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.
From a Cloud of Dust
Featuring contemporary artwork by Edie Abnet, Robert J. Boettcher, Debbe Knowles Erickson, Mimi Exon, Gil Gragert, Susan Klem, Mona Krinke and Denise Stephens and historical images from the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
As part of The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, ArtReach is presenting a visual arts exhibition reflecting the themes of environmental and world changes found in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The exhibition will be on view March 31-May 14 with an opening reception on Sunday, April 3 at 2-4pm.
In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, the effect of the seven year long drought on the land is explicit. When combined with unsustainable farming practices, families across the country were dramatically impacted from the dust bowl of Oklahoma and Texas to the cut-over farms of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Images of that era depict the stark reality of broken land, human migration and survival.
Local artists have responded to historical photographs that are part of the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. Their contemporary artwork will be displayed alongside several of those images.
Image: Black Blizzard, oil on board by Mimi Exon