address

HOME CONCERTS CLASSES ART EXHIBITS CLAY STUDIO GIFT SHOP DIRECTIONS CONTACT CAMPS

UPCOMING EVENTS
(see all future exhibits)

EXHIBIT SPACE

PAST EXHIBITS

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBIT

APR 30 - JUN 16
Deb D'Souza & Dan Wiemer

Opening April 30, 2018 and through June 16, at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, an exhibit of works by Debra D’Souza, mosaic artist, and Dan Wiemer, watercolorist. The gallery is open to the public during business hours.

The public is invited to meet the artists and view their work at a reception at Crossings on Saturday, June 16, 1-3 pm. Wine and light appetizers will be served. 

Debra D’Souza is a fine artist who specializes in mosaics, drawn to detail and pattern, particularly the kind of detail one may not notice at first glance. She believes that as an explorer and an artist one needs to train the eye, not just to look, but also to see and observe. The pattern of the leaves, lines in a tree’s bark, clouds in the sky form similar “andamento”, visual movement or rhythm produced by the mosaic elements. Her mosaics are a study of these rhythms. Her work is a combination of modern materials and ancient practice still rendered with the same techniques; using glass, stone, nipper, hammer and chisel. Debra is dedicated to preserving the history and tradition of mosaic art, along with the techniques and materials used in the past.  

Dan Wiemer is a fine artist, illustrator and workshop instructor who considers himself to be primarily a landscape artist. The majority of his work is created in watermedia. Dan paints both on location (plein air) and in the studio. He utilizes the opaque nature of acrylic and the transparent qualities of watercolor to create contrasts.  Looking at his work, you see how he plays with the shapes and textures of the landscape to find rhythms in the scene that translate into exciting motifs. He doesn’t try to replicate nature but to distill, stylize and give the viewer his interpretation, something they can be a part of.