Venue: Hallberg Center for the Arts
A show of original oil paintings by Todd Clercx and mosaic art by Tree Croyle.
Hours for public viewing are still being determined for the Hallberg Center for the Arts.
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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. The beauty, and sentiment are inspired from elements around me.
Greg Stein - Singer/Songwriter
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. 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.”
Keely Lane - Drummer/Percussionist
Keely Lane was raised in North Branch, Minnesota. An active drummer in his concert, jazz, and marching bands. Throughout the nineties, Keely performed on both local and national levels, with bands that included The Beatifics and Ol' Yeller, before moving to Nashiville and touring nationally with recording artist, Andy Griggs. Today, Keely lives in Wyoming, MN and continues to play with Trailer Trash and other local musicians.
- From Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015