AZ November Newsletter

A little bit of this and that from Lowertown…….

November

 

I’m Home!

I had a great time at the Saint Paul Art Crawl and at the Northrup King Building’s Art Attack, but I am also just fine with my paintings coming home where they were born and where they look beautiful! My great friend Mary E told me once, “Always paint what u love, cuz if it doesn’t sell make sure u would be pleased to have it hanging on your wall. I love these paintings, so I am okay with that. I also love the ones that sold and am happy about that, don’t get me wrong! But I welcome these with loving arms. Now to get ready for the holiday show and Winter Carnival……

NKB Art Attack – Day 2

 

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Here hanging out on the third floor of the Northrup King Building outside Studio Pintura’s North Light Studio #350. It is day 2 and there has been a lot of traffic. We are open today until 8pm and Sunday 5-10. On Day 1, great friends came and crossed the mighty Mississippi River to support me and my art. Thanks to Gia, Sally, Amy, Tammy, Jenni, Anna, and of course my constant love, Greg. The rain, sleet, and cold was a tough Friday night sell, but people came out to feast on some creativity. I have to say that I love the artists who inhabit the studios and  am inspired by their works.  It is always fun to be surrounded by those who share your passion and love of the creative life.IMG-4781

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IN YOUR ELEMENT: Natural Heritage Project

Excited to be a part of this show: Natural Heritage Project: In Your Element

The premise: Warning, this is no ordinary exhibition. Each artist selected to participate will be provided with unique GPS coordinates and asked to commit to one hour immersed in the assigned environment (don’t worry, you will have an opportunity to let us know your preferred method of transport and we will find the perfect coordinates just for you). 

Such a cool call for an art adventure. I thought, I’m going to do this!!! I loved the sense of mystery and the randomness of the GPS coordinates; I had no idea where I was going. My husband and I packed up the car and followed the coordinates across Minnesota. I was excited as we got nearer and passed Saint Cloud, my curiosity was building. I was so surprised that my site turned out to be a bog! I use to hate bogs, but this was beautiful. It was the St Wendel Tamarack Bog, here is a link to more information about the site: St Wendel . From my childhood memories at Camp Ojiketa, bogs were smelly and bug filled, this was enchanting and mesmerizing with the layers of flora. Now after painting there, I have adjusted my attitude and opened my eyes to the beauty of bogs.

I visited twice and was so entranced by the solitude, the quiet moments of lone birds singing their beautiful songs, and the random animal encounters. The encounters I enjoyed, because they met my intrusiveness into their habitat full on with their dominant personalities, “Excuse me! (I’m a bug, a vole, a bird, a dog) I have this is my territory and I have business here that I am engaged in, please move aside!” I was the outsider that had to be a guest in their home. They allowed me to paint their sanctuary and I loved what I captured. St Wendel is a place of beauty and unexpected beauty, please take an adventure and visit!

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IN YOUR ELEMENT

IN YOUR ELEMENT

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Join us to view original works by artists tasked with exploring and observing nature within an assigned environment. Perhaps a beaver pond in William O’Brien State Park or the Light Rail on the corner of Snelling and University Avenue. No matter where they are sent, they will create a piece based on their recollection of the time spent within it, providing us clues to their surroundings. Along with each piece listen to audio directly from the artists as they speak about their experience and divulge their location.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Katy Dika – Providence, Rhode Island

Amy Clark – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Terra Rathai – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laura Ahola-Young – Pocatello, Idaho

Nicholas Klofkorn – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kristie Kaiser Frudden – Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Deanna Grigus – Hudson, Wisconsin

Kay Raabe – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Kristin Maija Peterson – Eagan, Minnesota

Cena O’Brien – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Beth Garrigan – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Susanna Gaunt – Duluth, Minnesota

Madeleine Althoff – Stillwater, Minnesota

David Andree – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Britta Anderson – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stefanie Kiihn – Roseville, Minnesota

 

Sold and New

The Stockholm pictures sold right away, thank you to the new owners! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Please visit this incredible small town-  Stockholm, WI 

Stockholm, WI destinations

Stockholm Gardens and Nursery

Map and events

There are so many fun things to see and do and places to eat and drink. My favorites are Bogus Creek Cafe and Gelly’s. They have a plethora of artists and creative souls that as a community hold a lot of interesting events.

Stockholm Art Fair http://www.stockholmartfair.org For over 40 years, artists have been filling the lovely Stockholm Village Park overlooking Lake Pepin on the third Saturday each July. On July 20 2019, the charming little village of Stockholm, Wisconsin will once again host one of the best art fairs around —over 100 juried artists with exceptional works of art, including paintings, jewelry, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, leather, photography and more.

I added a painting to the AZ Gallery from my favorite spot, Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls. Great food and views. What Greg and I like about this spot, besides the food, are the people who hang out here. Lots of dog lovers and music aficionados that like to savor a beer and talk about this and that and whatever else is on their minds, our kind of people!

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Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls

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