Winona-based artist Jamie Harper
was commissioned by the Commonweal Theatre to create a painting in the style of Jackson Pollock to be used as a central prop for their production of "Bakersfield Mist
." Enjoy appetizers and drinks while Jamie talks about his process and takes questions from patrons.
Harper, who also operates under the name Salvaged Medium, has been painting for nearly a decade. Using only reclaimed materials, including recycled latex house paints and hollow-core doors, makes his work not only sustainable, but also gives it its most unique quality. Much of Harper’s work takes influence from nature. The subjects are painted on in a messy, yet sharp manner before he adds on an extra layer of splatters of color to give each piece its own unique mood. Harper has worked on large projects for Great River Shakespeare Festival, Boats & Bluegrass Festival and Charlie Parr. His work has been exhibited from Winona to the North Shore. facebook.com/SalvagedMedium/
Spring into Art is an interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co-presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring an art crawl, a canvas clash, an original art exhibition, film screenings, live music, panel discussions, a production of “Bakersfield Mist” by Stephen Sachs, and more, the Spring into Art Festival is your cure for cabin fever. View the full schedule of events here: https://www.commonwealtheatre.org/news-events/spring-into-art/