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McGuire’s Natural Habitat
Michael McGuire is known throughout the St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities as an architect whose aesthetic speaks to all of our senses – addressing textures, movement, fields of light and demonstrating an appreciation for craftsmanship. What many do not know is that as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago in the 1940s, he studied painting and has never stopped painting.
The Commander grain elevator in Stillwater, which McGuire saved in the 1980s, houses a bustling coffee shop on the main floor while the upper floors are closed to the public and filled with McGuire’s striking artwork – over 60 years of painting as an escape, a passion, an obsession.
“McGuire’s Natural Habitat” will imitate the way McGuire displays paintings, fiber arts and ceramics in his Stillwater office/studio, home and other spaces he designed. In addition to a selection of McGuire’s paintings, the exhibition will feature the work of potter Tim Crane and fiber artist Morgan Clifford. “McGuire’s Natural Habitat” will be on view in ArtReach’s gallery space from October 1-November 7 with an opening reception on October 1 from 6-8pm.
Image description: Closing Time, acrylic on canvas by Michael McGuire