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Autumn Pond - Michael Sweere

Re-cycled packaging and mosaic. "Acquires" raw materials from a variety of sources. Thrift stores, building sites and abandoned lots are often good hunting grounds.

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April Hiker - Arne Nyen

April Hiker represents a fantasy based on an early spring hike along the Mississippi River bluffs. This artwork is made from acrylic on stryo foam with modeling paste.

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A House of Trees - Paul Mellblom

Tree trunks and the continuous canopy of jack pine grove define rooms of a natural shelter. A lone door beckons the curious to enter.

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After Dylan's Shooting Star - Judith Meyers Altobell

This sculpture relates two dimensional space to three dimensional space - juxtaposing reality with illusion.

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#10 Bodnant Garden, Wales

Lynn Geesaman

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Bagatelle, Paris, France

Lynn Geesaman

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A House of Bird Theater - Arne Nyen

Mixed media, unique form of expression into a variety of art medias

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Businessman Bob - John Cisney

This contemporary folk sculpture made from acrylic on wood pokes fun at the business world.

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An American B - Robert Cottingham

"Printmaking is an alternative art world. For me, it provides a perfect opportunity to escape the solitude of the painting studio. I relish the spirit of collaboration and experimentation of the print shop, the trial and error procedures, the happy accidents, and the inevitably unpredictable results that this process offers. In addition to all this, printmaking makes visual ideas more accessible." -Robert Cottingham

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Cello - Rick McIntyre

During a hang gliding trip to Switzerland, Rick spent a lot of time in Paris and London viewing fine art. At the Tate Gallery in London he viewed some minimalist sculpture by Barbara Hepwoth. After returning home, he sculpted a pure abstract sculpture out of surfboard foam, which was the beginning of his sculpting career. For the past ten years, he has been making a living in the advanced composite industry, building carbon fiber catamarans and kit aircrafts.

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Chanticleer's song - Marley Kaul

Oil painting.

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Codex of Extinct Birds Series - Arle Baeumler

A collage of assembled wood panels with gestural illustrations of extinct birds from around the world.

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Deep Snow - Rod Massey

Deep Snow - Rod Massey

Massey depicts his south Minneapolis neighborhood after the Halloween Blizzard of 1992, in a primitive, self-taught style using oil on masonite.

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Dregs #2 - James Kielkopf

Dregs #2 - James Kielkopf

Painting from hand-cut Masonite in curvilinear shapes. The shapes are assembled into fluid compositions to achieve a delicate balance of color and shape.

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Eco Turtle - Kathy Gustafson

Eco Turtle - Kathy Gustafson

- Eleanor McGough

- Eleanor McGough

Acrylic on paper painting of flowers, vines, foliage and branches are transformed into lushly colorful and decorative patterns.

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Elevation - Glenn Grafelman

Elevation - Glenn Grafelman

Oil on canvas, a fusion of precisely engineered rectangles, lines and bars wonderfully composed on field of intense colors.

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Evening Oaks - Michael Sweere

Evening Oaks - Michael Sweere

Recycled packaging and mosaic.

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Gossip - Howard Hodgkin

Gossip - Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin, now in his 60's, has been a driving force in contemporary abstraction for several years. He works with layer upon layer of translucent color and abstracted forms that imply, not a particular image, but a mood of certain time and place. This piece, with its hint of an eye in the center has a presistent feel of mutual observation - the viewer is caught in the swirl and sweep of intense blues and oranges that suggest movement of the surface and imply depth.

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Greenhouse III - Greg Kelsey

Greenhouse III - Greg Kelsey

Abstract expressionistic painting of acrylic on canvas.

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Growth - Jon Vandervelde

Growth - Jon Vandervelde

A three-dimensional lattice spiral encircles a mature red oak and extends into the separate world of the tree's canopy and creatures.

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Indians - Michael Sweere

Indians - Michael Sweere

A collage of recycled materials.

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International Tea #3 - Kathryn Youngs

International Tea #3 - Kathryn Youngs

A Cubism influence is evident as essential elements of the "pitcher" are reduced to geometric forms with assigned flat areas of color.

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Lances - Johann Richard Sebasttian

Lances - Johann Richard Sebasttian

"For 20 years, Richard Sebasttian's goal as an artist has been to protray and interpret earth oriented cultures, specifically the native peoples of North America. Sebasttian is spiritually involved, adopted by, and given the Santee Dakotah Indian name of Sanyan Tawa Wicasta by the Prairie Island Indian Reservation. His works are a serious and careful effort to respectfully pay tribute to native peoples. In a contemporary style, he creates opjects that speak to the spiritual aspects of a ritual in the everyday lives of Native Americans. During council meetings members can speak only when they have possession of the "story stick." Sebasttian's "lances" resemble these sticks, and are most often made out of striped and dried cottonwood lengths with Czech glass trade beads set in limestone bases. Native Americans use the lance in many ways - as a warrior and in council mettings. As a contemporary artist, Sebasttian's work expands on the idea of the "lance" through size, media, and color.

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New Pony - Michael Sweere

New Pony - Michael Sweere

A collage of recycled tin.

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Penguin - Leo Sewell

Penguin - Leo Sewell

The Penguin is a sculpture made from reclaimed objects assembled by bolts, screws and nails.

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Recluse - Willy Heeks

Recluse - Willy Heeks

This oil on canvas piece is a configuration of organic color and from that translates the complexity of the environment into a painted surface.

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Remolino - Gary Erickson

Remolino - Gary Erickson

This mysterious and sensual enclosed form with rhythmic ribs, leaves the viewer to determine its origin and meaning. All of Erickson's sculptural forms are ambiguous, yet often reminiscent of sea creatures or strange plant forms.

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Spectacle - Caleb Nichols

Spectacle - Caleb Nichols

Influenced by Japanese art, a quiet sensibility is emerged in the work of Nichols after years of experimenting in the studio. In his quest to "build a better vocabulary," he has mastered such standards as blowing, casting, annealing and fusing. He has even devised one of his own: "smashing." "I blow these forms," he states, "then hit them with a hammer." This leaves him with chunks of glass the become fog, froth, foam, waves, beach stones and boulders in his fused works. This technique allows him to work bigger without requiring assistance, and gives his work its distinctively rough dynamics.

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Sugar Maple Ship - James R. Robin

Sugar Maple Ship - James R. Robin

A magical ship appears to be caught high within the branches of a sugar maple tree.

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Summer Bounty - Patricia Hidson

Summer Bounty - Patricia Hidson

The feast of color and pattern in this Matisse-like interior celebrates life and reflects a love of home. Hidson is known for her fresh and spontaneous expression using energetic , and loosely controlled brush strokes as she captures aspects of domestic life. The optimism in her work is infectious and inspires an uplifting spirit.

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Summer Lemonade - Patricia Hidson

Summer Lemonade - Patricia Hidson

The feast of color and pattern in this Matisse-like interior celebrates life and reflects a love of home. Hidson is known for her fresh and spontaneous expression using energetic , and loosely controlled brush strokes as she captures aspects of domestic life. The optimism in her work is infectious and inspires an uplifting spirit.

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The Arms of the Elm - Lee Tollefson

The Arms of the Elm - Lee Tollefson

A beautiful elm is wrapped by a spiraling tree house that leads one upward into its canopy. Insipred by the poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer.

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The Celebration - Michael P Daly

The Celebration - Michael P Daly

Influences of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy are evident in Daly's paintings by the quick, gestural strokes and fluid use of the media. Evident in this piece as in most of his paintings is an energetic spirit and a love of life.

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The Poetry of Trees - Cunningham Group Architects

The Poetry of Trees - Cunningham Group Architects

Crafted from reclaimed lumber salvaged by The Reuse Center, the structure continues the lives of the trees from which it came from.

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Totem and Large Ball - Janet Orr

Totem and Large Ball - Janet Orr

CERAMIC TOTEMS AND LARGE CERAMIC ORB 5’, 4’ and 3 1/2’ Totems All ceramic pieces are hand built from white stone wear, cone 5 clay. Each piece is fired numerous times with new glazes added between each firing. Ms. Orr uses vintage, leaded glazes to achieve the vibrant and jewel-like colors. Finished work is stacked on black, powder coated metal stands.

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Untitled - Ann-Marie Rose

Untitled - Ann-Marie Rose

Digital photograph drawn to nature and the interrelationships found in the natural man-made environment.

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Untitled - Bernard Katz

Untitled - Bernard Katz

Blown glass sculpture found in the natural world such as driftwood, rock formations or reflections in water.

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Untitled - Brad Devlin

Untitled - Brad Devlin

These relief collages explore the formal elements and principles of design including balance, repetition, and positive/negative space. These intimate abstract icons invite close inspection of the intriguing mix of materials and rich, varied textures.

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Untitled - Charles Arnoldi

Untitled - Charles Arnoldi

Arnoldi's methods reveal his deep relationship to both the material he uses and his intent to convey how those materials lie at the heart of his work. As a painter, sculptor and printmaker, Arnoldi consistently uses wood, either found or cut to create his ultimate form. Arnoldi finds in the monotype process the opportuninty to use wood surfaces to shape and mold the often hand made paper to a surface that immediately and convincingly relates the final image to its source. There is a unique blend of imposed texture that underlines the many layers of color, implying elements of nature from which he sees it, all else springs. Atop that surface, with its many ruts and channels, the composition of color and painted shapes is given added life and the two surfaces then together form an image that is both subtle and intense.

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Untitled - Chris Jensen

Untitled - Chris Jensen

This photograph speaks to the viewer for itself. There are many conclusions one might draw from the unlikely and seemingly absurd installation of books placed throughout a kitchen. Perhaps it is a statement about cooking, reading, or both, or neither.

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Untitled - Deborah Baxter

Untitled - Deborah Baxter

Ms. Baxter, in her early 20's, is primarily a sculptor, but has also explored her interest in abstraction through film, video, and writing with much recent success. Her painted metal sculptures, often maquettes for larger scale proposals, draw from the surreal tendencies of artists like Miro, but Baxter also implies a strong connection to the real world with her elements that often suggest recognizable objects. So too, her use of cut and welded steel anchors the work in a reality that contrasts eloquently with the loose play of shapes and colors.

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Untitled - Greg Dickerson

Untitled - Greg Dickerson

Abstract and neo-expressionism movements and mixed media on wood panels.

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Untitled - Jon Neuse

Untitled - Jon Neuse

A monotype is always an original or one of a kind work of art. It is a single print pulled from a glass or metal plate which ink or paint has been applied. The image is transferred to paper by hand rubbing or with a printing press. A monotype remains a one of a kind work of art because it contains no repeatable matrix in the image from which a perfect and identical second impression can be made.

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Untitled - Jung Min Lee

Untitled - Jung Min Lee

No particular message, or story but simply and interplay of parts integrated within a space. Acrylic, Japanese paper, collage on canvas.

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Untitled - Matthew Seasholtz

Untitled - Matthew Seasholtz

Matt Seasholtz began working with glass in 1985 after a brief career as a mechanical engineer. His introduction to blowing glass came at Glasslight Studios where he was a senior gaffer and product designer of custom blown glass light fixtures. In the 1990's, as an independent artist, he began to design and produce his own lines of functional and sculptural blown glass.

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Untitled - Matthew Seasholtz

Untitled - Matthew Seasholtz

Matt Seasholtz began working with glass in 1985 after a brief career as a mechanical engineer. His introduction to blowing glass came at Glasslight Studios where he was a senior gaffer and product designer of custom blown glass light fixtures. In the 1990's, as an independent artist, he began to design and produce his own lines of functional and sculptural blown glass.

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Untitled - Michael D. Bigger

Untitled - Michael D. Bigger

This classic, contemporary abstract employs Bigger's signature - careful balance of formal elements in an assembly of cut out shapes made of aluminum, stainless steel, and plexiglass.

Untitled - Rebecca Silus

Untitled - Rebecca Silus

Inspired by the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, Silus uses landscape to explore concepts of history, time and memory.

Untitled - Therman Statom

Untitled - Therman Statom

Since his undergraduate years at Rhode Island School of Design, and at Pratt Institute(New York), where he earned a master of fine arts degree in sculpture, Statom has always been innovative - in materials, process, and form. He was amoung the first artists working in glass to create room-scale installations. These incorporated both his sculptural forms fabricated from sheets of plate glass and boldly brushed paint strokes and applied glass shards and other more dispatate objects that modulate the crystalline transparency of the glass and characterize his style.

Blue Poppies - Donald Sultan

Blue Poppies - Donald Sultan

Elliott Falls Speaks to Me - Victoria Pearce

Elliott Falls Speaks to Me - Victoria Pearce

Game Plan - Susan Melrath

Game Plan - Susan Melrath

Houses 2005 - Jennifer Bartlett

Houses 2005 - Jennifer Bartlett

January Thaw - Charles Munch

January Thaw - Charles Munch

Mozart Upside and Down - Dorothea Rockburne

Mozart Upside and Down - Dorothea Rockburne

Ram's Head - Leo Sewell

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Rockwoods XVII_12 - Ken Worley

Rockwoods XVII_12 - Ken Worley

Soul Vessel - Judy Onofrio

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Spring Push Off - Charles Munch

Spring Push Off - Charles Munch

Tankerton Bay 2009 - Malcom Morely

Tankerton Bay 2009 - Malcom Morely

The Road to Emmaus - TL Solien

The Road to Emmaus - TL Solien

Totems - Alejos

Totems - Alejos

Untitled - Derrick Buicsh

Untitled - Derrick Buicsh

Untitled - Don Gahr

Untitled - Don Gahr

Untitled - Emily Wilson

Untitled - Emily Wilson

Untitled - Ken Elliott

Untitled - Ken Elliott

Untitled - Mary Johannessen

Untitled - Mary Johannessen

Untitled - Natalie Blake

Untitled - Natalie Blake

Untitled - Richard Taylor

Untitled - Richard Taylor

Untitled - Tim Harding

Untitled - Tim Harding

Yellow Rose -  Donald Baechler

Yellow Rose Pond - Donald Baechler