Visual Arts – August 3 – Brainerd Dispatch



Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Mary Anne O’Malley finds her inspiration in her observations of the natural world. With watercolor and graphite, she offers an up-close artistic interpretation of plants and animals. Her work will be on view at the Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin until August 14.

“My works live in a space between the scientific reproduction of nature and the artistic beauty of the natural environment. This is where I thrive,” O’Malley said in a press release.

Her skills in topographic and landscape fabrication have led her to work for museums and visitor centers, including the Lewis and Clark Museum in Montana; Witchita Mountain Visitor Center in Oklahoma; Big Bend National Park in Texas; and the Monterey Bay Visitor Center in California.

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 has explored and developed and opens Friday, August 5 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 view through 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.

There will be an artist reception for Carolynn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

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


New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

24 N. Main Ave.

An exhibit titled “Gallery: Decoys by Bruce Dixon and Nature Paintings by Kent Estey” will be on view through Saturday, July 30 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.

An annual Cultural Center event featuring wildlife art and fishing lures, the exhibit is held in conjunction with the annual Fish House Festival.

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

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