Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tressa Sularz

2012-05-31T14:04:44+00:00May 31st, 2012|Fiber|

Drawing on traditional American basket-making techniques, Tressa Sularz builds baskets with clean lines and simple forms, weaving with natural and hand-dyed rattan, tying elements into place with waxed linen thread. The fiber artist, who maintains a studio in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. [...]

Ann Hall Richards

2012-05-31T02:36:00+00:00May 31st, 2012|Fiber|

Ann Hall Richards is a full-time, self-employed artist and designer residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For almost 20 years, she has combined paper-making and hand-weaving techniques to create fiber sculptures which have been exhibited at some of the finest galleries and museums throughout the [...]

Sara Gilbertson

2012-05-26T01:13:23+00:00May 26th, 2012|Paintings|

Working in oils, Bloomington, MN painter Sara Gilbertson creates atmospheric still life scenes with soft light and color. “My hope,” states Sara, “is to capture the beauty of an object, so that my paintings speak to the soul with reassurance that all is well and [...]

Allen Jensen

2012-05-10T04:27:09+00:00May 10th, 2012|Wood|

Loveland, CO woodworker Allen Jensen creates functional bowls from trees otherwise destined for the firewood pile or landfill, culled from the urban forests of Colorado’s front range. Allen often adds carved or painted detail to his hand-turned work, responding to each individual piece as it [...]

New Directions

2012-05-06T20:57:05+00:00May 6th, 2012|Exhibitions & Events|

With this exhibition, The Grand Hand showcases its national scope with work from artists from across the US. New Directions features emerging and established artists from Minnesota, California and Michigan who work in fiber, clay, paint and mixed media.

Jennifer Merchant

2012-05-03T18:08:02+00:00May 3rd, 2012|Jewelry|

“My passion is to create; preferably something that does not already exist,” states Eden Prairie, MN jewelry artist Jennifer Merchant. After study in metalworking, she began to seek more affordable materials for her designs and created her current line of rings, bracelets, earrings and neckpieces [...]