Arts briefs: Trio of Minnesota artists unite for exhibit in Stillwater

  • Updated: March 9, 2013 - 4:25 PM

Electric Fetus by Greg Foley, in “Life’s Textures: Plants and Minerals.”

“Life’s Textures: Plants and Minerals,” a joint exhibition of works by three artists exploring details that often go unnoticed in our everyday life, will be on display through April 13 at both the Stillwater Library and the St. Croix Galleries at ArtReach St. Croix in Stillwater.

Joseph Samuelson, a retired Stillwater Area High School art teacher, creates large-format multimedia paintings with a sense of mystery to his pieces. His handcrafted pottery, meanwhile, shows the subtle effects of firing with wood.

Samuelson’s pieces will be displayed alongside watercolor paintings by his wife, Myrlah Olson. In addition, macro-photography images by Minneapolis artist Greg Foley will be part of the exhibit.

The St. Croix Galleries, 224 North 4th St., are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Stillwater Public Library is at 224 Third St. N.


Professor to discuss Easter and culture

Since when do Easter bunnies lay eggs?

Find out when Bruce David Forbes, professor of religious studies at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, discusses some of the extra-cultural features that have become attached to Easter, explaining their origins.

What does the word “Easter” mean? Most important, what do all of these things, from Easter bunnies to Easter parades, have to do with the special Christian meaning of the day?

The community is invited to the free discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive, Woodbury. For more information, contact Trudy Cowman at or the church office at 651-738-3110.

Messiest Art Camp offered at break

With spring break right around the corner for the South Washington County School District, Woodbury’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering kids a chance to take their mess out of the house.

The Messiest Art Camp gives kids a chance to paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier-mâché dragonflies and fling paint like Jackson Pollock.

The class is geared for kids ages 4 to 9 and will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at Evergreen West Park, 1033 Tamberwood Trail. Cost is $58. To register, go to the city’s website at

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