Oil & Glass - Visions Captured
Venue: Spirit & Praise Pentecostal Church
Todd Clercx - Artist, Painter, Teacher
Born and raised in St. Paul, MN, Todd Clercx uses the world around him as his subject matter. As he says, "I use paint to record my life and the people around me. My works are bits and moments of life that would most likely be forgotten." In his portraits and landscapes, Todd captures moods and emotions by using crude brush strokes as evidence of the creative process and paying close attention to light and shadows. Capturing the essence of a person or place is the goal, and honesty is essential. Todd's paintings celebrate the life he lives as an artist, a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a teacher, and a human being striving to be good.
Tree Croyle - Mosiac Artist
I love glass, all things about it. Looking at it, breaking it, using it for art, cooking with it, melting it, collecting it, wearing it... Like I said, I LOVE all things glass. It all started after a high school art project to make a mosaic. I also love nature, humor, animals, and sentiment. For as long as I can remember I have been a mosaic artist. I have a BFA, but my my process is mostly self-taught, creative and improvised; my glass is laid and cut one piece at a time, working as I go to make the design and color choices.d, beauty, and sentiment inspired from elements around me.
Greg Stein - Singer/Songwriter, Musician
Ever since he first started playing drums as a youngster, Greg remembers developing a deep love for all musical genres. That love motivated him to start up a "garage band" with friends in his teenage years, and then he went on to learn to play the fiddle and harmonica under the tutelage of his grandfather. Today, Greg continues to share his skills as a singer and musician with avid listeners, from senior residents in nursing homes in and near Wyoming to fans who enjoy his "jamming" at the Nesting Grounds and Forest Lake American Legion. Greg says the songs that he writes have a "distinct country flavor" as well as a little bit of old-fashioned rock, all of which come from his "heart and soul."
- Thursday, February 19, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM