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In 1998 the journey began as Wet Cat Designs and Meatless T-Bone Productions. It's barely legible but that yellow blur does read "two minds, one world," cleverly relating two individuals artistic existence together. The printer thought there was a error with the file. Perhaps it was just precognition.


The Dreams of Children was the first big project. These highly lovable characters were modeled after Ted and Jen of the Yo Banana Boy organization. The shuttle image was enlarged for giant foam-core cutouts that were suspended from the ceiling of the venue for the event. Which disappeared very quickly after the event.


Then in October, asked to create the window display for Pic-A-Book Store’s Banned Books Month. Devising a scene complete with cellophane fire pit, burned books, life-sized gas-masked figure, security camera with monitor focused on passers-by, and a very ominous Big Brother theme ad series. This was well received by both the public and the press. Originally planning to use an image of Dali and his mustache, the ominous stare of a young 20-something Salvador made him a peer.


Participating unofficially in the 2000 Spring Gallery Walk a collection of fine art and graphic design work was exhibited. Conveniently situated in a high traffic area of the event, visitors were also welcome to experience the work space firsthand. That summer we assembled the first Dark Side of the Moon exhibit in observance of the Secret Moon, or the second New Moon in one calendar month. This exhibit features a select group of artists each chosen for their ability to alter an exhibit space and/or provide a stunning and provocative atmosphere. Later that year and again unofficially, the studio doors were opened to the public for the 2000 Fall Gallery Walk.


The two hemispheres of the brain, the yin, the yang, the universe, and the two individuals exploring and creating it. In 2001 the meaning behind the phrase "two minds, one world" became clear.


Starting in June of 2002, paired with an old friend, Energy was a monthly series of theme-based installations organized by DJ Foundation and hosted by the Inferno nightclub. Each month featured a different display.
Flyer designs by DJ Foundation.


Unfortunately proving exhausting, these exhibits did accumulate to a substantial collection. This body of work was featured later that year at Studio Quest in the Kardonal Din exhibit. Much like the yin-yang ed brain illustration, this tessellation was designed and illustrated by both Donald and Karin. The amalgamation of their names into Kardonal Din made a seminal statement for the official first exhibit.


In 2004 Two Minds One World's "Art Fair Outside the Square" Off Broadway took growth. Disappointed with the main-stays interest in local talent, the Off Broadway Art Exhibition was established to showcase strictly regional artists and performers.
Volunteer organized and participant funded, Off Broadway is an event celebrating artistic diversity and self expression.


After multiple group exhibits, two silent art auctions, MAOAS, both a sculptural and performance dedication to TV Turn Off Week, the second annual Off Broadway, and then a short trip out of town for a contemporary invasion of folk art gallery Longbranch in Mineral Point (thanks Ben!), 2005 came to an end with the the second, unofficially third, installment of the Dark Side of the Moon series. Truly defining what the event was all about.


In 2006 it was time to do something else. All artistic energy was to be focused on Off Broadway. Karin further perused her interests in graphic design. Donald re-mastered the back-catalog of Greenfield Laboratories recordings, providing ample fodder for his Decade of Dementia radio series, and also got involved with the local Mercury Players Theatre group. Despite a continued positive response and general overall success it was decided to call Off Broadway a trilogy. The project was losing sight of it's original intent. Being an alternative. A flip side to the Art Fair on the Square. Not a cheep B side. "Secret Moon" 2008 will mark their return with a full scale public art collaboration.




2005 Logo Redesign

 

2007 saw an out-and-out halt to activity in Two Minds One World Studio. Life altering changes in employment and an inevitable relocation left a looming uncertainty. The intention to spend only one more year was postponed again for the sixth time. October saw all the real action with ongoing events almost continuously throughout the entire month. Donald was even significantly active in the daydreaminBoy sound studio with a new album expected to be finished by the new year. With the Secret Moon on the horizon we'll wait to see what the stars have to say about that move in 2008.

To the infinitely-improbable and beyond.


1999

"Banned Books display"
Pic-A-Book Bookstore
October 1- 31, 1999

"Good to the Last Drop"

Cafe Assisi Coffeehouse
November 6, 1999

"Holiday display"
Pic-A-Book Bookstore
November 1- 30, 1999

2000

"Spring Gallery Walk"
Two Minds One World Studio
sometime May, 2000

"The Dark Side of the Moon"
Two Minds One World Studio
July 30 & 31, 2000

"Fall Gallery Walk"
Two Minds One World Studio
sometime October, 2000

2002

"Energy"
The Inferno Nightclub
with DJ Foundation
June 20, 2002

"Energy: Vegas"
The Inferno Nightclub
with DJ Foundation
July 18, 2002

"Energy: Current"

The Inferno nightclub
with DJ Foundation
August 15, 2002

"Energy: Nightfall"

The Inferno Nightclub
with DJ Foundation
October 17, 2002

"Kardonal Din"
Studio Quest Hair Salon
November 18, 2002 -
January 2, 2003

2003

"Of Sublime Creativity"
MATC Truax Student Art Show
April 5 - 30, 2003

"Energy: Finale"

The Inferno Nightclub
with DJ Foundation
June 3, 2003

"Progressive Dane Arts Policy Task Force Kick Off"
UW Library Mall and Humanities Building Courtyard
September 13, 2003

"Madison Area Open Art Studios 2003"
October 4 & 5, 2003
Group Exhibit at Art Beat Gallery October 3 - 25, 2003

"Jack O'Lantern and the Sands of Time"
Two Minds One World Studio
October 1 - 31, 2003

2004

"Two Minds, One World"
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
January 4 - March 28, 2004

"Two Minds, One World"
Mother Fool's Coffee House
April 2 - 30, 2004


"The Vortex"
Mother Fool's Coffee House
April 25, 2004

"Time Transfusion"
Iron Works Building
April 23 - May 2, 2004

"...with a little help from our friends."
Benefit for "Off Broadway 2004"
The Portal Music Cafe
June 18, 2004

"Off Broadway Art Exhibition 2004"

Common Wealth Gallery, Madison Enterprise Center
July 5 - 30, 2004

"Super Nova"
The Portal Music Cafe
August 19, 2004

"Madison Area Open Art Studios 2004"
October 2 & 3, 2004
Group Exhibit at Art Beat Gallery, October 1 - 23, 2004.

"Euphony"
The Inferno Nightclub
with Joint Effort Productions
November 12, 2004

"Positive Music"
A musical response to AIDS
World AIDS Day Silent Art Auction
Unitarian Society Meeting House
December 4, 2004

2005

"A Gathering"
HI - Madison Hostel
January 10 - February 28, 2005

"The Entrance into the Knowledge of All Existing Things"

Benefit for "Off Broadway 2005"
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
March 14, 2005

"MATC Student Art Show"
MATC Truax
April 4 - 29, 2005

"Artists for Peace"
Madison Area Peace Coalition Exhibit and Silent Auction
Electric Earth Cafe
April 15 - April 30, 2005

"Two Minds One World"
Two Minds One World Studio
April 23, 2005

"Ahrt Heawyre's Tele-Visions"
Mother Fool'sCoffee House
April 25 - May 2, 2005

"Perpetual Commotion with Prof. Greenfield 12b"
WYOU Community Access Cable Channel 4
Filmed April 19, 2005
Aired April 30, 2005

"Aniv De La Rev"
Benefit for "Off Broadway 2005"
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
June 17, 2005

"Off Broadway 2005, Outside the Square"

Common Wealth Gallery, Madison Enterprise Center
July 8 - 29, 2005

"Madison Area Open Art Studios 2005"

October 8 & 9, 2005
Group Exhibit at Hue Gallery, October 7 - 17, 2005.

"For the Benefit of Mr. K"
Fundraiser and Silent Art-Auction for local artist Kevin Kelly.
Cafe Zoma
October 21, 2005

"Longbranch Goes Contemporary"
Longbranch Gallery,
Mineral Point, WI
November 5 - 30, 2005

"The Dark Side of the Moon"
Common Wealth Gallery, Madison Enterprise Center
December 29 - 31, 2005

2006

"MATC Student Art Show"
MATC Truax
April 1 - 30, 2006

"Come As You Are"
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
April 14 - June 11, 2006

"Savory Art Show"
Silent Art-Auction for Community Action Coalition.
Wil-Mar Center
April 15, 2006

"Decade of Dementia,
10 Years of Mania in Greenfield Laboratories, Madison, WI"
89.9 FM WORT Access Hour
April 17, 2006

Benefit for "Off Broadway 2006"
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
June 9, 2006

"Euphony"
The Inferno Nightclub
June 23, 2006


"Off Broadway 2006, Art for the Sake of Art"

Common Wealth Gallery, Madison Enterprise Center
July 6 - 15, 2006

"Sweet Psychosis"
A Mercury Players Theatre MercLab Production.
Kupfer Center/ Iron Works Building
July 20 - 30, 2006

"Madison Area Open Art Studios 2006"

October 7 & 8, 2006
Group Exhibit at The Overture Center, October 6 - 14, 2006.

"Decade of Dementia 2,
More from Greenfield Laboratories, Madison, WI"
89.9 FM WORT Access Hour
November 20, 2006

2007

"Art Off the Walls"
Art Auction for WPT
Porter Butts Gallery/ PBS
May 23 - 26, 2007

"I'm Just Sayin' Is All"
Circuit Bending Workshop
Cafe Monmartre
June 10, 2007

"Madison Area Open Art Studios 2006"
October 6 & 7, 2007
Group Exhibit at The Overture Center, October 1 - 14, 2007

"Autumn Harvest Fest"
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Public Pumpkin Sculpting
October 13 - 14, 2007

"Mastena"
Escape Java Joint and Gallery
October 26 - November 1, 2007

"JehovOrd's Witness ClockTower Radio Ministry"
89.9 FM WORT Access Hour
October 29, 2007

2008

Celebration of the "Secret Moon"
August 30, 2008

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