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Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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Exhibit Schedule

January 3 - 28 2017:  W.A.R.M Group
"Zoetic: Our Cumulative Legacy" 

Jan. 31 - Feb. 25 2017; Sylvia Horwitz & Peter Truran
"Land. Water. Life."

March 2 - April 1 2017; "March Madness"
Robbin Gallery Member's Show 

April 4 - 29 2017; Robbinsdale Schools
Secondary Schools Art Show

May 2 - 27 2017; Nathan Stromberg

May 30 - June 24 2017; Rena Mornson

June 29 - July 29 2017; "Whiz Bang"
Robbin Gallery Member's Show

Aug. 1 - 26 2017; Mike Proulx & Carl Johnson

Aug. 29 - Sept. 23 2017; CJ Longaeker 

Sept. 26 - Oct. 21 2017; Courage Center

November; (Date TBT 2017) 
"Extremely Minnesota"

December; (Date TBT 2017) 
"Art Is Primary"

 

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Thursday
May212015

May 27 - June 25, Georgi Tsenov "Horizons"

HORIZONS Paintings by Bulgarian Artist, Georgi Tsenov
OPENING RECEPTION, May 27, 6 to 8pm

 

Four years ago, Georgi Tsenov and his family moved from the bustling metropolis of Sofia, Bulgaria, to the quiet, forested landscapes of the Keweenaw Peninsula, part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  The transition was monumental.
 
HORIZONS reflects Tsenov’s initial nostalgia for homeland and for the bustle of Sofia.  But the exhibit also suggests elements of grandeur, magnificence and discovery in Northern Michigan’s open spaces.  In his new environment, the artist combines plein air with a studio technique that straddles painting and graphic printing.  
 
Interesting, too, is Tsenov’s childhood literary introduction to and fascination with Native American lives and cultures.  Early idealistic forays into Native American impressions shaped his youthful world view.    To his astonishment, his dream-like childhood odyssey resumed in real time in Northern Michigan where “I began anew the romantic journey of my childhood.”    Encounters with Native American icons, totems, legends, ceremonies and spirituality “influenced my paintings profoundly.”  
Though deliberately not using specific Native American motifs and images, Tsenov’s “paintbrushes were transformed in surprising, unfamiliar ways.”  
 
While on a journey of visions and transformations to find a “lost aesthetic innocence,” Georgi Tsenov has arrived at his exhibition, HORIZONS.  
Sunday
Apr122015

April 29 - May 24, "Sand & Stones"

Paintings and sculpture by Susan Armington and photographs by Sylvia Horwitz inspired by their travels and reflections on places of the Torah and Bible –including the wilderness of the Sinai and the Negev, and the Old City of Jerusalem.   At the opening, they share their experiences in these places and the sense of spiritual resonance they found. 
 
Events:
Opening Reception : April 30 (Thurs) 6-8 pm.
            
What makes a place holy?  May 6 (Wed) 7 pm:                    
Discussion led by Rabbi Alexander Davis
 
Song Circle  May 24 (Sat) 2- 4pm:               
Songs & rounds from different traditions
Led by Leslie Ball 

All events are free and everyone is welcome! 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb042015

INTERLOCKING PARTS - Paintings and Drawings by Loretta Bebeau

 

          February 4, 2015 to February 28, 2015

     Reception: Thursday, Feb. 12 - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  (light refreshments)
     Artist's Talk: Saturday, Feb. 21 - 2 to 3 p.m.  
      (The Social/Political Aspects of Art and the Creative Person) 

In conjunction with Ms. Bebeau’s exhibit is her Artist Statement: This exhibit brings together my two main creative interests of color and language. It’s a rare event to be able to share them in one space. The important part is to notice how the different mediums interact with each other to simulate a conversation of color and shape. My goal is to lead the viewer through the work, allowing them to find their personal interpretation.
Standing back and assessing the overall effect of the exhibit and letting each piece resonate its special message should arouse a feeling. There is no narrative to the work, although symbols of language are everywhere. The beauty of the letters overlapping and creating a shape is one message. The visual joy of color is another.

Friday
Apr182014

May 28 - June 26, 2014; "Paintings of Distant Places"

Artists Florence Hill, Frank Wetzel and Cynthia Kath met on a painting trip to France in 1995. Since then our interest in creating realistic paintings on location has taken us on many fascinating journeys.

Our Robbin Gallery exhibit invites you to travel with us to the exciting places that we have visited, enjoyed, and captured in our art. “Paintings of Distant Places” will include nearly 100 original works, from small to large, crafted in many mediums, as well as sketches from those travels.

Artists' Receptions;
Thursday, June 5th 5:30-7:30, Saturday, June 7th noon to 4 pm, Refreshments 

Wednesday
Mar122014

April 30 - May 24, 2014; J. W. Lefevre

A picture is a poem without words.” Virgil 35 B.C. To me composing elements in abstract art is like orchestrating notions in music. I use multimedia (relief sculpture, acrylic paint, oil pastel, bleach, watercolors) to exploit each new picture making it unique. My selected composites are then cruise scanned and printed into limited edition, original digital prints.

Using mixed media, sculpture in relief, acrylic, oil pastel, watercolor, natural objects, I try to compose modern images with unique combinations of elements, color as light, differentiation of form, power of evocation, differentiation of form, power of evocation, always striving for pictorial unity. Organic abstract modern art is badly needed in building interiors to humanize straight lined steel and glass modern architecture. The education received as a graduate student M.F.A. l973, painting major with Dr. George McNeil, my painting and art history professor taught me how to make positive, critical comparisons between selected images of mine as well as works from art history. Dr. McNeil taught by expanding one’s view of the world, Nature becomes a store house of visual material. This inclusive way of seeing continues to fuel my repertoire of visual images. 

Sincerely,

Jerry W. LeFevre