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Rare opportunity to see work by Hautman brothers

Posted by: Jim Williams under Art, Bird personalities, Animals Updated: October 15, 2013 - 1:17 PM

A rare opportunity to see dozens of paintings by three of the world’s finest wildlife artists is now available at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Orono.

The work is by the Hautman brothers, Jim, Joe, and Bob, broadly known for their domination of the federal duck stamp art competitions. Combined, they’ve won 10 federal competitions and more than 50 for state conservation stamps. Jim lives in Chaska, Joe in Plymouth, and Bob in Delano.

The exhibit contains examples of their work with waterfowl as well as a broad selection of paintings of other wildlife species. This is a retrospective, following their careers as artists. Many of the pieces are for sale.

The paintings are on display until Oct. 26. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The center is closed Sundays.

The center is located two and a half miles west of Wayzata. Merge onto Highway 12 west from its junction at the westen terminus of I-394. Take the County Road 15 exit. Follow County 15 for 2.5 miles to Northshore Drive. Take a right turn. The center is two blocks ahead on the right.

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