Visual Arts — Sept. 7

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

The Jaques Art Center invites the community to view "Color Fades to Black and White,” an exhibit featuring artists Kathy Brandenburger and Dennis Webster from McGregor and Annette Gerlach Gregory from Minneapolis.

As the title indicates, their art explores many colors and themes, from vibrancy and mixed media to photography and sculpture. The exhibit runs through Oct. 22. A free opening reception will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Jaques Art Center.

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

Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.


For John Pearson, making art is a process of continual discovery. From selecting and photographing a subject to exploring the possibilities of polymer photogravure, printmaking allows him to develop the potential of the medium.

His work will be featured at the Ripple River Gallery through Sunday, Sept. 11.

Since 2015, Pearson has been working in the medium of polymer photogravure, a printmaking process in which digital photos are transferred to photosensitive plates. The plates are then inked, wiped, and printed on a hand-operated intaglio press.

“I am drawn to this medium because it brings the warmth, colors, and textures of intaglio printmaking to the immediacy and veracity of digital photography. I’m still discovering the full range of expression the medium offers," Pearson stated in a news release.

A graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a member of Highpoint Printmaking Collective, Pearson has combined his interest in the natural environment with his art practice. He pursued an internship at the Environmental Learning Center in Isabella (now Wolf Ridge Environmental Center).

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 218-678-2575, email or visit .

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 artwork includes nature studies in pastel, rendered with the soft richness of pastel chalk. Delafield’s fine artwork 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.

“Our Earthly Antics” is a new exhibit featuring the artwork of Ethan Edvenson that will be on display until Sept. 24.

Ethan Edvenson artwork
Contributed / The Crossing Arts Alliance

The exhibit is an optimistic series of works that promote living a” beautiful, purposeful life through selflessness, gratitude for what one has, and outcome independence,” according to officials.


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

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S.

New online exhibit: “ We Are Happy: An Exploration of Joy in Early Photography ,” Morrison County Historical Society reports it went through the “archives to find examples of people beating the stereotype that early photography was a wholly serious, grim affair. These photographs show people laughing, friends playing, and beloved pets, all captured for perpetuity. All as a reminder that no matter the time period, people are people.” The exhibit is available online via using the Online Exhibits dropdown.

“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 or visit .

Great River Arts
122 First St. SE

The exhibit “Tending the Garden” by Naomi Hart runs through Oct. 28. 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 or visit .

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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