AITKIN -- Dogs peering patiently out of windows, purple cats with fishing poles, giraffes hanging out laundry, colorful popcorn-eating TV-watching cats -- these are images that recur in paintings by David Norstad and pottery by Linda Day. The artists present "Animals on Edge" through July 13 at Ripple River Gallery.
A graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor of arts degree in humanities and social science, Norstad has been a full-time artist since 1981. He is known for his mixed media collage and his acrylic, watercolor and pastel work. He participates in numerous regional, national and international juried art shows annually, and has won more than 160 awards and honors.
Norstad has served as a board member of the Lake Region Art Council of the Minnesota State Arts Board and in 1999 was awarded the Arts Leadership Award by the state of Minnesota. He lives near Detroit Lakes, where he works in his Ragged Edge Art Studio.
Day has worked full time as a potter and cartoonist for the past 25 years. Her cartoon, "Country Pun," appeared in The Country Today for six years. Day exhibits her work at numerous juried arts events across the Midwest. She now lives and works in rural Wisconsin with her husband, artist Bruce Dunlap.
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