IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE JAQUES ART CENTER--
"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.
COMMUNITY CANVAS EXHIBIT
AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 6
The Community Canvas Exhibit is now on display at the Jaques with 317 8" x 8" canvases created by community members and friends of the Jaques.
This is an awesome show created by your own friends and neighbors. Come in and vote for your Choice for Best of Show. It will mean $50 to the winner.
Francis Lee Jaques- “The Shape of Nature”
September 11 – November 1st, 2014
|In conjunction with the Bell Museum the Jaques will present an expanded selection of renowned wildlife artist and Aitkin County resident, Francis Lee Jaques.
Opening Reception will be September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Click here for the registration form for the 2015 Juried Nature Exhibit held January 9, 2015
February 14, 2015
The Harvest Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the 40 Club Convention Center. Registration Forms are now available at the Jaques. Stop in, call or email the Jaques for more information. Please support the Jaques Art Center and attend the “Fall Harvest Fair.”
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.
- JAQUES ORIGINAL SCRATCH BOARDS FROM SIGURD OLSON'S BOOKS ON EXHIBIT
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.
- Click here for information aboutpurchasing a patio block at the Jaques with your name or in honor or memory of a friend or loved one
- 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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