• June 2017


    Bill Gorcica: InterConnect

    Bill Gorcica: InterConnect

    Opening Reception: Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 pm
    Exhibition: Thursday, June 2-Saturday, July 8

    At Gallery St. Germain

    Bill Gorcica’s exhibition entitled InterConnect brings together a variety of works in an assortment of mediums, both traditional and experimental in nature. Derived from his Rowing through the Subconscious project, a number of works reference universal symbols from Jungian psychology. Archetypal images of animals (birds, fish, frogs…) connect us all through a collective mythology. Some of the pieces in the show also provide an opportunity for viewers to interact with the work to reveal rich interconnections between different elements. Throughout the exhibition references to the world of science (microbial life forms, technological innovation…) are present.

    Bill Gorcica is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Artist website: www.billgorcica.com/

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    Wacosa Art Show

    Wacosa Art Show

    Exhibition: June 5-July 1
    Opening Reception: Friday, June 9th from 5:00-9:00pm

    Featuring 30 WACOSA participants’ artwork including watercolor paintings, ceramics, & photography created during three separate eight-week courses taught by local artists Dan Mondloch, Laura Ruprecht, and Chuck Norwood. This reception is in conjunction with the St. Cloud Art Crawl.
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    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant
    from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation
    from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

     


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    Juror: Jovan C. Speller

    Visual artists from throughout Minnesota are invited to participate in the Paramount Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition: Through My Eyes which will take place in August and September 2017. The focus of this competition will be for artists to offer work that will share and show their values. The hope is that creative exploration will help artists and viewers alike to make personal meaning of the world around us and will foster connections between diverse people with varying perspectives.
    Awards:

    From successful entrants, three awards will be given 2D and three awards to 3D

    1st place-$600

    2nd place- $400

    3rd place-$200

    Honorable Mention-$100
    Eligibility/Rules for entry:

    Open to all artists currently residing in Minnesota. Each artist may submit up to two entries

    Open to both 2D and 3D work in any media

    All entries must be original to the artist and not previously entered in any Paramount sponsored exhibition

    All 2D work must be suitably framed, wired with central hanging system (eye hooks and wire across the back of the framed piece.) 2D work without the proper wire will not be accepted.

    2D work (including paintings) cannot exceed 60 inches in any dimension, including frame, and should not exceed 30 lbs. in weight

    Any 3D work should not exceed 6’x3’ wide in any direction (Any work weighing more than 50lbs. must be installed by the artist.)

    Entry Fee:

    Artists may submit 2 works for consideration and 2 images of each piece

    Entry fee of $25 will cover both pieces * All entries may be submitted to

    https://form.jotformpro.com/71216757494969

    Deadline of Entry: July 28th at 5:00 pm
    Delivery:

    Accepted artists will be notified by August 7th

    All accepted art should be dropped off no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, August 14th at the Visual Arts Office at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Please have attached Name and title to each piece.
    Questions? Please contact Laura Ruprecht online at lruprecht@paramountarts.org

    or by phone (320) 257-5929

     

     

     

  • McKnight foundation awarded a two-year $110,000 grant to the Paramount Center for the Arts. The McKnight Foundation grant allows the Paramount to operate an auxiliary exhibition space in the Regency Building, 912 West St. Germain in downtown St Cloud and support the continuation and expansion of the Paramount’s public art program.  Hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday – Friday, and Saturday’s: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. “Gallery St Germain” features Minnesota artists who demonstrate a high level of professional achievement.

    About The McKnight Foundation
    The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. In 2012, the Minnesota-based family foundation had assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $85 million. Of that total, about 10% went to support an environment in which artists are valued leaders in our community, with access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.

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  • For more information on Gallery Saint Germain, please email lruprecht@paramountarts.org, call Laura Ruprecht at (320)257-5929, or complete the contact form below. Hours of the Gallery are: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday - Friday, and Saturday's: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.




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    Neighbors: Painter + Potter
    Judith Bergerson and Peder Hegland

    June 3 – July 16

    Artist reception: Friday, June 3, 6-8 pm • Artist talk: 7pm

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    Lisa Bergh “Reach and Gather”

    April 22 – May 27 • Gallery St. Germain

    Lisa Bergh’s work represents her ongoing investigation merging figuration with abstraction. Within her topographies of bold color, and simple form, visual tension pushes at the boundary between object and painting. The works presented in this exhibit come from two separate, ongoing series by the
    artist: Postures and Studies of Restraint.

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    Kayla Gustin “DUALITY”

    Friday, April 22 – May 26 • Studio C


    This body of work is an exploration of accepting the complexities of the duality of being.  Without dark there could be no light, there is sound in silence & there is good in the bad.  Memories, wishes, dreams, growth, transformation, spirit, human, nature…all forms converge into one space of shared energy at every moment.  Each making the other, even in contradiction.  This family of paintings is a visual manifestation of my desire to fully accept all levels of existence on and beyond this Earthly plane, to own our oneness & inherent connectedness to all.

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    The 36th Annual High School Art Awards

    Monday, April 18th
    Reception and Viewing Starts at 6:00!
    7:00 Awards Program on the Stage

    A nice way to spend a little time on a Monday night! Enjoying appetizers and viewing some of the finest artwork produced
    by high school students from 17  Central Minnesota High Schools!

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    Willicey Tynes: March 16 – April 16

    Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 16th, 6-8 pm
    Art Crawl: Friday, March 18th, 5-9 pm
    Artist Visit: March 19, 12-2 pm

    Willicey Tynes will be exhibiting a small body of work highlighting similarities between Afro-Caribbean culture
    and Western culture. This is a body of works that speaks to the existing cultures and what they have left behind. Seeking and
    finding these has been an enlightening experience, showing the loss of a time that once was.
    International artist Willicey Tynes is a self-taught oil painter and sculptor. Born in the Bahamas in 1978, Willicey Tynes has been
    bringing the beauty of the Caribbean to his canvas since childhood. His fascination with natural surroundings emerged early in his
    career and this theme is prevalent in his work.  To him, life is not abstract, but real and structured, and this is clearly identifiable
    in his approach to his pieces.  His choice of medium is oil on canvas, but he has also achieved great results with pencil and pastel.
    Willicey has always been drawn to the technical aspects of painting but loves the flow and movement of color that is sometimes only achieved
    by an intuitive approach. With his realistic style of painting, he favors florals, seascapes, and portraits as subject matter. Willicey has taught
    himself most of what he knows about painting and attributes his ability to having a trained eye and lots of practice. Pushing his limit and
    challenging himself has led Willicey to sculpting in various mediums such as clay, bronze, and glass. His work has been
    exhibited throughout the United states in numerous juried shows and extensively in the Bahamas.

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    Sponsored in part by Gary and Pat Webber.

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    The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project: December 11th – January 16th

    Northern Clay Center presents excerpts from the Jerome Exhibition, on view in its galleries in 2014 and 2015 and reimagined for the Paramount Center for the Arts.  The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant program has been administered by Northern Clay Center for over 25 years and is intended to support the work of Minnesota ceramic artists at relatively early stages of their careers, as they accomplish short-term, specific objectives.  For more information about Northern Clay Center and the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant or the Jerome Artist of Color Residency programs, please visit www.northernclaycenter.org.

    Artist Bios:

    Matthew Krousey created work that explored our vanishing natural habitats. The Jerome award has allowed Krousey to expand his imagery, moving his ideas from pottery to large tiles, where his ideas can grow in breadth.  www.mkrouseyceramics.com

    David Swenson makes ceramic works through the assemblage of parts and pieces. He used his Jerome award to purchase a 3D printer and software which will allow him to prototype and imagine works before they are fully realized.

    Michael Arnold is a maker of wood-fired, wheel-thrown pottery. He used his Jerome award to research native-Minnesota clays and slip-casting. In addition, he spent his grant year designing and building a wood-fire kiln in Albert Lea, MN. In addition to making pots, Arnold is NCC’s exhibitions manager.
    www.michaelarnoldceramics.com

    Karen McPherson creates handbuilt vessels for plants. With her award, she looked beyond the usual relationship between plants and ceramics—flowers in a vase—and instead, incorporated plant forms onto the surface of the work itself. www.karenmcphersonclay.com

    After recently receiving her MFA from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Ginny Sims has been teaching ceramics at different centers and schools throughout the Midwest. She used her Jerome award to transfer decorative motifs onto majolica-based surfaces, placed in an installation setting. www.ginnysims.com

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    Infinite Field: January 22 – March 5

    Infinite Field is a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Peter Happel Christian and David Ruhlman. The works in the show expand on the artists’ independent studio practices as they find common ground in similar subject matter and ways of thinking while making. Sculpture, photography, and painting meet together in an infinite field of conversation between Happel Christian and Ruhlman.

    www.davidruhlman.com | www.peterhappelchristian.com

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    Visual Arts Minnesota Essential Art Exhibition & Celebration: January 22 – February 28

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