Art center members celebrate cherished artworks in show
Published 10:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Albert Lea Art Center is incorporating yet another new art show into the community.
The show will run from July 28 to Sept. 5, and will feature Art Center members along with artists favorite things to go with the theme These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.
Tom Mullen, chairman of the Art Center gallery committee, said the Art Center wanted to have a lot of people who aren’t artists but who are a part of the Art Center have an opportunity to present their favorite pieces of art.
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Among the art to be presented are statues, paintings, scrolls and dolls. Mullen said they are expecting about 35 submissions to be in the show.
Art Center members Marty Shepard, Don Nickel, Carol and Ken Bertelson and Harlan Bang are just a few that have submitted pieces to the show.
Mullen said his favorite pieces, other than his own, are a World War II painting of a nurse and a painting of a barn in Montana.
“I like the opposite poles of them,” Mullen said. “Good examples of types of things people enjoy collecting.”
Mullen also said the gallery committee likes to have each show have its own identity. Each month the committee meets to try and decide on the next art show. Ideas are thrown around until one gets decided on, according to Mullen.
The range of art is widely varied at this art show and is open to anyone.
“It’s not just for artists, it’s for everybody,” Mullen said.
Membership at the Art Center is open to anyone, not just artists. The show runs from Tuesday to Sept. 5 at the Albert Lea Art Center. The open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The show will be open during regular Art Center hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
If you go
Who: Albert Lea Art Center members
What: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things gallery show
Where: Albert Lea Art Center
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from Tuesday through Sept. 5
How much: no cost