Visual Arts - Jan. 12

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

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Brainerd Dispatch

Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW

Come see the Francis Lee Jaques Art Exhibit with new additions starting Friday, Jan. 14, and on display until March 5. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

There will be an opening reception with hors d'oeuvres and coffee from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Jaques Art Center across the street from the Aitkin County Courthouse.

For more information, call 218-927-2363 or visit

Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.


Carla Benjamin is exhibiting regionally-inspired photo encaustic works through March at the Brainerd Public Library. Many artworks will be available for purchase with a portion of the sales benefitting the library.

“Original photos combined with paint containing beeswax, resin and pigment fill the exhibit space with enchanting and intimate views from our region,” according to Laurel Hall, branch manager.

A life-long artist, Benjamin has studied photo encaustic with Minnesota artist Jodi Reeb and continues a biweekly mentoring engagement with Reeb. Benjamin is a recipient of 2019 Individual Artist grant from Five Wings Art Council.

This project is made possible by a grant provided by Five Wings Arts Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation. In 2021, Benjamin received an Individual Creative Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

The artist can be reached through her website at and at

Great River Arts
122 First St. SE

“Of 3 Minds” will be displayed in the Main Gallery and will showcase the artworks of Suzann Beck, Donna Meyer and Marko Fields.

There will be a free artists reception from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Great River Arts, so take a moment to meet the minds behind their two- and three-dimensional works.


Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 320-632-0960 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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