Arts briefs: Eagan Art House classes available

  • Updated: June 21, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Sandra Dowd’s “Emerging Artist with Attitude” won Best of Show and People’s Choice at the 2013 Lake Country Pastel Society Fall Exhibit. More of the society’s member work is on display through July 9 at the Ames Center.

Eagan Art House classes available

Space is available in summer classes at Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Av. S.

Classes offered include: the Great Art-doors; Clay & Sculpture; Painting; Drawing; Bookmaking; Art Around the World and Storybook Art

For information, go to or call the Eagan Art House at (651) 675-5521.


Pastel Society exhibit

The Lake Country Pastel Society’s member exhibit, called “Toward the Light,” is being offered at the Ames Center gallery in Burnsville.

Sally Johnson, director of the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, judged the show and presented awards during an opening reception.

Pieces include landscapes, still lifes and other works using mainly pastel.

“The qualities of soft pastel result in unique and beautiful works of art,” the society said in announcing the exhibit. “The show asks viewers to share in the sense of radiance and illumination that we try to portray in our work. Whatever the subject, we paint not so much with pigment but with luminous energy.”

The society has existed since 1997 and includes everything from beginners to professionals.

The center, known in the past as Burnsville Performing Arts Center, is at 12600 Nicollet Av., Burnsville. The exhibit lasts through July 9.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

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