Dragons and Dinosaurs

An exhibit at the Creation Museum in Kentucky explores the connection between ancient dragon legends and dinosaurs. Here’s why this is a big deal. If the dragons depicted throughout the world are actually dinosaurs it deals a crushing blow to the theory of evolution, which insists that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and went…

Porcelain in Motion

Sea-life themed porcelain and stoneware created by the artist Glynnis Lessing was recently featured at the Owatonna Arts Center. In her artist’s statement Lessing speaks of her love for water and the many animals that live in it. Creatures that live in the water are curved and flexible, making them perfect for stretching them onto…

Inkings – the artwork of Rebecca Tombaugh

“I paint with pen and ink. I call them inkings.” So reads the artist statement of Rebecca Tombaugh, an artist I discovered on a recent art outing in Kansas City. The offices of the Buttonwood Financial Group and the Union Hill Animal Hospital are a block apart in the 3000 block of Main Street in…

Beautiful Light, Hope, Healing, Wellness

The beneficiary of the current exhibit at the Buttonwood Art Space is Kansas City’s Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers. 50% of each art purchased during this show will go to the mental health programs that the Metropolitan Council supports. Here is a sampling of the show. “Hidden Tiger” by Dustin Miller   Detail…

Fine Art at the Fair

The artwork at this year’s Steele County Free Fair featured a number of faces. This work by Marie Larson won grand champion in the pro-am division. It’s entitled “Kinda Blue.”   I like the over-the-shoulder perspective of this piece by Susan Powell entitled “Stella”. Stella also happens to be the name of the female mascot…

New to the MIA

A world-class art institution like the Minneapolis Institute of Art is always adding to its extensive collection of art. Here are some of the pieces we found at the MIA on a recent visit. They are either new to the MIA or we just had never seen them before. Don’t we all feel like we’re…