Depot Gallery to feature student creativityArt that everybody loves — jewelry, romantic images and young people’s creativity — is featured in the coming weeks at the Red Wing Arts Association.
Art that everybody loves — jewelry, romantic images and young people’s creativity — is featured in the coming weeks at the Red Wing Arts Association.
A public reception for the new shows will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St.
Hand-made jewelry by member artists is featured in the Gift Gallery.
The Veeder Gallery presents “The Art of Romance” through March 1. Local artists submitted about 20 works interpret romantic themes. Paintings, photos and mixed media are shown in a setting decorated to reflect the ambiance of the theme.
Two member artists also have a special section featuring selected works. Chappy Achen and Art Kenyon put together a grouping of photographs and hand-cut wood block prints.
The second annual “Students and Teachers Shine” show is featured in the Vogel Gallery through March 31. Art teachers from Red Wing, Goodhue and Ellsworth school districts brought in work by about 30 students. Many of the instructors also included a sample of their own artwork.
Participating teachers are Peg Hansen, Jude Rooney, Joyce Peterson, Matt Quinn and Kristin Bray from Red Wing; Cathy Nolt from Goodhue; and Kristin Hanson, Shelly Nelson and Mary Lewein from Ellsworth.
“This is one of our most popular gallery shows,” Director Dan Guida said. “The artwork of children and young people has a clarity and simplicity that is often surprising and delightful.”
Some elementary students studied aboriginal art before creating pieces, and another group submitted collages based on book themes. High school students entered a variety of paintings, pencil drawings and pastels. The show also features ceramics including pots, figures and boxes.
The exhibits are free. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.