2012 Gallery Season

It is Greece to Me

January 13 to February 28, 2012

Carlander Family Gallery

Artist Reception: January 13th 5-7 pm

Father James Cly Zotalis

The exhibit, “It is Greece to Me” will be a collection of pen/ink and watercolors of current sites in Greece today.  The artwork will reflect the people and places of the Greek mainland and surrounding islands.
Father Zotalis is a third generation Greek and will give a taste of his homeland from his trip he is leading to Greece through the Cathedral with 31 people.

“I’m just trying to tell you that this is the direction our body is going”

January 13 to February 28, 2012

Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception & Performance: January 13th 5-7 pm

Alex Lange “I’m just trying to tell you that this is the direction our body is going” is a performance work that attempts to use my body to close the distance between myself and the sun.  In attempting to close this distance, the performance becomes a meditation on my spiritual experience.  My exploration of landscapes that appear to be infinite or beyond my ability to perceive is in direct connection to my belief in our very own infinity.  This infinity seeks a connectedness of all human infiniteness, a connectedness that could be described as a soul or essence that extends beyond our physical body.  Utilizing text, movement, and video, this performance will draw on Midwestern landscapes to attempt to close the gap between myself and the infinity within myself.

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Portraits

March 2 to April 17, 2012            

Carlander Family Gallery

Artist Reception: March 2nd 5-7 p.m.

Julie M. Fakler

The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Portraits are paintings of the adoptable animals from the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. The images of the animals represent their energy, personality and physical attributes. There is a wide variety of wonderful animals in need of your help right now at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Please adopt from & support your local humane society. This exhibit and body of work are made possible by a grant provided by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council & McKnight Foundation.

Photography

March 2 to April 17, 2012

Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception: March 2nd 5-7 p.m.

Paul Swanson

I have enjoyed doing photography since 1984 and have been constantly learning different techniques for manipulating the medium. With the advent of computer manipulation and digital photography the possibilities have become almost endless.

Claire Ellendson

March 2 to April 17, 2012

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial  Gallery

Artist Reception: March 2nd 5-7 p.m.

Claire Ellendson

Student Exhibit: Youth Art Month

March 9 to April 7, 2012

Paradise Center for the Arts Second Floor

Artist Reception: March 9th 5-7 p.m.

The Paradise Center for the Arts celebrates “Youth Art Month 2012” by having an exhibit that highlights the artwork of local school-age artists.

REVELATIONS AND INSPIRATIONS

April 20 to June 5, 2012

Carlander Family Gallery

Artists Reception: April 20th 5-7 p.m.

Richard Mittelstadt                                        

My ambition has always been to abstract my painting subjects. However, as an observational and

mechanical artist, that has always been a challenge. With acrylic paints, I can enthusiastically play with abstractionism—creating more colorful, expressive, and whimsical forms of landscapes as well as nonobjective compositions. I totally enjoy the magic that takes place during the painting process. As I immerse myself into each creative adventure, I often times find myself feeling transported into another dimension as if time no longer exists and my imagination and hands work to materialize a new image with color, line, texture, a sense of movement, balance, expression, and mood. When my artwork is finished, not only do I want to enjoy my own creation but I also hope to provide the viewers of my work an opportunity to be briefly distracted from whatever is on their minds—a momentary gift of enchantment and amusement.

Israel — Macro to Panoramic

April 20 to June 5, 2012

Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artists Reception: April 20th 5-7 p.m.

Jane Strauss

One striking impression of Israel is that it packs such a diversity of views into less than 10,000 square miles, less than 1/8 the area of Minnesota.  Another is its diversity of people — I recently heard one person refer to it as a “Disneyland of history and religion” — and life styles, everything from Western Urban, to nomadic, to third-world, to small rural towns.  During a tour-on-a-shoestring lasting six weeks, I pictured both its landscape and its detail, and share them here with you, the viewer.

Dakota Neuman: Student Work

April 20 to June 5, 2012

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery

Artists Reception: April 20th 5-7 p.m.

Mural Society Sale: Recycled ART Sale

Carlander Family Gallery

June 7th, 8th & 9th

ASIA SPEAKS

June 15 to July 31, 2012

Carlander Family Gallery

Artist Reception: June 15th 5-7 p.m.

Dee Teller  

Dee Teller’s entire show will be on fans or on scrolls—-this is the Asian way to present original work.  The scrolls and fans will be the visual voice box for “ASIA SPEAKS”.  Dee has exhibited in China, Japan, Canada, Korea, and the USA.  She also has art in homes in those 5 countries.  The paintings on scrolls were mounted on silk with rice paper in China, Japan, Korea, or with a Japanese scroll maker in Utah. Dee has won National and International competition on her horses and calligraphy .  They make up the majority of the show. It will also include Yellow Mountain landscape, florals and other subjects.  She started Sumi-e Painting in 1986…..  Studied in China at an Art Academy in 1987……Studied with Master Horse Painter Lok Tok since 1988……Continues to learn from many Masters as well as teach Sumi-e herself.

“In His Image”

June 15 to July 31, 2012

Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception: June 15th 5-7 p.m.

Mary McCartney

Mary McCartney received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting from Ohio University.  She studied at the Toledo Museum of Art Young Artists Program and was a protégé of Sr. Genevieve.  Mary received artistic and academic scholarships to Cranbrook Institute of Arts, University of Toledo, Ohio University and Reynolda School of American Art.  Her exhibit venues include the Toledo Museum of Art, the National Arboretum in Washington, DC and the Wallingford, Pennsylvania Arts Center.  Mary has taught two dimensional and mixed media to all ages, and has used art therapeutically. Mary concentrates in painting and drawing in a variety of media, including oil, pastels, acrylic, batik and pencil.  Her work ranges from the detailed and representational to highly expressionistic juxtaposition of color and form.  Mary’s portraiture has been describes as having a classical air, reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance painters. Her expressionistic work is often organic, inspired from nature.

Galaxies burst forth

Spirit dives in to paint dance

Reflect God’s glory

car pARTs

August 3 to September 25, 2012

Carlander Family Gallery & Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception & Award Ceremony: August 3rd 5-7 p.m.

car pARTs: A juried Art Show about Cars

A group exhibition on the theme of Cars. All artwork includes a car or car parts in the artwork.

Sara Heselton: Peace–Strength–Surrender

August 3 to September 25, 2012

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery

Artist Reception: August 3rd 5-7 p.m.

Paradise Center’s Annual Member’s Show

Sept. 28 to Nov. 3

Carlander Family Gallery & Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception: Sept. 28th 5-7 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts Annual Members’ Show showcases our members’ artwork in the beautiful Carlander Gallery. The Annual Members’ Show has been a tradition that dates back to the Faribault Art Center, the forerunner of the Paradise Center for the Arts visual arts programming.

Ashley Seimers

September 28 to November 3

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery

Artist Reception: Sept. 28th 5-7 p.m.

Kathleen Putrah’s Crèche’s from around the World

November 13, 2012 to January 8, 2013

Carlander Family Gallery

Artist Reception: November 16th 5-7 p.m.

Capturing a Moment in Time

November 13, 2012 to January 8, 2013

Vranesh Boardroom Gallery

Artist Reception: November 16th 5-7 p.m.

Loraine Schweich

My love of art began at a very early age; grew during high school, on through fine arts studies at Century College, graphic arts at St. Paul College, various workshops and classes with other established artists and always continues with my own self study.

This show represents images from everyday life that caught my attention. Usually after shooting a photo I then translate onto paper or canvas what I saw or felt at the time. My body of work is an accumulation of landscapes or portraits that I’ve done over the last several years. I created these pieces using a variety of mediums such as pencil, pen & ink, pastel and one acrylic piece.

Kaelen Kurtzweil

November 13, 2012 to January 8, 2013

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery

Artist Reception: November 16th 5-7 p.m.

Images from the 2011 Season

From “The beauty in everyday things,” “Along the Way,” “Conspiracy,” and “dancing forks in paradise,” three contemporaneous shows from March of 2011:

2011 KDHL/POWER 96 Gallery Season

A Lifetime of Art: The Rhody Yule Collection

Carlander Family Gallery Jan. 14th – Feb. 26th 2011

Rhody Yule
A longtime Faribault sign painter, Rhody Yule, now 92, painted more than signs in his lifetime. In his free time, he put brush to canvas and created hundreds of portraits, landscapes, still-lifes and religious scenes. View this sampling of oil paintings from Rhody’s seven decades of creating art.

Founded Upon the Waters:
A Collection of Works

Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery
Jan. 14th – Feb. 26th 2011
Adam Kuehnel

Adam Kuehnel is a Faribault artist whose work exists somewhere on the path between Hemingway’s Two Hearted River and Keillor’s Lake Woebegone.  Strong foundations in architecture and literature help him to understand the poetics of space and capture glimpses of his travels in the rural Midwest.  He learned the art of watercolor while pursuing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Minnesota.  When he is not painting, Adam is a teacher of English at a nearby school.  All profits from the sales of these works go towards local faith-based missions.

“The beauty in everyday things” “Along The Way” “Conspiracy”
(3 Photographers with 3 different styles)
Carlander Family Gallery March 4th – April 23rd 2011
Loretta Verbout
“The beauty in everyday things” – This show will include moments captured in time of everyday day sites that we normally pas by or do not give a second thought to, along with trying to look at things from a bit of a different angle. The majority of the works tend to be pictures of local nature, things from my own floral garden, and explorations of the nature of Minnesota, northwestern Illinois, southwestern Wisconsin, and northeastern/ east central Iowa.

Catherine Michele Adams “Along the Way” – Recently I toured the American South, Midwest, and Northeast.  I found remote grottos, grand national monuments, street artists entertaining children, shopping center escalators covered in rubble, waterfalls, and the ocean.  “Along The Way” presents these sites and sightings in Vandyke brownprints, giving a glimpse on to the American way.

Laura Schenck “Conspiracy”- An exhibit of digital photographs of the seemingly unremarkable, sometimes ugly leavings of everyday life: rust and grime, deposits and stains, mildew and decay. Removed from the context of a clean and orderly world they reveal something quite unexpected: the art in accident and the ubiquity of beauty.

dancing forks in paradise
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery March 4th – April 25th 2011
Lauren S. Strom

This is a show full of joy, play, and color.  Abstract pieces mingle with happy owls on canvas to inspire you to smile, sigh, and feel good.

Student Exhibit: Youth Art Month
Paradise Center Second Floor: March 8th– April 2nd 2011
The Paradise Center for the Arts is celebrating “Youth Art Month 2011” by having an exhibit that highlights the artwork of school age artists.

Northern Clay Center: Six McKnight Artists
Carlander Family Gallery April 29th – June 4th 2011
New work by 2009 recipients of McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists awarded by Northern Clay Center—Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis) and Maren Kloppmann (Minneapolis). The work of four McKnight Resident Artists: 2008 residency recipients Ilena Finocchi (California), Elizabeth Smith (Arkansas), Yoko Sekino-Bové (Pennsylvania), and 2009 residency recipient Cary Esser (Missouri). McKnight Artists Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists and this are made possible by generous financial support from the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis Minnesota.

Inner Image
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery April 29-June 4, 2011
Pearl E. Tait

A mixed media abstract expressionist, Pearl Tait’s artwork is rich in texture and color.  She applies layers of transparent and opaque paints to the surface, adding materials such as sand, cloth, and ashes to achieve texture.  Many layers contribute to the final result so each painting has a ‘history’ which creates an active surface without boundaries that, on close inspection, reveals interesting detail.  She strives for a sense of spontaneity that goes beyond surface imagery toward underlying emotional content.

Mural Society Recycled Art Sale
June 9-12, 2011
Carlander Family Gallery

Look Through Any Window
Carlander Family Gallery June 17 – July 31, 2011
Jaclyn Garlock

This is an exhibit of large scale realistic figurative paintings in acrylic on canvas. They are of people who are telling a story about moments in their lives, but it is for the viewer to determine what the story is about. These images are all very up close and demanding – they will make you participate.

The Cartographer’s Art
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery
June 17th –July 31st
Shelley Cords-Swanson

A graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato with a Master of Arts degree in Geography, Shelley finds her work as a fiber artist a perfect complement to her academic background as a former professor and practicing cartographer. Using commonly accepted forms of cartographic illustration and techniques, Shelley chooses in her artwork to represent ‘the map’ from a purely aesthetic perspective. Of particular emphasis, she specializes in quilted topographical maps, where the contour line becomes a central element of the quilted surface.

Ink & Iron
Carlander Family Gallery Aug. 12th-Sept. 24th
Karen Peters & Justin Peters

In her prints Karen Peters strategically places lines and circles to organize her observations. She uses a reduction process for  her printmaking. Justin Peters is currently working with cast iron, concrete, fabricated steel and recycled wood. Vessels form and he tries to keep the materials as close to natural as he can.

Michael Connor
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery August 12 to September 26, 2011
Michael Connor

Paradise Center’s Annual Member’s Show
Carlander Family Gallery Sept. 30th – Nov. 12th 2011
Paradise Center for the Arts Annual  Members’ Show showcases our members’ artwork in the beautiful Carlander Gallery. The Annual member’s show has been a tradition that dates back to the Faribault Art Center, the forerunner of the Paradise Center for the Arts visual arts programming.

Life Stories
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery Sept. 30 –Nov.12th 2011
Christine Tulgren

I paint life stories – your stories – and can’t imagine the mix of colors on canvas without them. The contemporary, abstract paintings I create require research, which follows a storyline. Before I get near a canvas, I have to be focused and secure in what I want to accomplish.  In other words, I have to know the story you want to tell.

Creatively Connected
Carlander Family Gallery Nov.18th –Dec.23rd 2011
S. C. Rolf: Ceramics & Arlene Rolf: Fiber

“Creatively Connected” is an exhibition that highlights a dialog between two generations of artists within the same family; one working in fiber and the other in ceramics.  The genesis of the work for the exhibition took place with the exchange of work between the two studios offering a specific starting point for new work and a conscious look at how one medium and one person influences the other.


Marcus Moller
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery
Nov. 18th –Dec. 23rd 2011
My efforts in pastel are directed towards capturing drama, movement, light and shadow in a two dimensional view point. My subject matter varies however I am mostly focused towards horses and landscape/water scenes