Visual Arts — May 4 – Brainerd Dispatch


Jacques Art Center
121 Second St. NW

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

Arts of the Great River
122 First Street SE

The front gallery of Great River Arts will present “The Elegance of the Universe; The exhibition A Thing of Beauty by Stephanie Mirocha, which opens on Wednesday May 4 and will continue until June 29.

The main gallery will feature Kari Weber’s “A Change of Seasons” exhibition, which also opens Wednesday, May 4 and runs through June 29.

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

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S.

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

Anthony Marchetti began photographing in Morrison County in 2018. Located in the geographic center of Minnesota, the county presents a stark contrast to the Minnesota he once knew.

Antoine Marchetti

Contribution / Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

In 2016 and 2020, Donald Trump’s margin of victory in the region ranked the highest in the state, according to a press release, and he learned more about local residents on both sides of the political divide. , as well as their ways of life and their values, their passions and their fears. .

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

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

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will exhibit paintings by Kandace Creel Falcon until 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.

Artwork by Kandace Creel Falcon
Artwork by Kandace Creel Falcon

Contribution / New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

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]

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