In-person galleries exhibition with virtual walk-through
Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 5:00 p.m.
Extended Saturday Hours: January 16, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6 & April 3, noon – 8:00 p.m.
Extended Sunday Hours: February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7, noon – 5:00 p.m.
At its core, my artwork doesn’t pretend to provide easy solutions to enduring dilemmas, nor does it seek to pacify our emotions with some naive measure of closure. Rather, it asks that we merely begin the process of rebuilding our world and ourselves by fearlessly facing the worlds we’ve collectively created. As the ancient aphorism reminds us: “As above so below, as within so without, as the universe so the soul . . .”
– Christopher Palbicki (St. Paul, Minn.)
I am deeply interested in traditional “women’s work” that bridges the craft and fine art categories. In this work, I aim to explore my roles as a woman, mother, protector and nurturer with authenticity and a sense of humor. Sometimes you are hiding under the skirt and at other times you are out front defending the gate.
– Nicole Havekost (Rochester, Minn.)
I always longed to work with stained glass but never could get the hang of it. Then, in an art history class I saw the painting “The Old King” by Georges Rouault and realized I could create paintings that look like stained glass. My work is a search for a light in the dark; the vehicle is landscape. I will always be inspired by the natural world and devoted to its care. If people say they would like to enter my paintings, I feel I have succeeded.
– Susan Solomon (St. Paul, Minn.)
I am drawn to round and circular shapes that have a yin and yang to them. This expresses that our lives are complex, made of dark and light, pain and pleasure, easy and hard. Circles are a way to express paradox and wholeness at the same time.
I have been creating tapestries for more than 15 years. I started weaving and found that I enjoyed designing the tapestry as much, if not more, than I did the weaving. The images became a creative way for me to share the essence of what was going on in my life. The process of weaving is meditative for me and something that brings calm and perspective back into my life when circumstances seem overwhelming.
– Susan Gangsei (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Like many child immigrants, I feel I have a foot in more than one culture but do not wholly belong to any. I grew up with certain expectations of my role as a daughter, wife, and mother. Identity, gender roles, veils and barriers are themes that run through my art. While content is the impetus for the work, the purpose of my laborious creative processes is to create beauty and encourage dialogue.
– Fawzia Khan (Hopkins, Minn.)