Open House: Dec 3, 5-7pm. Exhibit: Dec 3 – Feb 26. With her newest series of bold and bright portraits of children, Alice Blessing journeys through the developmental consequences of patriarchy and systematic oppression. Originally exploring feminism and puberty, Blessing’s deeply personal concept evolved to address intersectionality, gender and diversity.
Exhibit extended to November 30, 2021. Maggie Thompson derives her inspiration from the history of her Ojibwe heritage, exploring family history as well as themes and subject matter of the broader Native American experience.
Reception: Oct 1, 5-7pm. Exhibit: October 1 – November 27, 2021. This exhibit is the outgrowth of a recently published chapbook sharing his life as an artist. By focusing on abstract concepts, Alberti says he has let color dominate and control his expressions with color becoming the tool of investigation and discovery.
Presentation September 16 6pm. Exhibit July 2 – Sep 25, 2021: The word “reflection” can describe a contemplative mental state or the mirroring of light, particularly the reflection off water – a centerpiece of northern Minnesota identity. One hopes that the exhibit illustrates the fusion of both meanings into the viewer’s experience creating visual artistry through a lens.
CANCELLED: Shop 505’s Featured Artist, Patty Lovegreen, will demonstrate wrap weaving. You are invited to bring your own supplies and learn the technique with her.
Event Cancelled and will be re-scheduled, TBD. Thomas Stillday will demonstrate beadwork techniques and answer your questions regarding his process, patterns, bead preferences, and his exhibit, “Wezhichigewaad.”
Shop 505 January Featured Artist. Painting in the style of “plein air,” Bedford leaves the studio behind in exchange for natural light where she can experience transitions found in the outside world.
Watermark Art Center presents three weekends of December shopping, classes, and Artist Showcases. On Saturdays December 7 & 14 we’ll have our Shop 505 artists stationed throughout the center demonstrating and/or talking about their work and offering new work from 10:30 to 2:30pm. If you miss these special meet-n-greet days, Shop 505 will be open…
Don Knudson and Marlon Davidson collaborations began after a summer trip to the south shore of Lake Superior. The artists had spent a day on the beach picking up small pieces of driftwood, feathers, and stones. They carried the items back to their studio then at Hand Lake. Don had been constructing a box-like wall…
Nibikaang Exhibit Closing Reception & Events will feature guest artist, Monique Verdin (Louisiana’s United Houma Nation) co-writer/co-producer of the documentary My Louisiana Love. She will share her film regarding her community on the Mississippi Delta on September 21, 3 – 5pm. “My Louisiana Love follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns…
Community creative writing event in association with the “Nibikaang – From the Water” exhibit. Wednesday, July 31 from 5 – 8 p.m.