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Continuing the Söntés tradition of community involvement, this year’s Spring/Summer Gallery Exhibition includes the work of thirteen artists who were chosen by application process to showcase their work at Söntés. This is the fourth such exhibition at Söntés, and we’re happy to report that it not only continues to be comprised entirely of regional artists, but also that the application numbers have been increasing every season!
Nearly a hundred pieces of art grace the walls of the restaurant for this Exhibition, which runs through September. Let’s take a moment to get to know three of these artists through their art, their awards, and their own words…
Jody Brown, photography
“I have traveled far and wide, with a poet’s eye, writing and taking pictures along the way. These photographs are from my adventures and are images I call up whenever I need inspiration.”
Of her awards and accolades, Jody’s accomplishments to date have been more for her literary work than for photography. Her first novel, Upside Down Kingdom, was taught by Dr. John Sievers in his humanities course at RCTC its first year in print, and was featured in an episode of KSMQ’s Off90. In 2013, she began writing the blog for Söntés, she received grant funding for work leading to the writing of her second novel, and she was named champion of a poetry slam in Rochester.
Julie Crozier, oil & pastel
“Throughout the years, I have painted in many different styles and mediums, drawing inspiration from my travels, from home life, and from reading about science.”
Of her awards and exhibitions: Julie has shown her work in Wisconsin at the Red Horse Gallery, Art on the Square, the Stockholm Art Fair, and in Minnesota at the Blue Heron Gallery, Lanesboro Arts Center, and Red Wing Art Association. She has been commissioned to reproduce Four Oil Paintings into posters for the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, and has won Best of Show at the Stockholm Art Fair and a Merit Award at the Madison Art Fair.
Scott Dalquist, photography
“My love of nature and travel has brought my photography where it is today. My images allow me to share the beauty of the world as seen through my viewfinder.”
Of his accolades, Scott says that he has only just begun his venture into the world of printing and framing his landscape images. That said, his work was recently exhibited in the Lynnhurst UCC Gallery of Minneapolis from November 2013 to January 10, 2014. Since his transition to digital photography and has made it his focus of his artistic endeavors. He has worked in architecture for 29 years.
The Söntés Spring/Summer Gallery Exhibition runs from though September and all of the artwork is for sale. The next time you dine with us, and every time, feel free to walk about the restaurant and take in the diverse work of these talented artists of our region.
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