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…

When Church Buildings Burn

The recent disasters involving church buildings around the world have drawn attention to the Christian faith but not for the right reasons. Several weeks ago three historically Black churches in a small area of Louisiana were set on fire. Police have arrested a suspect who they believe is responsible for all three fires. Then the…

Emotional Expression Wall Show

Artist Kathy Mommsen’s Emotional Expression Wall Show is showing now at the Owatonna Arts Center. For this show the artist used live models and sculpted directly on clay wall pieces to show the essence of people in action. Moving Through the Texture of Water   Over, Under and Through   This one is called Garden…

Spain’s Remarkable Cave Paintings

Fourteen years after he died they officially apologized. The experts thought he just made it all up. Accused him of forgery. But till his dying day, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola maintained his integrity. Led by his eight-year-old daughter, Sautuola discovered the polychrome cave drawings of Altamira, Spain in 1879. He enlisted the help of Juan…

Napoleon’s Tapestries

Every good European monarch had to have a collection of tapestries. Here is a look at some of the tapestries that are part of the Napoleon, Power and Splendor exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. These exquisite works of art adorned Napoleon’s palace. They are so intricate and beautiful it…