November 1 – 21, 2022
Gallery Saint Germain
Mon – Fri || 10am – 5pm
Sat || 10am – 2pm
Always Free to Attend. Always Inspiring.
If you would like to purchase a particular piece from the Art Exhibit, please contact the Box Office or Gallery Gift Shop. At this time we are encouraging all sales through the Gallery Gift Shop.
The Gift Gallery at the Paramount collaborates with Minnesota makers to offer a unique retail experience bursting with handmade, one of a kind items created by artists and artisans from our community. This exhibit features six artists that are new to our retail space – showcasing the depth and breath of art created in Central Minnesota.
HiEP Nguyen | Pottery | Facebook | firstname.lastname@example.org
A recent graduate from St. Cloud State University in Environmental Science and Chemistry, HiEP continues to explore creative work across disciplines including painting and pottery. This exhibition features a body of work HiEP created in our visual arts studios located in the lower level of the Paramount. Nguyen’s pieces are complex and challenging to create on the wheel – showcasing his ability to masterfully shape clay into intricate vessels.
Donna Jarve | Watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, collage, leaves and more
Donna has been creating professionally for 35 years and her work is heavily inspired by nature and her surroundings. Donna enjoys trying as many mediums and forms of art and/or craft that she can. “I need to create.” If she had to choose what part of the creative process she liked the most, Donna enjoys the percolation of ideas. She choose to collaborate with the Paramount Center for the Arts because she like the vibe of the Paramount, “Such a friendly atmosphere and the employees are so encouraging.” Donna’s favorite quote is, “Patience is a virtue!” and her words of wisdom to you would be, “Do a little every day, either in thought or practice. Art is all around us so continue searching for inspiration wherever you are.”
Anne Glynn Buckvold | Pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil | Website
Anne’s words of wisdom involving art would be, “Find those things that matter to you, the things you get excited about. Start there.” She has been creating professional pieces for over 25 years. “Whimsical, joyful, spirited” was Anne’s response when asked what three words she would use to describe their work. A staff with the paramount approached me about the possibility, just as I was starting to feel like I wanted one place in the area to carry my work. It worked out perfect. The Paramount is downtown and central to the St. Cloud art scene. A fun fact about Anne is that she can speak a little Greenlandic! One of Anne’s favorite quotes is, “If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself.”
Tom Lydeen | Acrylic on Canvas | Facebook | Tlydeen@gmail.com
Tom’s work lives on the edge of realism and abstract. Although the subject matter transitions from still life to portraits, he often brushes acrylic paint across rough canvas. The affect is bold and suggests a playful artistic movement.
Mike Guenin | Pencil and Wood | Facebook | 320.292.0822
Mike was a music teacher for more than 40 years. After retiring, a colleague invited him to the Whitney Senior Center to spend time in their woodshop. He had always wanted to make a unique wood product. Encouraged by his wife to create special products, he started to construct colored pencil art that includes bowls, vases, candy dishes and other holders, 3 dimensional platters and more.
John Patrick Mahowald | Clay and Glazes
It took John 40 years to get back to throwing pots after college, but he never forgets to “lose yourself in your art and you will find joy!” and has been working with pottery for 5 years. His works can be described as practical and useful. They collaborate with the Paramount because the staff are very pleasant and it is a convenient place to refer any inquiries to shop for my work and the work of many other local artists.