St. Croix Galleries
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturdays 12-4pm
The St. Croix Galleries of ArtReach St. Croix features the work of local, regional and national artists in rotating exhibits. The gallery hosts a collection of visual arts representing a variety of mediums throughout the year. Gallery admission is free. Check out our archives.
Is That Everything? Transformations in Mosaic and Assemblage
The transformation of found objects into artwork tells new stories, creates new realities or fashions new visions. Mosaic and Assemblage will fill the galleries of ArtReach St. Croix during “Is That Everything?” Three St. Croix Valley artists—Gil Gragert, Glen Riddle and Judy Sell—will be featured in the exhibition on display May 14 through June 27.
“When some people see things, they see beyond the objects themselves into the many possibilities of how they may be transformed, altered or repurposed. That would be us,” says Gragert.
Each artist is a collector of objects – tiny, unique, meaningful – that become part of a larger story through mosaic and assemblage. Gragert, Riddle and Sell use traditional art principles and self-taught techniques to create the pieces inspired by common American culture and everyday life.
“Is That Everything?” will be on display May 14-June 27 with on opening reception on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. The galleries at ArtReach St. Croix (224 N. 4th St., Stillwater) are open Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Images: “Dorothy Took the Boys to Sunday School,” hammered tin, mosaic by Glen Riddle; “Day of the Dead,” mosaic, by Judy Sell; “Childsplay Whistleblower’s Ensemble,” mixed media, by Gil Gragert