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This collection of paintings reflects my idea that I can make the world better by recording and sharing beautiful and timely moments with my audience. This exhibit will be in a senior center in a busy downtown Minneapolis skyway. My audience will consist of both senior citizens who use the center on a regular basis, and the public who pass through the skyway system. I believe these paintings, mostly of our wild and natural environment of northern Minnesota, will be a welcome contrast to the vibrant glass, steel, and concrete setting of downtown. I hope my audience will be reminded of the value of preserving our natural heritage. If approved, I will use the grant money to frame paintings for this exhibit.Each painting will have a card on the wall that describes the subject and its importance as part of our Minnesota environment. I will keep a guest/comment book at the gallery site. I will give a talk about the artwork at an opening scheduled for October 1, 2014. I will also keep a photo record of the exhibit that I will send to Arrowhead Regional Arts Council at the end of the exhibit. In my final report to Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, I will pass along comments that were recorded by visitors to the gallery.
The exhibition of my paintings took place at the UCare Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. Most visitors to the center are senior citizens and I noticed that my paintings seemed to encourage their conversations about wildlife and also memories of recreational activities in Northern Minnesota. Approximately 400 people viewed the show through the month of October. I left 50 copies of my handout, "Getting Started with Watercolor," and all of them were taken by people who came to the show. There were
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