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Artist to be featured at Porthole Gallery

This is one of several landscape paintings by artist Jan Lendobeja that will be

Artist Jan Lendobeja of Clara City will have her work featured from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 at Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery in Brainerd. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A reception, free and open to the public, is planned from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7.  

 Lendobeja graduated from the College of St. Benedict and she taught school in Slayton. In 1978 she and her husband, Paul, moved to Brainerd area. 

In Lendobeja’s painting statement: “ I have painted informally on and off over the years. Much of my time has been dedicated to some very special non-profit organizations, to raising our children and to supporting my husband is his Haiti Missions and prison ministry. The whole time while our kids were growing up, I had a little box of watercolor paints in the back of my closet. Over the years I have enjoyed viewing the work of area artists and in 1990 I attended a painting workshop with Evelyn Matthies.

“The framed paintings are largely the products of the last couple years. Each painting is special because it bears a little symbol of Christ, as he is present in every ‘scene’ in life. I have entitled this exhibit, ‘Opening My Paint Box.’”