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…

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…

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…