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…

2019 Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show, Part One

The 41st annual Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference was held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester June 13-15, 2019. This event featured judged and non-judged quilts, a quilter of the year, special exhibits and many opportunities for quilters to learn and develop their craft. Part One of my report from the show is…