Visual Arts — August 24 – Brainerd Dispatch


Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.

For John Pearson, making art is a process of continuous discovery. From selecting and photographing a subject to exploring the possibilities of polymer photoengraving, engraving allows him to develop the potential of the medium.

His work will be on display at the Ripple River Gallery until September 11.

Since 2015, Pearson has been working in the field of polymer photoengraving, an engraving process in which digital photos are transferred onto photosensitive plates. The plates are then inked, wiped and printed on a manual intaglio press.

“I am drawn to this medium because it brings the warmth, colors and textures of intaglio engraving to the immediacy and truthfulness of digital photography. I’m still discovering the full range of expression the medium offers,” Pearson said in a press release.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a member of the Highpoint Printmaking Collective, Pearson has combined his interest in the natural environment with his artistic practice. He pursued an internship at the Environmental Learning Center in Isabella (now Wolf Ridge Environmental Center).

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 218-678-2575, email [email protected] or visit

Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.

A new exhibition of artwork by Nichole Delafield is on view at the Brainerd Public Library through September. The exhibit includes 14 pieces of watercolor prints and one mixed-media acrylic artwork.

Delafield has been an art teacher for 25 years and she shares her love for art through private lessons, summer camps and elementary school programs. She is a guide at the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.

Her work includes fine art with pastels, watercolors and acrylics. She also enjoys sharing her love of art and design through her hand-painted silks. Design work for women includes clothing and accessories featuring these distinctive pieces.

Delafield graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in fashion design. Her experience includes working in the design of wedding dresses, children’s clothing and women’s clothing under her own brand. Delafield sells her womenswear collection exclusively at Jarboe.

His artistic work includes nature studies in pastel, rendered with the soft richness of pastel chalk. Delafield’s artwork has been exhibited and sold in galleries and hung in private collections.

Writing is another form of expression for Delafield. “Gull Lake Memories: A Kayaking Adventure” is a travel journal and memoir sharing stories and paintings of the historic Brainerd Lakes region.

The Cross Arts Alliance
711 Laurel Street

Wowicakekage: Weaving Realities is a traveling exhibition of Wicanhpi Iyotan Win’s (Autumn Cavender) explorations and experimental applications of digital and generative art practices in a Dakota context.

This exhibit highlights just one of the generative processes that Autumn explored, developed and opened earlier at The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.

Much of her practice is rooted in an exploration of traditional Dakota artistic methodology, centered on quillwork as a method of recording, preserving and encoding data in design. Traditional designs describe and encode cosmological concepts, personal events, and connections to the land and ancestors.

She explores innovative ways to digitally generate Dakota geometries and designs that retain their original function as carriers of information. Wowicakekage promotes its “generative quills” process as a technology that is both digital and ancestral.

From the perspective and principles of Dakota aesthetics, it is a way of describing how the sounds of songs and stories reverberate in space, and a Dakota sense of direction and visualizations.

And as a quillworking methodology, it’s a way to encode words, songs, and stories into color schemes, patterns, and designs.

For more information about the exhibit, which will be on display until Saturday, August 27, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or [email protected]

Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
101 Main Street

“Nature Perspectives: The Landscape Photography of Donald Phillips” will be on display at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby until August 31.

The exhibit highlights 20 black and white photographs of Phillips, a former resident of Emily, the Little Pine Route Farm, the St. Croix Scenic Waterway, and Fort Snelling’s Pike Island.

Library hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information about the library, visit

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S.

Good People: A Photographic Exploration of Morrison County by Anthony Marchetti will be on display at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls until December 31.

For more information about the event and Marchetti, call 320-632-4007, email [email protected] or visit

Arts of the Great River
122 First Street SE

The exhibition “30 countries in 30 years” by Autumn Carolynn and “Phenomenal Consciousness” by Danniella Mortezaee, which will be presented until August 26.

Gallery 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, email [email protected], or visit

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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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