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First Friday: Rebecca Velde


This First Friday will feature the artwork of Rebecca Velde. She will be showcasing a selection of her paintings for the month of April. Swing by for a drink and some sushi on Friday, April 6th from 5-9pm! 

Here's a statement from Rebecca on her artwork.

"When I was very young, my Dad, who was an architect,  showed me how to draw a box in 2 point perspective.  This was magical.  I have been looking and drawing ever since.  Now I am interested in  trying to get that illusion of depth  by using color and line  white telling a story.  I find that making a good painting is like making a good pool shot.  First you practice endlessly, then, maybe after a few adult  beverages, you just shoot.

I spent my first 18 years in the North Woods of Minnesota, fishing, catching reptiles, sailing: everything you can do in and on the water and the snow.  I started studying art at Hamline University in St Paul, MN.  with encouragement from Leo Lasansky.   I lived in Kentucky and learned about the coal mining industry,  Arizona and learned about  the desert,  North Dakota and Iowa; the Amber Waves of Grain. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in painting.  Right after that,  I moved to Montana: the most beautiful place in the world, where I have been the longest, in fact most of my life."


Earlier Event: April 1
2nd Annual Sake Pairing
Later Event: May 21
A Taste to Remember