Photography by Minneapolis photographer Laura Migliorino is the current exhibit in the Central Lakes College Gallery in Brainerd. It will be on display through April 2 during regular campus hours.
Admission is free.
"The Hidden Suburbs: A Portrait" looks at the seemingly endless extension of metropolitan life. Migliorino, a 48-year-old Cleveland-born artist, earned her master's in fine arts from the University of Minnesota in 1987.
"Call it what you will, it is growing like a weed across the American landscape, eating away at open spaces (and) rural farms, and influencing the political landscape forever," Migliorino said in her artist's statement. "It is estimated that one-third of all Minnesotans now live in a suburb, but who are they?"
"Puffins on a Rocky Ledge," a photograph by Ralph LaPlant, is among the work that will be on display starting March 14 at the Jaques Art Center.
The series of portraits seeks to reveal the diversity that exists in the outer-ring suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The images aim to dispel the stereotype of the suburbanite.
Migliorino has received numerous awards and grants. The Walker Art Center and Weisman Museum of American Art, both in Minneapolis, have permanent collections of her work.
Her artwork is currently part the Walker Art Center's "Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes," which will be on display through Aug. 17.
Crosslake Art Club's work at three locations
CROSSLAKE - Members of the Crosslake Art Club are exhibiting paintings through April at the Crosslake Community Center and Library, Crosslake City Hall and Breezy Point City Hall.
Artists with work on display include Laurel LaBorde, Virginia MacArthur, Darlene Howard, Audrey Eisler, Phyllis Frankum, Linda Axvig, Cecelia Burgwald, Sue Bowen, Ardy LuConic, Pearl Gensmer, Kathy Kovala and Missy McConnell.
The Crosslake Art Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Crosslake Community Center.
Festival of Arts schedule announced
PEQUOT LAKES - The performance schedule for the 26th annual Festival of the Arts, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 13 at Pequot Lakes High School, has been announced.
Laura Migliorino's exhibit will be on display through April 2 at CLC.
dmission is free.
The schedule is:
5:30 p.m. - Dancers from Snap Fitness.
5:40 p.m. - Performance by Grade 1 class (Neva/Reigel).
5:50 p.m. - Tiny Kix dancers.
6 p.m. - Grade 1 (Brill).
6:10 p.m. - Grades K-3 (Hoag and Zeidler).
6:35 p.m. - Grade 3 (Schultz).
6:50 p.m. - Grade 2 (Trottier).
7:05 p.m. - Grade 2 (Wolter).
7:20 p.m. - Grade 2 (Barnaby and Thompson/Lueck)
7:30 p.m. - Grades 3 and 4 (Harman).
8 p.m. - High School theater groups (Blanck).
Community artists are invited to bring their artwork to exhibit. Call Dave Guenther at (218) 568-9252 for more information.
'Everyday Magic' exhibit slated at JAC
AITKIN - The Jaques Art Center in Aitkin will present four artists in the "Everyday Magic in Nature" exhibit of wildlife photography and woodcarving March 14-April 19.
An artist reception will be from 1-4 p.m. March 15.
Woodcarver Richard Manly, Deerwood, will accompany photographers Michael Paulbeck, Aitkin; Michael Furtman, Duluth; and Ralph LaPlant, Holyoke.
The art center is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is free.
Rotary Arts Show calling for entries
STAPLES - Registration is under way for the 44th annual Staples Rotary Arts Show May 1-4 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
To register or to have a brochure mailed to you, call Jim Hofer at (218) 894-2431 or (218) 894-1152 (evenings).
Exhibits will be accepted from 3-7:30 p.m. May 1. Artists may exhibit their work or enter it for juried competition. Exhibited art may also be for sale.
There is no limit to the number of items artists may exhibit in the non-juried portion of the art show and there is no fee for non-juried items.
Juried exhibits are limited to six items in each class. An entry fee will be charged. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.
The classes are: art, including all types of original paintings; general crafts, featuring pottery, ceramics, sculptures, collages, jewelry and fibrous crafts; photography; and wood crafts. All items must be original.
A regional student art show will be held in conjunction with the adult show. Schools in the Freshwater Education District are invited to participate. Those schools include Staples-Motley, Bertha-Hewitt, Browerville, Eagle Valley, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Verndale and Pillager.
The show will be open to the public from 7:30-10 p.m. May 1 during a Staples-Motley High School choir concert; from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 3; and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4.
Artists may pick up their exhibits from 4-5 p.m. Sunday.
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