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Currently in the Gallery:
Minnesota Artists Association April 10 – 24, 2014
Opening: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 5-8 p.m.
During the time of rampant unemployment caused by the Great Depression, there was very little support for artists. So, on April 14, 1937, twelve Minnesota artists decided to pool their energies and form a group where they could discuss their problems and gain encouragement to go on. That’s how the Minnesota Artists Association came to be.
Perusing MAA rosters from the past, one finds a veritable Who’s Who of art in Minnesota; there to many well-known names to recount here. These artists, at various time, operated their own gallery, organized satellite exhibitions around the state and offered art classes and demonstrations by other well know professional artists. Over the years, MAA has evolved into an organization which assists and promotes artists working in all media: oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and collage as well as drawing, photography, and hand-pulled prints. Join us as we celebrate the Minnesota Artists Association.
MMG was started in 2004 to promote the art of mosaic; foster exploration and experimentation in the media; provide educational opportunities in mosaics; and share and celebrate the diversity of experience and knowledge in the media .Members emerge from a multitude of artistic back grounds including sculpture, art instruction, jewelry making, graphic design and oil painting. Artists work in glass, smalti, beads, broken china, commercial tiles and an array of found objects. Some art is on glass and can be hung in a window for a stain glass window appearance. There will be some 3 dimensional art as well. Several of the members are professional mosaicists whose work can be seen throughout the Twin Cities.
Michael Frey, Director, 952-903-5729
Sandra Shaughnessy, Gallery Coordinator, 952-903-5788
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