The fall member show at the Vine Arts Center opened on October 12. One of the more artistically diverse and innovative venues in Minneapolis, the Vine Arts gallery features a mix of media, including photography, painting, sculpture and collage.
Kim Pickering’s vibrant pen, ink and watercolor work, “Garden Bouquet,” is a simple arrangement of flowers in a glass of water sitting on a patterned tablecloth. The charm of the painting lies in its flat shapes and sharp edges, giving the still life an elegantly naif look.
Judy Dion Bracci’s exquisite hand-printed silver gelatin photographs masterfully capture light and shadow in simple, yet dynamic and sensual arrangements of two or three vases.
Sue Kolstad’s collages in muted, tonalist values represent some of the best abstract landscapes and seascapes on the local art scene. Kolstad uses shape, texture and color to evoke nature’s diverse terrains, climes and views. Stand a few steps back to appreciate the unity of her work, but move up close for subtle surprises on the surface.
Sculpture by Barry McMahon, mixed media work by Larry Nelson, photography by Andrea Sepulveda, Karl Blomseth and Wendy Blomseth, and other interesting work round out this member show that is well worth a visit.
The show runs through November 3, with a closing event featuring readings by local authors.
For more information, visit the Vine Arts website.
This event is free and open to the public
Image, “Vessel Series,” courtesy of Judy Bracci