Visual Arts — June 1
The calendar lists art exhibits on display, as well as art workshops and activities.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
An exhibit of weaving and stitchery by fiber artist Torri Hanna will be featured at Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin near Bay Lake until June 12.
Hanna has deep roots in rural Minnesota. Surrounded by boxes and bins of yarn and looms of all shapes and sizes, she weaves and stitches at Tangles to Treasures, her studio in Fergus Falls.
Her recent work focuses on the topics of climate change and social justice. Intricate miniature embroideries are fantastical abstract landscapes inspired by topographical maps and satellite pictures and invite closer inspection.
Hanna’s latest series, “Bad Badges,” is intended to spark discussion about climate change. Intricate embroidery backed by circular mirrors include the viewer as both the cause and the solution to this urgent problem.
“As an artist and a woman who lives in this world, I feel compelled to make work pertaining to climate change and social equity,” Hanna said in a news release.
Employing a variety of fiber techniques, she uses hand-spun yarns, knit, crochet, braid and surface embellishment to create visually rich and textural surfaces.
She also weaves with silk and copper wire, then stitches the fabric into sculptural waves of color and light.
"In these abstract wall sculptures, I can play and, perhaps in the process, pass on joy and even some hope that we will survive the current assault on our women and our Mother Earth,” Hanna stated.
For more information about the Ripple River Gallery, call 218-678-2575, email email@example.com or visit www.ripplerivergallery.com .
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
An 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.
The Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel St.
Every year, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette. The fiber artworks were inspired by the late Princess Diana, princess of Wales, and used only the colors pink and white.
Three traveling exhibits were chosen and include 200 pieces. The cohesive colors, size, theme and texture of Cherrywood make the exhibit one of a kind. There were no limits on technique, so the viewer will see incredible manipulations of fabric in these 20-inch quilts.
The Crossing Arts Alliance at at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd is exhibiting the Diana Rose Collection through Saturday, June 4.
This exhibition is funded, in part, 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.
For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday.
Great River Arts
122 First St. SE
The front gallery of Great River Arts will feature “The Elegance of the Universe; A Thing of Beauty” exhibition by Stephanie Mirocha, which runs through June 29.
The main gallery will feature “A Change of Seasons” exhibition by Kari Weber, which also runs through June 29.
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 www.greatart.org .
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S.
“Good People: A Photographic Exploration of Morrison County” will be on display at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls until Dec. 31.
Anthony Marchetti began photographing in Morrison County in 2018. Located in Minnesota’s geographic center, the county presents a stark contrast to the Minnesota he has known.
In 2016 and 2020, Donald Trump’s margin of victory in the area ranked the highest in the state, according to a news release, and he learned more about local residents on both sides of the political divide, and their lifestyles and values, passions and fears.
For more information about the event and Marchetti, call 320-632-4007, email email@example.com or visit www.morrisoncountyhistory.org .
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 N. Main Ave.
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center opened its annual adult regional gallery show “When the Work is Done.” The exhibit is all about what you do when your work is done — those feelings of accomplishment, contentment, celebration, satisfaction, etcetera.
All regional artists were welcomed to submit one or two pieces of artwork in any medium that was completed in 2016 up until today. The show ends July 2.
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.