Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘In Common Hours’ features acrylic paintings by Therese Masters Jacobson, opening at Lanesboro Arts Center Exhibition Gallery on Saturday, February 8, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 6, 2014.
‘Misty Mailbox’ acrylic painting, 30” x 24” by Therese Masters Jacobson
Courtesy of: Sara Baskett
Program Marketing Director
Lanesboro Arts Center
Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘In Common Hours’ features acrylic paintings by Therese Masters Jacobson at Lanesboro Arts Center. The exhibit runsFebruary 8 – April 6, 2014, with an artist reception on Saturday, February 8 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The title of the show, ‘In Common Hours’, is a phrase taken from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, whose literary work is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. Jacobson’s artworks depict what one encounters in daily activities rather than extraordinary moments . . . yet those daily things surmount ordinariness to the one experiencing them.
“Anything, anyone, any day, season, color or mood can be a good subject for a painting,” Jacobson adamantly says. From Alvarado, Minnesota (northwest corner of the state, near Grand Forks, ND), Therese Masters Jacobson indulges herself by painting in acrylics, a medium that she finds allows for texture and depth (unattainable with the watercolors she worked with for many years). She limits her palette to only primary colors plus white, mixing any other colors she needs herself, and never using black. “It deadens the palette,” she says. Her mother pressed crayons into her hands at the age of two. She has been creating art of all kinds since then – using oils, watercolors, inks, charcoal, colored pencils, and now acrylics. She paints people, landscapes of all seasons, horses, birds, flowers, musical instruments and books. “The Impressionists showed me that anything can be a good subject for a painting, and have been the greatest influence on my style. The works of Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh, among others, have guided my hand.” Originally from Chicago, Jacobson has been showing her work regularly in the Grand Forks, ND / East Grand Forks, Minn. region. She is a member of the River Walk Artists in East Grand Forks, Minn., and has exhibited solo and group shows including A Year on the Plains (solo exhibit, Campbell Public Library, East Grand Forks) and Mayor’s Choice Award Solo Exhibit (Grand Forks City Hall).
The exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Providing year-round arts programming for more than thirty years, Lanesboro Arts Center’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information:www.lanesboroarts.