march, 2022

17mar5:30 pm6:30 pm*Online: Third Thursday Virtual Artist Talk with David Strom5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online, Online

Gallery David Strom. March 10-April 29. In-Person Reception: March 10, 5-7 pm. Virtual Artist Talk: March 17, 5:30 pm


Event Details

Join SMAC for a virtual artist reception and artist talk with David Strom on on Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 pm. Details for joining: Zoom link: Meeting ID: 861 7531 9236 Passcode: 032358 Please let us know of any accommodations needed for you to enjoy any of our events, virtual or in-person: If you would like to see this exhibit in person by private appointment: email DAVID STROM Drawing to Painting: May I Have This Dance... Exhibit runs March 10 - April 29, 2022 The SMAC GALLERY is located at 114 North 3rd Street, Marshall (It is best to call before arrival or set up an appointment to ensure the office is open.) David Strom paints and draws in Windom, MN. He received his BFA in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1973 and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, in 1972 and Edinburgh Arts ’73, Edinburgh, Scotland. He married Marilee Webster in 1978. They co-owned First Floral Hallmark retiring in 2017. Strom works with acrylics and pen & ink on paper and canvas. The southwest Minnesota rural landscape has been his main interest. In 2019 he did a series of black acrylic and ink drawings on 40” x 60” large format paper with 26” x 45” images. These drawings are a combination of realism and fantasy and refer to gray steel grain bins, elevators, wind turbines, round bales, roads, ropes, rows of crops in all stages of development and rest, and the abstract way that we define the land using maps, specifically plat maps. These elements are combined by putting them in vignettes and connecting them together much like one would make a quilt or illustrate a graphic novel. 2021-2022 Strom received a grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) to interpret these drawings into twelve 36” x 60” acrylic on canvas paintings. The process has been very illuminating. Two obvious major differences are color and the ability to paint over and over and over again. The paintings use the drawings as a starting point and then take off from there. Strom thinks of it like music with sharps and flats, slow and fast, rest and rhythm etc. The end result will be 12 Dancing pairs of drawings and paintings reflecting and interpreting the landscape he lives in and what lives within him. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Funding provided by the McKnight Foundation. Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive. The McKnight Foundation supports working artists to create and contribute to vibrant communities.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm





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