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Art Shows

Art in the Gardenview Gallery

One mission of St. Barnabas Center for the Arts (SBCA) is to encourage and support the work of artists in our area. Through the school year (and sometimes in the summer) we exhibit the work of local and regional visual artists in our Gardenview Gallery, the hallways on the main floor of the church. Artists are invited to display their work for about a month. Works may be purchased directly from the artists. There is no charge to the artists for these showings.

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Currently Showing through October: Explorations – the Paintings of LAUREN RUDY

Lauren was raised in the Lake Minnetonka and Elk River areas of Minnesota. She received a BA Degree in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2013 with a major emphasis in painting and minor emphasis in photography. Since graduation she has been actively exhibiting and teaching classes throughout central Minnesota. 

Lauren, on her abstract paintings:

I find the most attractive aspect of art to be the process in which it is created.

I am very interested in the physicality of paint and the interaction it can have with the canvas. When approaching the canvas I do not envision an end product; rather, I look to create a dialogue between my instinctual self and the media through color and texture. I thrive on being in the moment and allowing each mark to respond to the one before. The push and pull of positive and negative space play a major role in the desired outcome.

The beautiful thing about this outcome is that it is unique in itself and cannot be recreated at a later time. I work a painting until satisfied with the amount of exploration, often bringing them back from ruin or pushing them further into it.

It’s kind of strange, but I typically do not know the meaning of a painting until its completion when I step back and meet it for the first time.

LAUREN RUDY, ARTFUZZ STUDIO • www.artfuzzstudio.com

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Coming in November: The Paintings of LAURA ANDREWS