Visual Arts – July 27 – Brainerd Dispatch | Candle Made Easy

Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.

Mary Anne O’Malley draws inspiration from her observations of nature. Using watercolor and graphite, she offers a close-up artistic interpretation of plants and animals. Her work will be on display at Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin until August 14th.

“My artworks live in a space between the scientific reproduction of nature and the artistic beauty of the natural environment. This is where I thrive,” O’Malley said in a press release.

Her skills in topography and landscaping led to work for museums and visitor centers including the Lewis and Clark Museum in Montana; Witchita Mountain Visitor Center in Oklahoma; Big Bend National Park in Texas; and Monterey Bay Visitor Center in California.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 218-678-2575, email, or visit

Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.

A new exhibition of Nichole Delafield’s artwork is on view at the Brainerd Public Library through September. The exhibition includes 14 watercolor prints and an acrylic mixed media artwork.

Delafield was an art teacher for 25 years and shares her love of art through private classes, summer camps and elementary school programs. She is an associate professor at the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.

Her work includes fine art using pastels, watercolors and acrylics. She also loves to share her love of art and design through her signature hand-painted silks. Design work for women includes clothing and accessories featuring these distinctive pieces.

Delafield is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Fashion Design. Experience includes working in bridal design, childrenswear and womenswear under her own label. Delafield sells her women’s collection exclusively at Jarboe.

Her artistic work includes pastel studies of nature, rendered with the soft richness of pastel chalk. Delafield’s artwork has been exhibited and sold in galleries and hangs in private collections.

Writing is another form of expression for Delafield. Gull Lake Memories: A Kayaking Adventure is a travel journal and memoir sharing stories and paintings from the Brainerd Lakes historic area.

The Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel Street

The Crossing Arts presents ‘A Collection of Souls from Around the World’, Photography by Claudia Allene’ at their gallery in Brainerd town centre. It can be seen until Saturday, July 30th.

The exhibition shows the photography of Claudia Allene. Beginning in 2013, Allene embarked on a three-year solo journey around the globe, visiting 41 countries including Peru, China, Mongolia, India and more.

She documented her travels with photographs and recorded the people and destinations she came into contact with along the way. This exhibition paints an interesting picture of the incredible world around us that we share with so many different cultures, wonderful sights and precious souls.

Looking at the images on display also gives you the opportunity to learn more about these people and places through the short stories that accompany each photo.

Allen’s project is made possible by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

This exhibit is funded in part by Minnesota constituents through grants from the Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or

Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
101 Hauptstr.

Nature Perspectives: The Landscape Photography of Donald Phillips is on display at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby through August 31.

The exhibit features 20 black and white photographs taken by Phillips, a former Emily resident, of Little Pine Route Farm, the St. Croix Scenic Waterway and Fort Snellings Pike Island.

The opening hours of the library are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit for more information about the library.

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive S

Good People: A Photographic Exploration of Morrison County by Anthony Marchetti is on display at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls until December 31.

For more information about the event and Marchetti, call 320-632-4007, email, or visit

Great river art
122 First St. SE

The exhibition ’30 Countries in 30 Years’ by Autumn Carolynn and ‘Phenomenal Consciousness’ by Danniella Mortezaee, which will be on view until August 26th.

There will be an artist reception for Carolynn on Saturday, July 23 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The opening hours of the gallery are Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

For more information call 320-632-0960, email or visit

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 N. Main Avenue.

An exhibition entitled Gallery: Decoys by Bruce Dixon and Nature Paintings by Kent Estey will be on view at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center through Saturday, July 30.

The exhibition is an annual cultural center event featuring animal art and fishing lures and is held in conjunction with the annual Fish House Festival.

For more information, call 218-385-3339 or email

If you would like your event to be featured in the entertainment guide, contact Frank Lee at

218-855-5851 or by mail to Frank Lee, Brainerd Dispatch, PO Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. (Please include time, date, location, admission price and contact information.) Deadline for Wednesday publication is 11am Monday.

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