Visual Arts — April 27

The calendar lists art exhibits on display, as well as art workshops and activities.

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Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW

“Good Friends,” an exhibit featuring the works of Elk River artists Linda Croteau, Donn Granros and Jeff Lundeen, will be at the Jaques Art Center until May 7.

The Jaques Art Center is across the street from the Aitkin County Courthouse. For more information, call 218-927-2363 or visit .

Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.

Working with large format cameras, some dating to the 1920s, Duane L. Paulson offers “Enter/Exit,” a new show of his silver contact prints.


The exhibit, which focuses on doorways and architecture, continues through May 15 at the Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin.

For more information about the Ripple River Gallery, call 218-678-2575, email or visit .

Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.

A new exhibit of artwork by Lucy Nesheim is on display at the Brainerd Public Library , 416 S. Fifth St., through June.

The exhibit includes 14 pieces of artwork in oil on canvas. The predominant theme of the pieces is nature, with a focus on water. A couple of the pieces on display have an abstract quality to them, while the rest of the exhibit’s paintings are realistic renderings of nature scenes.

Nesheim has used a vivid palette that helps the lifelike scenes stand out, according to a news release.

Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel St.

“Young At Art,” the Crossing Arts Alliance’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of students from local schools, is on display at the gallery once again.


“This lively exhibit is floor-to-ceiling color and exploration! This fun community exhibit gives young artists a chance to have their work exhibited in a ‘real gallery,’ and a special chance for art enthusiasts to show their support for our budding artists,” according to a news release.

Young At Art
The Crossing Arts Alliance presents its newest exhibition “Young At Art,” an exhibition showcasing the work of students from local schools that will be on display from April 2-30 at the downtown Brainerd art gallery. Submitted photo

The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, April 30, and is partly funded by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Crossing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit located in the heart of downtown Brainerd at 711 Laurel St. Crossing Arts Alliance is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or at .

Great River Arts
122 First St. SE

The Front Gallery of Great River Arts will feature the works of Tanya Piatz, with her exhibit “Species of Special Concern.”

Her images are intended “to raise awareness for habitat conservation and how the habitat directly impacts the diversity of species found in the environment.

“I do this by illustrating birds that we see every day as well as lesser-known species found on the Minnesota's DNR's ‘Species of Special Concern’ list. I hope to raise awareness for the need of native habitat for the entire health of a community,” Piatz stated in a news release.


Learn more about Piatz and her works at . “Species of Special Concern” runs through the end of April.

Great River Arts is a community-supported art and cultural events center in the historic district of downtown Little Falls. Admission to the galleries and retail store is free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 320-632-0960 or visit .

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 N. Main Ave.

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will exhibit the paintings of Kandace Creel Falcon starting Wednesday, April 27, and until May 21.

Drawn to mixed-media methods of painting, fabric arts, and writing Falcon brings together various mediums to make sense of the world around them. She lives and works in rural Erhard.

While tracing journeys of Latinx food, culture, and conversations in the area, she highlighted the important Latinx foodways of Otter Tail County through painting, photography and storytelling.

An artist's reception will be held in her honor from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 20.

For more information, call 218-385-3339 or email .

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, contact Frank Lee at , 218-855-5851 or mail to Frank Lee, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. (Please include time, date, place, admission price and contact information.) Deadline is 11 a.m. Monday for Wednesday publication.

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