Current Exhibitions

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CLOUD APPRECIATION with Alyssa Baguss

 

When was the last time you showed a little appreciation for the clouds? Sure, you have your problem clouds now and then but most of the time they mind their own business, go with the flow and accept change with grace. No matter who you are or where you live, clouds are usually there. You've got clouds? Me too! - Alyssa Baguss 

 

Follow the link to find the video of Baguss Drawing Clouds and draw along!

 

HOW TO DRAW A CLOUD:

 

  1. Go outside specifically to watch clouds.

  2. Find a comfortable place to rest and appreciate clouds: a bench in a park, lawn chair, picnic blanket.

  3. Chin up and eyes on the sky! Take it all in.

  4. Take a picture of a good looking cloud. Text the image to a friend #wow.

  5. Put your cell phone away.

  6. When you wonder if sitting alone looking at the sky makes you look strange, shake it off. If anyone has a problem with how you're appreciating clouds, this is their problem. Not yours.

  7. Pick one cloud that you like and watch it cross the entire sky from horizon to horizon.

  8. Notice how it changes shape and isn't the same cloud it used to be.

  9. If it completely disappears that's ok. Nothing lasts forever.

  10. Draw.

 

Alyssa Baguss’s practice explores mediated natural environments through the drawing processes and interactive creative experiences. She is a 2015, 2017 and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and a part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2020. Her work has been exhibited at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and Minnesota Museum of American Art. Most recently she received a 2020 Mid-Career Project Grant from Forecast Public Art funded by the McKnight Foundation.

UPCOMING Exhibitions

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New Age Nostalgia by Vitus Shell features large scale paintings of the black experience- giving agency to people from this community through powerful images deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary black culture. 

“Using hip-hop lyrics as the basis of my work, I refer to the musical references to create visual icons in my work. With strong ties existing among the history of rhythm and blues, reggae, and blues music, I depict the social conditions that are apparent in these musical forms and reproduce the images in my own work. In the past, I have often had a problem with art that is too conceptual; however, with the use of the figures, my work becomes accessible to audiences on all levels.”

                                                                          –Vitus Shell

New Age Nostalgia by Vitus Shell

Full Spectrum: Paintings by Chris Heidman and Lauren Krukowski

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Sometimes we need a quiet space, a moment to reflect on the contours of our existence in the form of color and light. Full Spectrum is a combination of paintings by Chris Heidman and Lauren Krukowski that reflect on that space. What do you see when the everyday is only seen as color and shape, a candy wrapper or a sunset? Krukowski believes that if you look deeper you become absorbed by the essence of visual comfort, everything has beauty sometimes it's only altered by how you can capture that. For Heidman, “Finding brilliance in the mundane and the awful is the new human condition. It’s essentially a form of recycling.”

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Storm Surge by Megan Vossler is about the literal and metaphorical power of water; specifically, ocean swells, and waves. Vossler will explore the power and resilience of both nature and ourselves in this large scale multi panel watercolor.  

 

Drawing has always been Megan Vossler’s primary practice, especially large-scale graphite drawings on paper that can envelop one’s field of vision, spanning ten feet wide at times. Her work has always focused on meticulous details and larger scales to allow for the many small areas of detail for storytelling. Vossler is interested in the metaphorical and narrative possibilities of figurative landscape representation. Her work pursues an open-ended narrative, giving living personifications to the trees, cliffs, oceans and rivers that can simultaneously act independently while also reacting to the populations that pass through them.

Storm Surge by Megan Vossler

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