The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to announce the opening of an exhibit of paintings and drawings by well-known regional artist Rock Bakken at its gallery in East Grand Forks. Bakken, of Hallock, Minnesota, won first place at this year’s NWMAC Regional exhibition held in Fosston in April, and received the People’s Choice Award.
Wildlife is the central focus of Mr. Bakken’s artwork, rendered with acrylics in the finest detail. His “Twilight Buck” appears to meet the viewer eye to eye, while Minnesota birds, game, and flora–including the state flower, a Showy Lady Slipper—surround viewers in other paintings. Bakken’s showcased works also include several fine drawings.
Mr. Bakken will be the NWMAC gallery’s featured artist during the next Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, August 17th. His works will be showcased from July 24th through August 18th in the NWMAC gallery which is located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the River Walk mall, 211 Demers Avenue, East Grand Forks. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
For more information call the gallery at: 218-399-0162, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org