Albert Lea Art Center gets hot during the cold month of February
Published 9:44 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014
‘50 Shades of Red’
If you walk in the door of the Albert Lea Art Center, don’t be surprised if you see red.
The Art Center is hosting its first color-themed exhibit “50 Shades of Red” through Feb. 28.
The two-week exhibit features red colored art work from 20 local artists.
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Artists were required to use the color red but weren’t limited to just one color or medium. The exhibit features floral paintings, dolls and installation art.
The opening of the show on Valentine’s Day brought about 70 people to the gallery, according to marketing director Pat Garbisch. Refreshments were served and music was played by local artists.
Garbisch was surprised by the turnout.
“It was our first time doing this, so I didn’t know what to expect,” Garbisch said. She added that she was impressed by the art.
“The exhibits are really great,” she said.
The exhibit won’t be the last color-themed exhibit in Albert Lea.
The Art Center will team up with the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center to present “White on White,” a white-colored exhibit that will coincide with the opening of the show “Art.” An open house for the exhibit will be from 1 to 3 p.m. May 18.
“50 Shades of Red” continues until Feb. 28. The Art Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free.