In the Gallery

 

Ananda Kesler
Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by memories, dreams, subtle feelings difficult to describe with words, my interior landscapes and inner worlds. I seek to give color to the ineffable, to describe that which is formless, to dive into the obscure and uncharted, in search of the one realm with which all things are connected. Pictorial elements translate as incongruous shapes that sometimes come forward, sometimes recede into the distance, recalling distant cities, the softness of a hazy landscape, or bodies of water lost under early morning mist. These images might interact with the viewer’s memory or subconscious. I practice painting as a kind of meditation in action. I let the process of mark making take me on a journey into the unknown. The marks teach me patience, teach me self-forgiveness, they are a constant reminder of how to abdicate control. As artists, perhaps as humans, we are plagued by fear of making mistakes. I let the painting process stand as proof that it is exactly these ‘mistakes,’ that when layered and allowed to remain, allowed to exist, create unexpected beauty and resolution itself.


Gallery hours are from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday. Free and open to the public! We are now open late Thursday evenings until 8pm for Jefferson Street Farmer's Market.

Gallery Lounge is open the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month from 5-8pm for art, live music, wine, beer, charcuteries, and uncorked conversations!

 

Coming in August

 

Main Gallery

Tony Onesto, Craig Fleece, Chris Mulder
Perge Modo
August 1-31 | Artist Reception: August 10 from 6-8pm

 

Mini Gallery

Dreamlands
By Annie Swarm Guldberg
Oil paintings and Mixed Media pieces

 

View the 2018 Gallery Schedule here.

 


 

Mezzanine Gallery

A second gallery located upstairs of the Art Center features larger artwork for sale and from our Private Collection.

 

Currently on Display

David Garrison

Our Mezzanine Gallery features a large collection of internationally recognized Master, David Garrison through July 28.

"I want the viewer to see the use of the medium, the end of the brush stroke, the spontaneity, the freshness of a new painting. I hope to give the viewer an impression of atmosphere, a sense of light and deep shadows, if I can just open their eyes to the simple beauty round us." -David Garrison

 


 

Mini Gallery

A small space between the Artists Market and Gallery.

Artscapes Mini Show Reception
Goodwill of the Heartland Dayhab  |  Hope Haven  |  Self-Reliance  | And More
July 9-28 | Reception: Wed, July 11, 5-6:30PM

Artscapes offers an outlet for enjoyment, the power of choice, and a source of tapping into one’s own interior world. This program is available to local adult day-hab and therapy groups.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible:
Petsafe of Tri States &  Great River Health Systems