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.
Both galleries will be filled with the magnificent art of our own hometown resident, Francis Lee Jaques. At the opening ceremonies. Don Luce, Curator of Bell Museum Exhibitions, and Dr. Susan Weller, Director of the Bell Museum spoke about this extraordinary exhibit.
'Passing of the Old West'
by F.L. Jaques
Click here for the registration form for the 2015 Juried Nature Exhibit
to be 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.”
The Art Center will remain open until 5 that day. Make a night of it, come see the Jaques Exhibit: The Shape of Nature, then go to the 40 Club for fun, music and a delicious dinner. Dance if you like to the toe-tapping, eclectic music of J-PAK.
Winner of our Community Canvas People’s Choice Award
Doug Fradette of Aitkin, Minnesota
Well done 3D art! Fun to look at!
Thanks to all who participated in this great
Community Canvas Art Event!
UPCOMING LECTURES & WORKSHOPS:
WANT TO PLAY WITH MUD?
The Jaques has a kiln and it is going to be put to good use! Whether you are familiar with making things out of clay or if you have never done it - this is your chance. This on-going class will be held every Tuesday and Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
Adele McDonnell will be at the Jaques to help you made frogs and dragonflies, 'Up North bowls, platters or large mosaics. Come in and check out some of the things you can do. There will be a $5 per session fee and additional charges for supplies and firing. Call the Jaques for more information.
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.
October 4 - LET'S DRAW FRIENDLY MONSTERS! with Angie Barnhart
November 1 - HARVEST MOTIF SIMULATED STAINED GLASS ART with Rachel Goble
- 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.