Vistas and Cityscapes
Opening Saturday: Minneapolis painter Don Holzschuh has mellowed over the years, leaving behind the loose paint and high-keyed colors of his downtown streetscapes from the 1970s and ’80s, when new office towers loomed and artists occupied warehouses in what’s now the sports district. For his new show of “Vistas & Cityscapes,” Holzschuh has turned his attention to cafes, parks and residential neighborhoods and recorded the Old World charm of the cobbled alleys and leafy gardens along St. Paul’s Maiden Lane. Packing his easel off to the countryside, he found inspiration in the lush river valleys of southeastern Minnesota, as seen in this summery vista crowned with a meringue of pink-tinged clouds. An affectionate interpreter of Minnesota at its best, Holzschuh welcomes spring with a new show of luscious, color-saturated canvases. (Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Sat. Free. Ends May 10. Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Mpls. 612-791-1285 or www.flandersart.com)
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