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Upcoming Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens shows!

Art Colony Artists & Friends-09/05/2012-10:29 AM

Two great shows not to be missed featuring Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens. 
“Witnessing Nature: Three Personal Journeys”
At the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery on September 14-October 7 with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. It features the pastel paintings of Rosemary Hultman, the oil and alkyd paintings of Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens and the ceramic sculpture and functional pieces of Rose Kadera Vastila. The three women first proposed this exhibit to the JHP in December of 2009! All three women have studied with Grand Marais Art Colony instructor, Hazel Belvo. Sandi also serves as Chair of the Grand Marais Art Colony Board. Gallery hours are: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information and to view images of the artists’ works, please visit their web sites: Rosemary: and Sandi:

“Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour” – See 20 artists in a 20 mile loop!
Hop in your car and enjoy the beauty of fall on Lake Superior’s North Shore and visit artists’ studios! The artists will be present and have their studios opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: September 28, 29 and 30 and again on October 5, 6 and 7. The location of this 20-mile loop is just a short distance outside of Duluth. Watch for signs along Highway 61 Expressway between Duluth and Two Harbors OR you may contact one of the artists for a PDF of the map! (Please contact Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens at 218-834-5365 or for more information and a map!)

Both emerging and well-known artists are included on the tour: *Ron Benson – Host: Glass Sculpture *Jim Sage – Host: Glass Blowing, and his guest artists are: Bob Husby: Glass Blowing/Pottery and Jay Conradi: Wood Turning
*Bruce and Cynthia Lovold – Host: hand thrown pottery, and their guest artist is: Royce Spry: Wood Carving and Native American Art *Rose Kadera Vastila – Host: Pottery/Sculpture and her guest artists are: David Gredzens: Photography, Elsie Cook: Oil and Pastel Paintings, and Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens: Oil and Alkyd Paintings *Shelley Getten – Host: Block Printing and her guest artist is: Val Bolen: Mosaics
*David Gilsvik – Host: Oil Paintings *Brad Nelson – Host: Silversmith *Larsmont School – Host Site with guest artists: Kathy O’Rourke: Rosemaling, Joyce Gow: Watercolor Paintings, Helen Hartley: Watercolor Paintings/Sculpture, Victoria Sabatino: Jewelry *Patricia Canelake – Host: Oil Paintings

Enjoy a day of local fine arts, crafts music, refreshments and fall colors!

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