The District 728 Student Art Show is on display through Feb. 22 at the Arts Alliance Gallery, 609 Main Street. Among the charming pieces on display are these. The alliance gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by Bruce Strand, Arts editor A Colorado artist, Cindy Brabec-King, has captured Best of Show in the international juried show Arts in Harmony currently on display at Sherburne County Government Center. Brabec-King was honored for her watercolor entitled “Shrimp Forks,” and received a $1,250 prize, sponsored by First National Bank. Arts in Harmony, the [...]
by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Joan Ruprecht was enjoying an artists’ excursion to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan last summer when she snapped a photo of her group’s host and teacher, Harvey Schroeder, as he relaxed and chatted with them while wearing a straw hat. Ruprecht, of Elk River, decided to use that photo as [...]
Eleven artists are featured in the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s third annual Oil Painting Show on display through Feb. 1. A public reception for the artists will be held 5-8 p.m. today, Saturday, at 609 Main Street, The event includes hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting by Pour Wine Bistro and Bottle Shop, and guitar [...]
Elk River Area Arts Alliance is holding its annual Holiday Art and Gift Show from Nov. 13 through Dec. 28 at the gallery at 609 Main St., open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception for the public to meet the artists will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sat. Dec. [...]
A fish house scene and a plum dress and riding boots and a boy with a wagon are among the subjects in a wide variety of art work in various mediums on display in the All Media Exhibit that started Wednesday at Elk River Area Arts Alliance. The show lasts through Nov. 9 at [...]
by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The lake in the movie “On Golden Pond” has been on John Stander’s mind recently. The leader of Elk River Area Arts Alliance for five eventful years will be moving soon to that lake in Maine with gorgeous sunsets where Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn filmed the 1981 classic. [...]
by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Bette Gubbe Slag, a fiber artist with a knack for seeing the goofy side of things, has been people-watching at state fairs from age 13 to now as a grandmother. From these observances, Slag, of Elk River, concocted a portrait of a corn-dog devouring lady with such adornments as fish [...]