination gathering space -- Bat & Barrel. Located in the space formerly known as the Metropolitan Club, Bat & Barrel is a dynamic new club open to all fans.Consistent with Target Field's history of celebrating public
The Minnesota Twins today unveiled five new public art pieces within Target Field's latest destination gathering space -- Bat & Barrel. Located in the space formerly known as the Metropolitan Club, Bat & Barrel is a dynamic new club open to all fans.
Consistent with Target Field's history of celebrating public art, the Twins engaged four artists to create signature art elements in conjunction with the introduction of Bat & Barrel. The artists -- Mary Lim of Kansas City, MO; Adam Turman of Minneapolis, MN; Forrest Wozniak of Minneapolis, MN; and Jenny Zanatta of Minneapolis, MN -- each were tasked with creating unique Twins and/or baseball-themed art using their individual styles and mediums.
A summary of the artists and their Target Field work is detailed below:
Mary Lim - Twins City, 2018
Mary Lim is a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she double-majored in Graphic Design and Art History. As a designer within Populous Activate, Mary provides multi-disciplinary design solutions for places that draw people together. Twins City - which spans the walls inside Bat & Barrel's glass elevator shaft - combines the dual nature of Minneapolis and St. Paul into one landscape, celebrating the Twins brand and its community.
Adam Turman - Northern Lights, 2018
Adam Turman is an illustrator from Minneapolis, MN, whose bold style offers colorful takes on beloved landmarks and the great outdoors. Adam's murals can be found throughout the Midwest, and his prints in private collections worldwide. He works with major brands, independent businesses, and private collectors to make art part of our everyday.
Adam grew up in the Twin Cities and got his start as an artist by making gig posters for bands coming through popular Twin Cities venues. He drew influence from the bold, graphic style of 80s art and comics. Adam started his professional studio practice in 2003, and since then has become one of Minnesota's most popular artists.
Approaching projects from a graphic design perspective, Adam connects with art lovers through his collection of colorful art screen prints and creates commissioned pieces in the form of logos, illustrations, murals, and paintings. Clients use his work to advertise events, connect with local audiences, and celebrate their organizations. He has worked with businesses like Sierra Nevada Brewing, Fidelity Investments, X Games, SPAM/Hormel, Red Bull, and the Children's Hospitals of Minnesota, just to name a few. Adam's Bat & Barrel creation - Northern Lights - adorns the two-story southern interior wall. On the web: adamturman.com
Forrest Wozniak - Pennant, 2018 and Opening Day, 2018
Forrest Wozniak was born and raised in South Minneapolis. He's been a lifelong Twins fan and was even fortunate enough to attend the Seventh Game of the 1991 World Series at the Metrodome. He has created two custom signs for Bat & Barrel: Opening Day is located on the main concourse adjacent the entrance to the vertical circulation vestibule; and Pennant is located inside the main stairwell connecting Bat & Barrel to the main concourse.
Forrest is a local sign painter, and has been painting large historic and iconic outdoor signs and advertisements around the twin cities for the past 17 years. In 2010, he was included in the book "Sign Painters" (Princeton architectural press) with the accompanying documentary film, was in a Carhart commercial commemorating Father's Day in 2017, and just returned from Houston, TX where he collaborated on a contemporary "Sign Painters in America" exhibit at the Houston Contemporary Craft Museum. On the web: forrestwozniak.com
Jenny Zanatta - 5,278 Swings, 2018
Jenny Zanatta, a Twin Cities native, studied Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota and is currently a Graphic and Environmental Designer at Shea. There, she focuses on restaurant branding and space design, and specializes in creating unique visual experiences that come to life in unexpected ways. 5,278 Swings takes two well known and loved brands to the next level, and presents them in a surprising, multifaceted way for fans to connect with. 5,278 Swings adorns the Club Level walls for fans to enjoy as they enter or exit Bat & Barrel.