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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 2: 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 will begin with Parable of the Sower an acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel by legendary, award-winning author Octavia E. Butler

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

JUNE 9: Greg Lecker, Artist Talk

Flow, painting by Greg Lecker

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.

Learn about about his process, his approach to painting water and rivers, and his Pine Needle residency.

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.

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

Questions? Contact Syndie at syndie@artreachstcroix.org 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.