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Thursday Nights at ArtReach St. Croix

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Join ArtReach St. Croix on Thursday Nights this summer as we re-energize the gallery after two years of pandemic.

Each Thursday evening, the gallery will remain open until 8pm, and a program will take place beginning at 6:30pm. Programs will include book discussions, artist talks, informal make and takes, trunk shows and more. Check back to see the what’s happening each week.

JUNE 9: Greg Lecker, Artist Talk – Canceled

Flow, painting by Greg Lecker

Unfortunately, Thursday’s artist talk with Greg Lecker needs to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Greg Lecker will lead a “walk and talk” discussion about the work he has on display as part of Birds, Trees, River at ArtReach St. Croix

Lecker’s river paintings embody the physicality of exploring water and its environment. His work reflects that understanding the nature of water requires the artist to be fully present to observe its subtlety.

JUNE 16: Tanya Piatz, Artist Talk

Artists and bird enthusiasts will not want to miss this artist talk with Tanya Piatz whose work will be on display as part of Birds, Trees, River at ArtReach St. Croix.

Piatz’s body of work presents Minnesota bird species endangered by climate change and human activity. Discover how she creates realistic birds and the meaning behind the hauntingly beautiful habitats depicted in her work.

JUNE 23: Charlotte Schuld, Artist Talk

Stillwater artist Charlotte Schuld will host an artist talk on her work that is part of Birds, Trees, River at ArtReach St. Croix.

Schuld’s paintings and gourd sculptures capture not only the beauty of trees but their importance in our ecosystem, something she became passionate about during the pandemic. Learn how she went from capturing trees as something esthetically pleasing to telling the story of root systems and the interconnected of biomes.

JUNE 30: Gallery Closed

ArtReach St. Croix will not be open or hosting a program on June 30 due to window installation.

July 7: Members Show 2022 Opening Reception

Join ArtReach as we celebrate the creativity of our member artists. Work by more than 50 artists will fill the galleries with a wide variety of artistic mediums and subjects.

The opening reception will feature the this year’s Mobile Art Gallery installation featuring artists of What We Need Is Here from The Phipps Center for the Arts.

Opening Reception is 6-8pm. The Best in Show and Visual Arts Committee Awards will be announced at 7:30pm.

JULY 14: Cli-Fi Book Club

Monthly book discussions will imagine the ways that life can be altered by climate change using contemporary fiction as our guide. Our book discussions continue with Once There Were Wolves, a novel about nature and human nature by Charlotte McConaghy.

The Cli-Fi Book Club will meet on the ArtReach lawn (weather permitting) so be sure to bring a chair or blanket.

Questions? Contact Syndie at or call the gallery at 651-439-1465.

Thursday evening gallery activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.