Painting

MN Original | Artist Greta Claire

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Greta Claire follows her instincts and lets what “feels right” inform her process. Use her work to explore elements of abstract art and various methods to create it.

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Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Creative Discovery

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Artist Buck Paulson guides you on how to start a painting through creative discoveries.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: The Value of Color

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Buck Paulson shows the value of color as he paints a stream and trees. He gives explanation of his technique and uses the color wheel.

Painting: Helen La France

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Kentucky artist Helen La France captures her memories of the rural South on canvas. For her images of typical African-American life, La France, who was born in 1919, draws on a lifetime of experiences and observations of how the lives of black and white Southerners have differed—and how they have changed.

Visual Arts | Move to Include

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Learn about the visual arts program from the Community Arts Connection of the ARC of Monroe County. The visual art program demonstrates the skills and talents that people with disabilities have and how they are empowered to enjoy creating visual arts and learning new techniques.

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MN Original | Photographer Osama Esid

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Syrian photographer Osama Esid’s moving works explore notions of his own personal identity and the communities he is a part of.  Learn about his process and how he connects with individuals to bring their story to his photographs.

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MN Original | Visual Artist Clarence Morgan

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Watch now: Clarence Morgan’s abstract art reflects an interest in geometry and line, and is a departure from his classical training in figurative painting. He combines painting, drawing and collage to create intricate works that represent order among chaos.

Morgan works side by side with fellow artist and his wife, Arlene Burke-Morgan. An art professor at the University of Minnesota for more than two decades, his personal work can be found in the collections of many museums including the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum.

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Realism: Self-Portrait

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As she works on a self-portrait, artist Gaela Erwin talks about her interest in the genre and how she paints herself in costume or with symbols such as birds. She also talks about the revision process, how painting self-portraits causes her to look inward, and issues of mortality and resurrection that are often the subtext of her work.

The Artistry of Charly Hamilton

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Examine the career of visual artist Charly Hamilton.  The content coordinates with the video and lesson plan "Zany Human and Animal Portraits in the Style of Charly Hamilton".

Prairie Churches | Immigrant Church Artist

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Berthold von Imhoff graced more than 90 churches with his art, but St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Reading, Pennsylvania, may be his finest work. The prairie is dotted with unique and picturesque churches, many of which are in danger of being lost forever. Prairie Public’s documentary Prairie Churches preserves images of this priceless heritage and tells the story of Count Berthold von Imhoff, a painter whose artwork lends a unique beauty to 18 churches. Often the first community structure built, these landmarks represent the dreams of settlers who sought to forge future for their families. Prairie Churches explores the role churches played in sustaining the history and culture of the vanishing rural landscape. 

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