Matthew Braun — Oil on Canvas
Artist Bio: I’m in the process of making what I hope to be an immersive artificial world. I’m very much inspired by accounts of nineteenth century mass entertainment trends such as panoramas, dioramas, and even some of the gargantuan stage sets found in both dramatic theater and stage magic. The pictures I’m working on are very wide, spanning multiple canvases, and are painted from the observation of theatric sets I’ve built.
Studio address: Barn Theatre, 316 Becker Ave.SW
Directions: Please enter at 316 Becker Ave.SW, take steps or elevator to 3rd floor. Studio is further down the hall from the Arts Council’s classrooms.
Studio phone: 320-298-5194
Paula Swanson — Chainsaw Carving
Artist Bio: Paul Swanson, a Sunburg native, with his carving partner Jamie- Merle’s Chainsaw Carvings-travels throughout the US doing shows and custom work. They are Iraq War Vets and have been in carving contests and have been sponsored by Stihl Chainsaw Company. They have done local shows as well in Danube and New London and last year at Patina Marquet in Willmar. Their unique Technique of carving with chainsaws is a must see performance art too!
Studio address: Patina Marquet, 1030 Bus 71 NE, Willmar
Studio phone: 320-444-3698
Sharon Schuetze – Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings
Artist Bio: Sharon Schuetze studied art through high school and majored in Fine Art in college. After graduating college, Sharon continued painting local scenes for small shops and studied under other artists to develop different mediums and techniques. She worked at a professional design studio creating wallpaper borders, dishes and fabrics for several years. She currently enjoys painting in acrylic and other media while developing a loose, impressionistic, vibrant style which reflects what inspires all of us about nature and the creativity of God’s world.
Studio address: 125 Lake Ave.North, Spicer
Directions: From St.Hwy 23 in Spicer, turn East onto Frances Street, drive one block then turn right onto Lake Ave.
Studio phone: 320-796-5030
Studio is handicapped accessible.
STUDIO 7 (two artists)
A Thousand Cranes Gallery
Jean Trumbo –Pastel, Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings
Artist Bio: Jean Trumbo is working with 2-dimensional media to produce abstractions that reference maps, landscapes and an idea called personal geography. My background includes a BS and MA degree from Iowa State University as weel as MFA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Darmouth. For 25 years I served as a professor of visual design at a variety of places. I was disabled by a brain aneurysm in 2007 and have been working to regain my expressive, artistic life ever since. Currently, my work is an abstract exploration that I call personal geography.
Kari Weber – Oil Landscapes
Artist Bio: I am a lanscape painter working with themes from our local region. My background includes both a BFA degree in painting and a teaching degree from the University of MN, Moorhead. For almost 20 years, I’ve been able to paint in the New London area and work as an art instructor for the NL-S School District. Currently, my work involves the agricultural spaces in our state. I try to find country subject matter and paint it with a contemporary approach. You will find this new series, as well as other paintings relating to our area at my stop. You can also find me at my website: http://www.kariweber.com
Studio address: 326 Main Street, New London
Directions: From Hwy 23, turn North onto State Highway 9. The gallery is on the corner of Hwy.9 and Co.Rd.40, just past the High School.
Studio phone: 320-354-1710
Studio is handicapped-accessible