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Tuesday - Saturday


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Jaques Building


"Under the Watertower"

121 Second St. NW - Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-2363
info@jaquesart.com

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE JAQUES ART CENTER--
JOIN US!

"Celebrate the Visual Arts!"

For a listing of events for 2014, Calendar/Schedule (pdf).

Please donate online with credit card to the Jaques Art Center by going to
the Razoo Donation Center for the Jaques Art Center.

Become a Member of the Jaques. A PDF is now available to print off and send or bring in to the Jaques. Click here or go to the link in the menu on the right. Our members make us who we are. We can't thank them enough!

Join us on Facebook! Click the link below: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jaques-Art-Center/393852557381937

The Jaques Art Center will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 am.  The public is welcome.

Wings, Water & Wildflowers

March 28 - May 3 
A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Mother/Daughter artists,
Nancy Hemstad Seaton and Betty Vos Hemstad.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 29 - 12:00 - 3:00 pm

From the power and energy of Lake Superior to the beguiling invitation to stop and reflect along a forest path, we find inspiration for our work in glass, photography and watercolors. 

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utterflies

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PLEIN AIR - AITKIN! COMPETITION
JULY 9-12 EXHIBITION &
ART SALE - JULY 12 - 26

Plein Art Brochure, Prospectus and Registration materials are now available to download.

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UPCOMING LECTURES & WORKSHOPS:

  • KALEIDOSCOPE SCHEDULE:
    Kaleidoscope is held the first Saturday of the month - 10 - 11:30 am (except when conflicting with a holiday) and is open to children and adults alike who want to dabble in various, fun art projects.  

    This is a great opportunity to create with your children, grandkids or those you mentor.  Scholarships are always available!   Time:  10 - 11:30,  Ages 8 - 98,  $10- Scholarships are always available. Call the Jaques Art Center for more information - 218-927-2363.

    APRIL 5 - 'COMMUNITY CANVAS CLASS'
    Looking forward to  the 'Community Canvas' exhibit in August, Kaleidoscope takes this opportunity to offer a class to those who want to participate in this fun community event.  You'll get a canvas, we'll have lots of supplies, instruction and encouragement for you to create your own masterpiece.  Your art will be included with over 300 others to form a gigantic mosaic of art.  

    The Public reception will be before the Riverboat Days Parade begins.  Will you be able to find your art?  This will be like the "Where's Waldo" of the art world.  

  • 'Pysanky' -- Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Class 
    Ukrainian Easter Eggs are deocorated using a batik method of applying beeswax and dyes.  In the Ukrainian language the Easter Eggs are known as 'pysanky' '(pysanka' for just one) which means 'to write'. Ukrainians have been decorating eggs even before accepting Christianity in the year 988.  The symbols on 'pysanky' are rich with both pagan and Christian meanings.

    Discover how you can make your own 'pysanky' during this Easter Season. You'll learn the many symbols used  on the eggs and what they represent. This class is for ages 15 and up and should fill up so don't delay with your registration. Our instructor is Steve Hackett.

     
    Date: Wednesday, April 9   -  Time: 1-3:30 p.m. 
    Cost: $15 - $7 materials fee (paid to instructor)
    Maximum Students: 10 - Call the Art Center to register

  • Jaques Art Center's Annual Charity Golf Tournament Date Set for Friday, June 6 at 1 p.m. 

  • It's time to get your teams together! for the golf tourney at the Minnesota National Golf Course at Big Sandy Lodge and Resort, McGregor, MN.
    100% of tournament proceeds help to fund the daily operations of the Jaques Art Center.

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  • ADULT  EDUCATION SCHEDULE:

    On-going Classes:

    One Stroke Painting with local artist Rochelle Bertram, class is held the first Wednesday of each month.  Cost is $18.00 plus supplies.  Call the Jaques Art Center for Supplies list.

  • COMMUNITY CANVAS EXHIBIT 
    AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 13 

    Click here for a larger version of the below.
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  • The original scratch board art by Francis Lee Jaques from Sigurd F. Olson's books, The Singing Wilderness and Listening Point are  on display for the first time ever in Aitkin and are on loan to the Jaques Art Center by The Listening Point Foundation, Inc. which is dedicated to preserving Listening Point and advancing Sigurd Olson’s legacy of wilderness education.

    “...wilderness begins where the road ends; and if the road never ends, there never will be any wilderness.”   Sigurd Olson, 1899-1982

    Those of us who love the serenity, wildness and unspoiled land in the northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters may be familiar with the nine books written by Sigurd Olson.  He was a Minnesota author, environmentalist/naturalist of the Quetico-Superior canoe country and advocate for the protection of the wilderness.  He was also a contemporary and friend of Francis Lee Jaques, internationally known wildlife artist and resident of Aitkin County Minnesota. 

    Jaques created scratch board illustrations for Olson’s books, ‘Listening Point’ and ‘The Singing Wilderness’.  Currently eight of these original works of art are on display in the Jaques Gallery at the Jaques Art Center.  The art is on loan to the Jaques by The Listening Point Foundation in Ely, Minnesota.

    The foundation is dedicated to preserving Olson’s cabin at Listening Point in the   BWCA and advancing Sigurd Olson’s legacy of wilderness preservation, appreciation and education. The Jaques Art Center invites the community to see these exceptional examples of Francis Lee Jaques work. 

  • "ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE."    – Pablo Picasso

  • General exhibit entry form. Also available at the Jaques Art Center.


'Passing of the Old West'
by F.L. Jaques


The Jaques Art Center is committed to Equal Opportunities and Accessibility.
Handicapped accessible     Voice/TTY 1-800-657-3775

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