Visual Arts — Aug. 3
The calendar lists art exhibits on display, as well as art workshops and activities.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
Mary Anne O’Malley finds inspiration in her observations of the natural world. With watercolor and graphite, she offers an up-close artist’s interpretation of plants and animals. Her work will be featured at Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin through Aug. 14.
“My artwork lives in a space between the scientific reproduction of nature and the artistic beauty of the natural environment. This is where I thrive,” O’Malley said in a news release.
Her skill in topographical and landscape fabrication led to work for museums and visitors centers including The Lewis and Clark Museum in Montana; Witchita Mountain Visitor Center in Oklahoma; Big Bend National Park in Texas; and Monterey Bay Visitor Center in California.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 218-678-2575, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ripplerivergallery.com .
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
A new exhibit of artwork by Nichole Delafield is on display at the Brainerd Public Library through September. The exhibit includes 14 pieces of watercolor prints and one acrylic mixed media artwork.
Delafield was an art teacher for 25 years, and she shares her love for art through private lessons, summer camps and elementary school programs. She is a docent at The Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.
Her work includes fine art with pastels, watercolor and acrylic. She also enjoys sharing her love of art and design through her signature hand painted silks. Design work for women includes clothing and accessories featuring these distinctive pieces.
Delafield is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in fashion design. Experience includes work in bridal design, children’s wear and clothing for women under her own label. Delafield sells her women’s wear collection exclusively at Jarboe.
Her fine art work includes nature studies in pastel, rendered with the soft richness of pastel chalk. Delafield’s fine art work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and hangs in private collections.
Writing is another form of expression for Delafield. “Gull Lake Memories: A Kayaking Adventure” is a travel journal and memoir sharing stories and paintings from the historic Brainerd lakes area.
The Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel St.
“Wowicakekage: Weaving Realities” is a traveling exhibit of Wicanhpi Iyotan Win (Autumn Cavender)’s explorations and experimental applications of digital and generative art practices within a Dakota context.
This exhibit highlights just one of the generative processes that Autumn has explored and developed and opens Friday, Aug. 5, at The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.
Much of her practice is rooted in an exploration of traditional Dakota artistic methodology, centering around quillwork as a method of recording-keeping and encoding data into design. Traditional designs depict and encode cosmological concepts, personal events and connections to land and ancestors.
She explores innovative ways to digitally generate Dakota geometrics and designs that retain their original function as informational carriers. Wowicakekage highlights her process of “generative quillwork” as both a digital and ancestral technology.
From the perspective and principles of Dakota aesthetics, it is a way of depicting how the sounds of songs and stories reverberate through space, and a Dakota sense of direction and visualizations.
And as a quillworking methodology, it is a way of encoding words, songs, and stories into color schemes, patterns and designs.
For more information about the exhibit, which will be on display until Aug. 27, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or email@example.com .
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
101 Main St.
“Nature Perspectives: The Landscape Photography of Donald Phillips” will be on display at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby through Aug. 31.
The exhibit highlights 20 black-and-white photographs by Phillips, a former Emily resident, from the Little Pine Route farm, the St. Croix Scenic Waterway and Fort Snelling’s Pike Island.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information about the library, visit hallettlibrary.org .
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S.
“Good People: A Photographic Exploration of Morrison County” by Anthony Marchetti will be on display at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls until Dec. 31.
For more information about the event and Marchetti, call 320-632-4007, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit morrisoncountyhistory.org .
Great River Arts
122 First St. SE
The exhibit “30 Countries in 30 years” by Autumn Carolynn and “Phenomenal Consciousness” by Danniella Mortezaee, which will be on display until Aug. 26.
There will be an artist reception for Carolynn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
For more information, call 320-632-0960, email email@example.com or visit www.greatart.org .
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 N. Main Ave.
An exhibit entitled “Gallery: Decoys by Bruce Dixon and Nature Paintings by Kent Estey will be on display until Saturday, July 30, at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
An annual Cultural Center event featuring wildlife art and fishing decoys, the exhibit is held in conjunction with the annual Fish House Festival.
For more information, call 218-385-3339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, contact Frank Lee at email@example.com , 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.