MaryLee in front of Margarita Baumann's, Farbenfreude (Color Joy)
I was the gallery attendant at the Winona Arts Center, Lucas Gallery for the current show, Art in the Time of COVID showing through November 10, 2021. I had seen the show at the opening in early September and again at a movie. How interesting to take time to view it again slowly and reading the artist statements about their art. Plan a visit during gallery hours, Wednesdays, 4pm - 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1pm - 4pm.
Here's the front entrance view from the gallery. Tea, guest book, information on November offerings and artist statements made good viewing and reading along with chatting with guests.
Kathleen Vinehout, Covid, the Ravaging Dragon,soft pastel on UArt sanded surface
Covid looks up with a mix of greed and disdain as he clutches a soot covered treasure. Tree souls walk among the devastation. Fire still burns on distant hills, casting an eerie glow to the quickly darkening sky. Yet, all is not lost. a green colored hill sparkles under starlight. A path toward the future leads us to higher ground.
Meditation proved incredibly helpful during COVID. This image came to me during meditation. I sketched Covid. Still, nudged me again and again. Finally, I created this painting. He no longer showed up during meditation.
Read about Margaret Kiihne's inspiration and staying calm during COVID with an art prompt per day. She is generously allowing visitors to touch and read through her books.
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Watch for upcoming Film Society offering in the new Don Nelson Screening Room.