IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE JAQUES ART CENTER--
"Celebrate the Visual Arts!"
For a listing of events for 2014, Calendar/Schedule (pdf).
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FOUR SEASONS, FOUR ARTISTS
This exhibit features the beautiful watercolors of regional artists, Carol Hanson, Judith Kuusisto, Mary Hendricks and Mona Warren. Fritz Loven Park, located in the City of Lake Shore near Nisswa, serves as a backdrop for a study of the four seasons with its exquisite, northland natural beauty.
Fritz Loven Park, located in the City Of Lake Shore near Nisswa, is a unique place of natural beauty and inspiration. Described as the "Golden 80", the park has within its boundaries a winding trout stream called Stony Brook, features a panoply of wildflowers, and high bush cranberries. The changing seasons became the inspiration for a 'deep study' of subtle changes in the landscape. The artists share these inspiring observations in their watercolor paintings.
The art collection continues to evolve with new pieces being added. "Four Seasons,Fritz Loven" has been presented at: Great River Art Center in Little Falls in Spring 2013; The Crossings Art Alliance Q Gallery in Brainerd the month of Dec. 2013; Nisswa Women's Club Nov.2013 Meeting, Art Work and Power Point Presentation; and an article in "Her Voice" winter publication entitled "Tuesday Artists".
Stop by and see this outstanding exhibit. Remind yourself that spring is on the way with the many paintings of spring trilliums, bloodroot, lady slippers and others! As always, the exhibit at the Jaques Art Center is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
The winner of the People's Choice Award for the 'Autumn Views' Juried Exhibit was Pamela Andell with her collage, 'Autumn Leaves'.
The work was completed using acrylic and mixed media including leaves, feathers and even a lady bug! Good work, Pam! Thanks to all who voted in the People's Choice Award.
UPCOMING LECTURES & WORKSHOPS:
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.
MARCH 1 - 'CARTOONING BASICS'
Local Cartoonist, Duane Barnhart will teach us how to draw cartoons like a pro. Duane has had his own cartoon strip, and has had cartoons appear in Saturday Evening Post and Time magazine as well as editorial cartooning for Aitkin, White Bear Lake, Hudson and other newspapers.
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.
Jaques Art Center's Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation
April 12 at 11:00
The Jaques Art Center values it's members and volunteers. Many thanks to those who do so much to keep this organization's doors open so we can offer quality visual art to Minnesota's Lake Country. Please attend our Annual Meeting.
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.
ADULT EDUCATION SCHEDULE:
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.
- 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.
COMMUNITY CANVAS EXHIBIT
- "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.
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