America’s River Re-Explored:
Paintings by Thomas Paquette of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf
September 7 – October 28, 2018
Artist Reception: September 7, 5-7 p.m., Artist Lecture at 6 p.m.
Closing Reception: Sunday, October 28, 2-4 p.m.






Contemporary landscape painter Thomas Paquette explores and paints scenes from the entire length of the Mississippi River, starting at its northern Minnesota source to its outflow at the Gulf of Mexico. The resulting new work provides a contemporary visual travelogue of this important river.

Meet Paquette during the artist reception on September 7, 5-7 p.m. with Artist Lecture at 6. Exhibit catalogs will be available during the exhibit.

Thomas Paquette’s landscape paintings are widely recognized and collected across the United States. They have been the subject of more than fifty solo exhibitions in prominent art galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC, and elsewhere. Paquette was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and graduated summa cum laude from Bemidji State University with a BFA degree in Painting in 1985. He earned his Master of Fine Art degree in Painting in 1988 on a full fellowship from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


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This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund and by a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowmen, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.