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4915 42nd Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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Exhibit Schedule


January - Ming Chiao Chapter January 2-27

February - Robbinsdale Historical Society January 30 - February 24

March - March Madness Member’s Show dates TBD

April - Secondary Student Show dates TBD

May - John Niemi May 1 - May 26

June - Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada May 29 - June 23

July - Whiz Bang Member’s Show Dates TBD

August - Richard Mittlestadt July 31 - August 25

September - Christine Halverson August 28 - September 22

October - Joan Orozco / Yvonne Foster September 25 - October 20

November - Extremely Minnesota Dates TBD

December - Art is Primary Dates TBT

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April 9 - 28; Robbinsdale Secondary Schools Art Show


March Madness Members Show, March 2 - April 2


Feb 3 - 27; "Silent Poems" Paintings by Lindsy Halleckson

We live noisy lives. We imagine we want peace and quiet but seldom seek out opportunities to enjoy solitude. We romanticize silence, but feel that it is terrifying, dangerous to our mental health, and threatening to our liberty. However, among the many relationships that define the human condition, our connection with the environment is primary. No matter how far our contemporary culture will go to destroy its connections to nature, it remains the all-pervasive structure that lies beneath landscape, place, and human history. Over the past several years I have been re-forging my connection with nature through spending time alone in wild places and reflecting back on those experiences through painting.

Rather than attempt to paint silence itself, my work particularizes physical sensations that intensify when external noise, chatter, and endless stimuli falls away. The paintings evoke multi-sensory experience and memory, sensations heightened in solitude. The goal of my work is to create a space that is quiet – but also rich with emotion and memory. Its imagery comes from time I have spent in natural spaces, like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Lake Superior, Big Blue, Wind River Range, Chaco, Dead Horse Point and Botswana. The forms within the paintings create an enveloping sense of meditative focus.

My paintings live at the intersection of two themes: mindfulness (or quiet contemplation) and connection with nature. The paintings are meditations on the role natural silence plays in personal well-being. I build up color on wet canvas using brushes and small amounts of acrylic paint with thinning agents, gloss, matte, and other acrylic media. Painting is a form of meditation for me; I lose myself in its physical action, applying each layer of color becomes a rhythmic dance that lasts sometimes more than an hour. I work each layer of color until the paint is completely dry. The resulting richness, subtlety, and depth of color pushes the limitations of acrylic media. I have created more than 60 paintings in this current series ranging in size from 14”x14” to 48”x144”.

Lindsy Halleckson



Jan 5 - 30, Lisa Anderson Paintings

Anderson exhibit kicks off 2016 at Robbin Gallery

The historic Robbin Gallery of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, will host a solo exhibit of painter Lisa Anderson’s recent works titled, "In-Between" from January 5 through the 30th, 2016. The title of the show was inspired by Anderson's passion for painting and the reality of a fine artist in the 21st century. She says, "I titled this show 'In-Between' because my time for painting is literally wedged between my day job which pays the bills, teaching, dog walks, volunteering and time with family and friends.”

Anderson, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from Minnesota State University at Mankato, speaks with enthusiasm about her painting. “I am happiest when standing in my studio, brush in hand, about to start a new piece,” she said, “Those first few brush strokes are so exciting and full of hope.” Her painting style has been primarily influenced by mid-20th century abstract expressionists Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Helen Frankenthaler. “My primary medium is acrylic paint on canvas, accented with oil pastels and the occasional strip of masking tape or whatever else I find that has an interesting texture.” Anderson said, "I am infatuated with squares and rectangles reminiscent of windows and doors. Sunlight through a window is incredibly inspiring. I’m intrigued and indirectly guided in my work by shapes and shadows cast at different times of the day.”

She has exhibited at venues across the state including, Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, Owatonna Art Center and most recently at Ames Center in Burnsville. She also teaches abstract painting at the Artistry in Bloomington and participates in student/teacher exhibits. Approximately 15 to 20 works will be on display.

The artist’s reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 8


Sept. 30 - Oct. 24, Andrea Martin, The Art of Cut Paper