Visual Arts — April 27 – Brainerd Dispatch


Jacques Art Center
121 Second St. NW

“Good Friends,” an exhibit featuring the works of Elk River artists Linda Croteau, Donn Granros and Jeff Lundeen, will be at the Jaques Art Center through May 7.

The Jaques Art Center is across from the Aitkin County Courthouse. For more information, call 218-927-2363 or visit

Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.

Working with large format cameras, some dating back to the 1920s, Duane L. Paulson presents “Enter/Exit”, a new exhibition of his contact silver prints.

The exhibit, which focuses on doors and architecture, runs through May 15 at the Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin.

For more information about Ripple River Gallery, call 218-678-2575, email [email protected] or visit

Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.

A new exhibit of artwork by Lucy Nesheim is on view at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St., through June.

The exhibition includes 14 works of art in oil on canvas. The predominant theme of the rooms is nature, with an emphasis on water. A few of the pieces on display have an abstract quality, while the rest of the paintings in the exhibit are realistic renderings of nature scenes.

Nesheim used a vivid palette that helps the realistic scenes stand out, according to a press release.

Cross Arts Alliance
711 Laurel Street

‘Young At Art’, the Crossing Arts Alliance’s annual exhibition featuring the work of students from local schools, is once again on display at the gallery.

“This lively exhibition is full of color and floor-to-ceiling exploration! This fun community exhibition gives young artists a chance to have their work displayed in a ‘real gallery’, and a special chance for art lovers to show their support for our budding artists,” according to a press release.

The Crossing Arts Alliance presents its new exhibition “Young At Art”, an exhibition featuring the work of students from local schools which will be on display April 2-30 at the Brainerd Town Center Art Gallery. Photo submitted

The exhibit will run through Saturday, April 30, and is funded in part by Minnesota voters through grants from the Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Crossing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Brainerd at 711 Laurel St. Crossing Arts Alliance is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or [email protected]

Arts of the Great River
122 First Street SE

The Front Gallery of Great River Arts will present the works of Tanya Piatz, with its exhibition “Species of Special Concern”.

His images are intended to “raise awareness of habitat conservation and how habitat directly impacts the diversity of species found in the environment.

“I do this by illustrating birds we see every day as well as lesser-known species found on the Minnesota DNR’s ‘species of concern’ list. I hope to raise awareness of the need for native habitat for the health of an entire community,” Piatz said in a press release.

Learn more about Piatz and his works at “Species of Special Concern” runs until the end of April.

Great River Arts is a community-supported arts and cultural events center in the historic downtown district of Little Falls. Admission to the galleries and retail store is free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 320-632-0960 or visit

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 N. Main Ave.

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will be exhibiting Kandace Creel Falcon’s paintings from Wednesday, April 27 through May 21.

Drawn to the mixed methods of painting, textile art and writing, Falcon brings together various mediums to make sense of the world around them. She lives and works in rural Erhard.

While tracing the journeys of Latinx food, culture, and conversation in the region, she highlighted Otter Tail County’s important Latinx foodways through painting, photography, and storytelling.

An artists’ reception will be held in his honor from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

For more information, call 218-385-3339 or email [email protected]

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, contact Frank Lee at

[email protected]

218-855-5851 or by mail to Frank Lee, Brainerd Dispatch, PO Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. (Please include time, date, location, price of admission, and contact information.) Deadline is 11 a.m. Monday for the Wednesday post.


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