Featured Artist: Deb Aune & “Midwest Living”

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is delighted to announce the opening of MIDWEST LIVING, an exhibit of artworks by longtime artist and resident of Gatzke, MN, Debbie Aune.

MidwestLiving_1Aune works predominantly in watercolor, but includes mixed media, soft sculpture, and welding in her choices of art media.

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Deb Aune: Midwest Living

In preparation for the show Aune stated, “I wanted to paint what I’m sensitive to; the outdoors and the busy farming community that is so important to the traditions of Northern Minnesota.”

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Deb Aune: Midwest Living

Her “Tired Dolls” sculptures are the embodiment of a lifelong passion for everyday walking, traveling, collecting anything odd and recycling, and they incorporate pieces of truck tread found along roadways.

Deb had this to say about her collection

This collection of works encompasses the spirit, strength, and beauty of my personal world right now as I continue living on the farm, teaching art intuitively and guiding children to find their inner strengths through and in art.

MIDWEST LIVING will be showcased March 6th through April 19th at the NWMAC gallery in East Grand Forks. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 14th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Sundays, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema Mall.

For more information or a private showing, call the arts council office at 218-745-9111; contact the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.