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…

A Treasury of Realism

To say that modern, abstract art has come to dominate the art world would be an understatement. But a lot of people have yet to acquire a taste for works that do not immediately reveal to you what they are about. If you are a fan of traditional, representative art, then make your way to…

Beautiful Bronze Bequest

The Owatonna Arts Center is the beneficiary of a collection of works of bronze by James Idstrom. Here is a sampling of what was on display at the official dedication of this outstanding bequest. Idstrom served most of his career as a wildlife biologist for the Minnesota Department of Resources in the Owatonna area. According…

Healing Arts, Spring/Summer Edition

The spring/summer, 2019 edition of the Healing Arts program at the Owatonna Hospital is worth a visit even if you are not there as a patient or to visit someone. The ER area always features 3D works of art. This time around it is ceramic works by Jerry Deuschle. It took me a while for…

Artistic Talent, Close to Home

These are the works of art that caught my eye at the 67th annual Steele County Art Exhibition at the Owatonna Arts Center. Bonnie Broitzman’s “Painting As Prayer” evokes Georgia O’Keefe’s beautiful flower paintings.     A couple of painted saw blades from Linda Christofferson; “Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal on the left and “Mail is…