Natalie Salminen Rude – Liturgy of Hours

Compline : Night Natalie Salminen Rude, sculptor and encaustic artist, currently has work on view at the Duluth Art Institute.  Up next, she is showing new work at Lizzard’s Gallery (August 8th), and there are a few haiku workshops on her studio calendar. Salminen Rude is no stranger to the creative process.  Her willingness to evolve

Shen Studio

ShenShen210 is known for her soulful portraits. Throughout her career she has elevated aerosol art and broken boundaries, bringing the street art medium to charity mural projects, art galleries, and the Olympics. While staying true to her roots in the graffiti art world, Shen’s signature style has taken her to many places where she didn’t

Matti Sirvio – “When Words Get Tired”

"The Storm is Passing Over" Matti Sirvio’s current exhibition When Words Get Tired is on view at the artist's gallery is Muscat, Oman.  With this collection of works, Sirvio expresses his observations of society and the larger, deeper messages that don’t sink in.  With the increasing pace of life and technology has come the gradual loss

Ikon after Icon

Icon After Icon is a contemporary interpretation of ancient iconography.  The Russian collective describe their work as not being reproductions of the classical works, or simply a modern nod to the style, but Traditional Contemporary Art.  The work is created with various mediums – wood, stone, textiles, graffiti, mosaics, frescos and stickers – to form

Lael Burns

Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance.  The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact.  It is a painful struggle.  Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life

“…anything I paint these days has a deep, spiritual meaning.”

In the Gatehouse Gallery on the St. Aloyseus Catholic School grounds, Sr. Helen David Brancato paints and displays her work.  Almost no space is left free, and she has many more pieces to add to the rotation.  On this Saturday afternoon, she was painting Biblical figures Ruth and Naomi.  The piece that is nearly half-way