As part of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Tri-State Invitational exhibition “3 Women from 3 States,” prominent La Crosse, Wis., artist Jennifer Terpstra will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk at the Museum. This program will take place at the Museum on Saturday, November 9th from 2 - 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Due to limited availability, registration is required by calling (507) 474-6626.
Jennifer Terpstra is a professor of painting at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and creates enchanting works of art using encaustic, which is a wax-based painting technique. About the artwork on display at the Museum, Terpstra states, “The captivating element of water has stirred my imagination for several years…. its movement, ever-changing characteristics and surface patterns inspire this work.”
This program is a great opportunity to meet Terpstra and discuss her inspiration, techniques, and perspectives. MMAM Director Andrew Maus states, “We are thrilled to be able to present Terpstra’s work, and give the public the opportunity to engage with her about her amazing abstractions. She is truly one of our region’s artistic leaders.”
This activity is funded by Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a nonprofit art museum and educational center supported by over 1,000 members, donors, granters and sponsors. It is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona and is surrounded by acres of native prairie gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. More information about the Museum is available at their new website, www.mmam.org.