In her work, Kit Leffler manages nostalgia with whimsy and a singular skewed sensibility. Louella Mae Snider, the perennial pianist at Nye’s, is one of characters she brings to vibrant life, along with the likes of such historical figures as Earl Bakken, John Banfill, and Pierre Bottineau. For this show, a new installation by Monica Sheets was also created with a historic eye trained on the suburb of Fridley. Architectural drawings of mid-century ramblers are accompanied by stories of the people who live there, providing a first-person ethnography of a place many dismiss and others call home. There will be an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 8, and an artists’ talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 22.