Posts by Sally Johnson

Michael Kareken and Marianne Combs on MPR

Marianne Combs interviews Michael Kareken about “PARTS,” his dual exhibitions at Groveland Gallery and Burnet Gallery. Kareken’s charcoal and conté drawings will be featured at Groveland Annex, while a simultaneous exhibition of his large mixed-media paintings will be displayed at Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers in downtown Minneapolis. Parts features Kareken’s paintings of automotive salvage…

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Review of Kit Wilson’s Show

Minneapolis Star Tribune art critic Mary Abbe writes, “Kit Wilson’s exhibition is a silent, stylized view of nature rendered with perfect polish and emotional restraint.” Read the rest of Abbe’s review here.

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Dan Bruggeman in the Drawing Studio

Dan Bruggeman was featured in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Marks of Genius Drawing Studio on August 28, 2014 as part of the The Artist is In, a series of informal drawing demonstrations and gallery lessons by local artists. Dan’s essay, “Capturing Collateral Damage with a Conté Crayon,” explores one of his favorite pieces in the “Marks of Genius”…

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Plein Air SmackDown IV

On July 26, Groveland hosted its 4th annual Plein Air SmackDown. 16 gallery and guest artists spent the afternoon making paintings in locations throughout the neighborhood. Participating Groveland artists included: Fred Anderson, Michael Banning, Kristie Bretzke, James Conaway, Anthony Corsaro, Robert Dorlac, Susan Horn, Carl Oltvedt, Justin Terlecki and Tim Tozer. 6 guest artists joined…

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Robert Dorlac, Artist in Residence

From the Badlands to Iceland, gallery artist Robert Dorlac has traveled to remote locales, exploring their natural wonders through his paintings. During the summer of 2014, Dorlac was an artist in residence at Acadia National Park. Read more about his experience here.

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Abigail Anderson Volunteers

For artist Abigail Anderson, making art is an opportunity to reflect on the natural world. Spending time in wild places and observing biological phenomena are foundations for her contemplative, abstracted compositions. In the summer of 2014, Anderson volunteered for the Museum of the Rockies’ paleontology field program. She was part of a crew working at Egg…

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Ellen Heck prints added to museum collection

In 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art purchased two of Ellen Heck’s prints, The Robe and The Edition and the Open Window. The Robe was displayed with the Cassatt series in the museum’s recent Cassatt show. Heck also recently received a second grant from Greenshields Foundation.

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