The third annual Rivers Edge ArtCrawl was held Thursday in downtown Elk River with 11 participating businesses hosting one or more Elk River Area Arts Alliance members showing their works. It’s an opportunity for customers to enjoy the creativity of area artists while going about their regular shopping. Participants were Patti Sandusky (jewelry) at [...]
“Minnesota Harvest” is the theme of the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s current show, Oct. through Oct. 31. Participating area Suzanne Ballweber, Kathy Brad, Bud Bullivant, Donna Jean Carver, Mark Caselius, Linda Croteau, Nancy Gongoll, Mark Haglund, Sarah Hartman, Carol Hendrickson, Steve Madore, Jean Orr, Marilyn Schroeder, Pat Soyka, Betty Stensurd, Judy Syring, and [...]
Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s member exhibit is taking place at the Sherburne County Government Center from Sept. 17 through Nov. 2. Shown here are three of the dozens of paintings on display. Also featured in the show are photographs.
by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Bette Gubbe Slag says she has always been compelled to take the path that’s different. That might be creativity, or it might just be obstinance. At high school in Duluth in the ’60s she was resolute enough to force her way into an architectural drawing class that had never [...]
The Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s third annual Photography Exhibit, featuring 24 artists, is ongoing from July 25 through Aug. 25. A reception for the public to meet the photographers will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Roger Williams’ entrant, Fluid Motion, was declared Best In Show. Also cited [...]
Editor’s note: Karen Kiefer, 59, is one of Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s most prolific painters and teachers. An ERAAA member since 1997, she has served as judge several times at the Edina Art Center, Robbin Gallery, and other venues. She’s had numerous showings statewide, including the State Fair Fine Art Exhibition and an [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA), which has contributed to the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s ArtSoup community arts festival in the past, found it difficult Monday to deal with a request for $2,000 for this year’s event. It decided against a straight up contribution and went with a plan [...]