The Arts Center gallery features a variety of artwork by local artists. Past exhibits have included a vast array of unique items including hand-blown glass, pottery, paintings, photography, mixed media, and much more. In addition to giving local artists more public exposure, the exhibits add another dimension of art education to the community.
Minnesota Contemporary Quilters
July 18-September 7, 2018
Each spring, Minnesota Contemporary Quilters are challenged to make a small quilt that will travel for a year to venues throughout the state. An inspiration theme is given to the members from which to design a visual interpretation. This fascinating exhibit is a wonderful example of artistic creativity.
Rita Ryan Watercolor
October 1-30, 2018
Watercolorist Rita Ryan is a resident of Minnesota through the summer and resides in Florida for the remainder of the year. Her artwork is influenced by both regions, and is displayed in private collections throughout the U.S. and France.
Annie Young Acrylic Paintings
November 1, 2018-January 2, 2019
Opening reception: November 4, 1-3 p.m.
Annie Young’s artwork is returning to the Arts Center as part of her 10-year artistry milestone. Annie had her first exhibit of acrylic paintings at the Lakeville Area Arts Center in 2008. She chose to title her returning exhibit Navigating the Impossible, telling the story of her loss of sight, and how she uses tactile techniques to create heavily textured paintings. Selected works will be available for light touch exploration so that visitors can experience how Annie navigates the seemingly impossible task of painting.