Artist Find

The revolving artwork displayed at our local Owatonna hospital continues to impress me. Here are a few works of one of the current featured artists, Brenda Ward. One of Ward’s specialties is making original copies of old masters and one of my favorite old masters is John Singer Sergent. Can you tell which painting is…

The Wonders of Wool

The current show at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault consists of works that all incorporate products from the legendary Faribault Woolen Mill. Here is a sample of what we saw. This work is entitled Rest by Dorothy DeJong. Details of Rest. Starry Night at the Mill by Barb Foss. Starry Night at the Mill…

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.…

Cheerleaders Defeat Football Players in Arm Wrestling

This is my first foray into fake news. Let me explain. Like many cheerleading squads across the country, the Owatonna High School football cheerleading squad has adopted the practice of some of the squad members doing pushups every time the team scores. The number of pushups depends on the team’s total score after each score.…

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…