Tag Archives: Art in Northwest Minnesota

Jeanne O’Neil Artist Reception at the River Walk Gallery

Visitors were able to meet Artist Jeanne O’Neil at the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 11 at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. The exhibit will be open until December 16. Make sure to stop by and see it if you haven’t had a chance. Jeanne and her group North Country Fiddle and Dance even played music for the crowd at the reception. Click on the links to hear IMG_1013 and IMG_1008.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Annual Exhibition

NWMAC Annual Exhibition
Opens Thursday, April 20th
 
Norman County West School
Halstad, MN

 

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is the primary coordinator and sponsor of this popular area exhibition.  Last year $2,300.00 of prize money was awarded at the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibition!
Thursday, April 20, Exhibition Opens to the Public
People’s Choice Voting Begins
Sunday, April 30th  Exhibition & Reception
12:00 P.M. Open for Viewing 
 1:00 P.M. Artist Reception
2:00 P.M. Program
Including “Of the Year Awards” Presentation and 2017 Creative Minnesota Report about Northwest Minnesota by  Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Sheila Smith, followed by a brief discussion of the impact of the arts and culture in the region.
Exhibition Closes Afterwards.
Please join us!

RWAG: Snapshots in Time – Beau Bakken

SNAPSHOTS IN TIME

Duluth

Beau Bakken, Hallock, Mn

June 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016

 

AnEveningOutWithFriends(Warren, MN) The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce the opening of “Snapshots In Time,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Beau Bakken of Hallock, Minnesota. Mr. Bakken who received the NWMAC 2016 Artist of the Year Award, will be featured in our East Grand Forks gallery Wednesday, June 29, 2016, through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
WestWallofExhibitLife-long resident of far northwestern Minnesota, Bakken learned art creation from his father, artist Rock Bakken, but also credits his sixth-grade teacher with his “favorite art lesson”: “Paint what you see, not what you think you see.” His artwork includes wall murals throughout the northwest Minnesota region, and award-winning acrylic paintings.

 

SouthwestCornerOfExhibitSuccess for Bakken comes with frugality, investing time in his artwork and family, instead of social media. He uses plastic lids for palettes, and inexpensive paints and brushes for best results. His basement serves as a studio, where he signed a spatter on a corner of the carpet.

 

EastWallofExhibitBeau Bakken sums up his exhibit as simply as his methods: “If there is a theme to this particular exhibit…it would revolve around snapshots in time. They are simply moments of my life or of others I know.” Scenes from places as diverse as Haiti, Duluth, France, Spain, and his family’s farm are captured for his simply amazing portfolio.

“Snapshots In Time” is available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to Mamma Maria’s.

We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer all questions. For more information call the arts council office at 218-745-9111 or contact the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.