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.


SONY DSC Bands of Color
Color and line are two basic elements of visual arts. However, three artists in the upcoming exhibition “Bands of Color” at ArtReach St. Croix take color and line to the extreme and create art that is anything but ordinary. David Browne of Stillwater, Pauly Cudd of River Falls and Joonja Lee Mornes of Golden Valley each create unique works that combine abstraction, horizons and melding colors in thought provoking works.

David Browne – Unobstructed Horizons

Browne has created a series of paintings based on the theme of unobstructed horizons. Created with acrylic inks on plastic sheeting, Browne’s horizons vary from flat open views to textured rain scenes created using his fingernails and hands to add and remove ink.

Pauly Cudd – Blown Glass

Cudd displays work from three of his recent series of blown glass. “Foiled Again” features glass with copper foil that changes color from the high heat needed for glass blowing. The “All Wrapped Up” series features layered glass vessels with vibrant ribbons of color. In “Two Become One,” Cudd uses the encalmo technique to create color bands of color blocked glass vessels.

Joonja Lee Mornes – Abstract Landscapes

Mornes’ work looks at variations on a theme of abstracted landscapes. The pieces, all acrylic on canvas, bring to mind blowing prairie grasses often painted over poem. The subtle text, some in English, German or Korean, serves as a visual vocabulary for the landscape as the images intertwine in a contemporary and abstract context.

“Bands of Color” will be on display February 19-March 28 with on opening party on Sunday, February 22 at 2-4pm.