Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Local Art Seen: Encore Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet--Almost Wordless Wednesday

"The First Ladt of Comedy" by Susan Krochalk. This is what my family's TV set
looked like in the 50s. And who didn't love Lucy?
Last Thursday's art crawl in Cloquet and Carlton was fun. First stop was the Pine Knot where Native artist Karen Savage Blue's paintings are on display. From there I scampered to the Encore Performing Arts Center, home to the County Seat Theater Company, located East on 33 just off the circle, to see the new collection of works gathered for the end of September show, Hilda's Yard, curated by Kris Nelson. The paintings on this page are just a foretaste of what you'll if you make it to one of the shows.

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Kris Nelson's chairs are always fun to see and share.
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"Li'l Finlanders" by Rebecca Koepke
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"Iris Garden" by the popular Sue Brown Chapin
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"Wilder" . Adam Swanson is almost always represented at the Encore.
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"Woodland Cottage" by Edna Blanchard
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"60's Nightlife" by Sue Pavlatos. A definite Edward Hopper feel here. 
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Detail from another Kris Nelson chair. Definitely 1950's.
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Same chair. Full Monte.
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Final stop was the Magnolia Cafe in Carlton. where the photography of New Englander Ryan Pennesi was on display. Pennesi is now part of the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and working towards an M.A. in Biology. You should check out his nature photography via the link below.

Related Links
2019 Season Schedule for the Encore Performing Arts Center
https://www.countyseattheater.com/2019-season/
Ryan Pennesi Photography
https://www.ryanpennesi.com/

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