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Autumn All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit

Autumn All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit


11-05-2014 THRU 11-30-12014





StudentShow_834 Students from 6 different schools are participating in this year’s student art showcase on display now from November 5th-30th at our East Grand Forks gallery.

April Symes’ high school students in Warroad created color-filled oil pastel landscapes. Participating students are Jenna Doyle, Sarah Casperson, Katelyn Crowe, Shelby Huseth, Francesca Huerd, and Bailee Ellenson.StudentShow_4

High school pupils of Deb Aune in Middle River used charcoal to create shapes with shadow and light in still life drawings.  Students are: Tony Olson, Yolanda Kaml, Teahna Anderson, Merle Holverson, Tyler Allen, Adrianna Beito, Whitlee Rud, Tanya Beaulieu, Johanna Jacobson, Ben Besser, and Jake Waage.

Grygla_Emilie TykwardSelfPortraitGoodridge students of Betsy Saurdiff painted acrylics in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, while her pupils at Grygla experimented with either Van Gogh’s style, or imaginative painting. Those participating from Grygla are Samantha Kraulik, Emilie Tykward, and Kelly Dougherty; and from Goodridge are Kourtney Konickson, Daylyn Kainz, and Benji Wilebski.

EGF_JacksonConradAmerica's HeroIn East Grand Forks, Josh Perkerewicz’ 8th graders at Central Middle School created large charcoal drawings of their favorite characters from movies and videos. Students participating are Joelle Kotowicz, Spencer Musgrove, McKenna Garrett, Jaiden Pinckney, Kaitlyn Knutson, Gina Wald, and Jackson Conrad.

Erin Nelson’s advanced art students at EGF Senior High used various media to express realism, abstract art, and collage through design. Her students include Claire Potter, Missy Anderson, Cameron Pederson, and Haakon Gisvold.StudentShow_6

StudentShow_3A reception for the artists and teachers will be held Saturday, November 22nd, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the gallery. The All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit is free to the public, and is open November 5th to November 30th, 2014 at the Arts Council Gallery inside the River Walk Artists shop and gallery, 211 Demers Ave, located in the Riverwalk Theater Mall, East Grand Forks, MN. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To arrange a private showing, or for information, please call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or T. Jacobson at 218-965-4216; or email NWMAC director Mara Wittman at mara@nwrdc.org.


Therese Jacobson ‘In Common Hours’

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


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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.org / 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.orgHandicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota; gallery hours through March are Tues-Sat 10-5, and beginning in April also open on Sundays 11-3.