"We thrive on cultivating the Twin Cities arts community, nurturing inspiration and fostering the creative enclave by facilitating visions into reality."
GT Artistry was founded in 2009 by Minneapolis resident and creative enthusiast, Gerry Timm when a studio was acquired to accommodate rehearsals for ensuing GT productions. As a retired U of M medical engineering professor, Gerry’s life-long dream of creativity materialized in the “Ages and Stages” cohort, formed after he attended a few dance labs at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. This was followed by a well-received debut dance performance at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival, an event Timm would often frequent in the past as a spectator. Gerry’s creative journey would seemingly culminate around creating and starring in the modern dance collaboration and GT Artistry production “PIE EQUALS SQUARE,” performed at the Crane Theater in Minneapolis and run over nine days at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. While a lot of the creative focus at GT Artistry has shifted, Gerry’s passion for dance is still brewing.
Hans’ childhood passion for creativity materialized through making visual art and VHS productions for fun as a child. This developed into a passion for music by learning to play guitar during his teenage years, and producing songs through early adulthood. Hans earned an A.S. in Sound Design in 2017, and finished his undergrad with a B.A. in Media Production at Metropolitan State University, graduating in 2019. As a former founding member and performer with the Twin Cities group “Black Market Brass,” and as a solo artist, Hans has collaborated with various local and national artists. Hans started working at GT Artistry in 2014 and collaborated closely with local choreographer Paula Mann and Gerry developing the sound score and producing “Pie Equals Square" from 2016 to 2018. The production was accepted into the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.. In 2019 focus was shifted to making an episodic documentary series about Twin Cities local craft breweries. "The Craft Twin Cities" that aired locally on TPT (Twin Cities Public Television) 2020-2023.
THE CRAFT (documentary series) 2021
What a run! We are extremely honored that our seven episode craft brewery doc-series "The Craft" aired and streamed on TPT (Twin Cities Public Television) from 2020-2023.
Ep. 1 Pryes
Ep. 2 La Doña
Ep. 3 Bauhaus
Ep. 4 Waldmann
PIE EQUALS SQUARE (modern dance) 2018
As a feature length modern dance production, Pie Equals Square gazes satirically on one man’s struggle to explode his own mind. A mad inventor tries to apply logic to the absurd and abstract. A structural feat that constantly evolves and folds in on itself, Pie challenges the timeline of our shared existence. Choreographer Mann’s idiosyncratic, whimsical post-post modernist movement combined with composer Kruger’s melodic, soulful sound score provides the perfect counterpoint to our inside-out rollercoaster world.
FULL LENGTH PIECE