The Zehlian’s are planning their annual Art and Wine Walk in Thief River for Thursday, June 20th and they are looking for more artists. Are you interested in participating? Email Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
Art and Wine Walk
Drawn and Needled Exhibit Reception
“Yesterday’s Art & Wine Walk was another success for everyone at the gallery. Brett Lysne and Candace Osborn met many people, and answered questions all afternoon. Carolyn Meisel and I were the RWA featured artists for the event. The visitors were plentiful, and complimentary to our exhibit. Candace’s daughter brought a great power-point presentation on her laptop computer showing the steps involved in needle-felting an animal. People really enjoyed it!
The galleries entertained 366 guests.”
It sounds like an amazing time was had by all! Can’t wait for the next one! Hope to see you there!
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a new showcase opening in our East Grand Forks gallery this week titled Drawn and Needled. The drawings of Brett Lysne of Moorhead, MN, and needle felting of Candace Osborn of Ada, MN will be featured from August 6 to August 31, 2014.
Brett Lysne is a visual artist who works in drawing, printmaking, artist books, and writing. Born in Fargo and raised in Crookston, Brett attended college at the University of Minnesota, Morris for studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. He earned his MFA in printmaking and drawing from Washington State University, and has participated in artist residency programs in Washington, Vermont, Finland, Minnesota, and at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Currently he lives in a farmhouse near Moorhead, MN. Lysne’s exhibited work features “text-based drawing projects” created out of his “desire to clarify and organize complex memories, sentiments, and connections,” he writes.
Candace Osborne grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota which she says, “gave me an appreciation for nature and wildlife, as well as a love of domestic animals.” She showed artistic ability “probably as soon as I could hold a pencil.” Candace pursued both art and nature in college, earning a degree that lets her teach both Biology and Art. She taught in Nebraska before moving back to Ada with her family. Candace says, “Drawing led to painting, sculpting clay led to carving, and the combined skills have emerged in felting.” Her needle felted animals and nature scenes are skillfully reproduced with wool in miniatures of authentic wildlife.
The Drawn and Needled exhibit, opening August 6th, will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, August 16th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near the Blue Moose Restaurant, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in 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 Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: email@example.com.
JUNE 04-29, 2014
Reception: June 21, 2014
1:00pm-5:00pm during the Art and Wine Walk
ERIN D. NELSON & KARLEE WESTREM
MENTOR & STUDENT
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is very excited to bring the art of these two East Grand Forks residents. Mentor and Student, together under one roof! ‘Seaside Visions’ is their interpretation of what one would find in their environment at a seashell-strewn oceanside.
Erin Nelson teaches visual arts at East Grand Forks Senior High. She has an appreciation of 70’s artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Jean Michael Basquait, as well as by the environment she dearly loves, the ocean. Many of her paintings incorporate the use of numerals or lettering into her designs. The paintings she selected for this exhibit are in honor of her grandmother who introduced her to the ocean’s beauty from her earliest childhood. Nelson adds, “I hope this collection gives the viewer a sense of that environment my Grandma taught me to love so much.”
Karlee Westrem is a 2014 graduate of East Grand Forks High and has been a student of Erin’s for several years. Karlee received a mentorship grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council during the summer of 2013, and has participated in area student art exhibits, earning top scores. She says she has been inspired by her teacher, Mrs. Nelson, who introduced her to famous artists and styles of art, and experimented with color and design along side her mentor.
The ‘Seaside Visions’ exhibit and the artists will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk on Saturday, June 21st, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the NWMAC Gallery. Non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be served. To register for the Art & Wine Walk, visit the Blue Moose on the day of the event.
‘Seaside Visions’ is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the River Walk mall, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in 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 Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org