“Pulse” by Linda Ricklefs Baudry.

Take a walk to ‘The Edge of Familiar’ with pastel exhibit


Redefining the familiar with Linda Ricklefs Baudry, August 17 to October 13, 2019

Lanesboro Arts presents “The Edge of Familiar,” an exhibition of pastels by artist Linda Ricklefs Baudry. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. and runs through October 13, 2019. The opening reception will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music from Dave O’Mara and Larry Price. Always free and open to the public, Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week.

The exhibit focuses on emotional exploration and connection with the natural world, and springs from Baudry’s fascination with the idea of edges. As she puts it, “Edges are where and how we define something. The familiar is what is known, the unknown is beyond, and it’s often how we embrace that edge that may help determine how we deal with change in life.” Through an exploration and interrogation of material and emotional boundaries, she encourages people to look beyond the surfaces of their lives and, in her words, “find some inner heartbeat to celebrate and embrace.”

Based in Saint Paul, Minn., Baudry’s artistic process is deeply rooted in an awareness of the natural world, and she is continually intrigued by nature’s dual aspects of fragility and strength. Her work expresses deep emotions using the language of nature, blurring the boundaries between her own consciousness and her environment.

The color, texture, and unique intimacy of pastels are what drew Baudry to the medium. Her use of pastels also functions as an externalization of her self-reflection process. Baudry explained, “Building up layers of pastel is much like building up (and at times exposing) layers of experience and memory in life.”

This exhibit is sponsored by Commonweal Theatre Company and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email gallery@lanesboroarts.org. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.


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