Mentoring in Memory Of

Located on the main level of Faribault’s Paradise Center for the Arts is the Corey Ann Creger Memorial Gallery. This gallery was established in April, 2011 in memory of Corey Lyn Creger, a Faribault High School class of 2007 graduate and freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Corey was killed when the small plane she…

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Part Two

Beruit, Lebanon is a city that has seen a lot of unrest over the years. This work by Judy Rifka is entitled “Beruit Excavation.” Beruit Excavation Detail This massive piece entirely covers one of the walls in the musuem’s entryway. It is entitled “To Access the Places That Lie Beyond” and is by Firelei Baez.…

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Part One

For my views on contemporary art see this post of mine from 2014. I’m basically of the opinion that contemporary art requires a viewer to interact with works of art in a more complex and mysterious way than traditional art does. With that being said, here is Part One of my latest encounter with contemporary art…

2015 Art in Bloom

Here are pictures from our trip to the 2015 edition of Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This event features over 150 floral arrangements designed to interpret the diverse artworks in the Institute’s collection. it is by far the most popular event that is held at the museum each year. Best of…

2013 Des Moines Quilt Show

This was the week of the long-awaited Des Moines Quilt Show. Once again the show did not disappoint. One of the highlights of the show for me was a group of quilts from Caohagan, a tiny island in the Philippines. About 15 years ago a quilter moved to the island and started teaching the natives to quilt.…