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    Name: 2020 Emerging Artist Exhibit Reception
    Date: February 1, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
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    Event Description:

    Lanesboro Arts presents an Emerging Artist Exhibition Group Show featuring the art of three talented artists working in a variety of media: Rose Weselmann, Alan Wiltgen, and Sally Podein. The show opens with a reception featuring all artists on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through March 29. The reception will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music by Savvy History. Always free and open to the public, winter gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The artists were selected in a jury process for the biennial Emerging Artist Show at Lanesboro Arts.

    Rose Weselmann received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 2013. After graduation she moved to the Twin Cities, residing in both St. Paul and currently in Minneapolis where she explores her passion for the arts. She is now a painter and mixed media artist working out of the Casket Arts Building near her Northeast home where she focuses on process and the exploration of materials and their natural capabilities. Rose describes her process as such: “Each piece begins with a gestural mark or puddle, settling with unpredictability due to the nature of my materials. The process of laying down marks, patience in waiting for them to take their final form, acceptance and flexibility has allowed me to learn to build compositions based on the infusion of spontaneity and intentionality.”

    Alan Wiltgen’s path as an artist started out with sketching, primarily with charcoal or ink. From there, he moved into installation pieces and collage. Five years ago, Alan picked up a paintbrush. He is primarily self-taught, although he did take classes under artist Simon Huelsbeck at RCTC. The characters he paints generally bridge the gap between German Expressionism and animated cartoons. German expressionist painters such as Max Beckman and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner have heavily influenced Alan’s work. As he says, “I continue to paint not only to expand my curiosity and growth as an artist, but for therapy and meditation. Painting has become a process of communication with creativity. My ego gets to vanish and I get to help something formless come into form.”

    Sally Podein is a Minnesota artist who began drawing and painting at a young age. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey. After graduating Sally moved to Minnesota where she currently works at Mayo Clinic as a Motion Graphics Designer. She has been creating stained glass mosaics for several years. Her works are mostly of wildlife, pets and landscapes, and she says “capturing the character and soul of the animal is very rewarding to me.” As Sally says of her stained glass work “The infinite colors, shades and textures of glass help me to create depth, form and detail.” Sally’s work can be found at the SEMVA Gallery in Rochester, Minnesota.

    Providing year-round arts programming for more than thirty years, the mission of Lanesboro Arts is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

    Location:
    Lanesboro Arts Gallery, 103 Parkway Ave N
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    (507) 467-2446
    Fees/Admission:
    Free, open to the public
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