Maki, Installation View, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
Maki, Untitled Brown, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
Maki, Untitled Orange, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
2020 February Artist of the Month, Sarah Maki
“Surface Work”, the Sarah Maki Exhibit. Visit and view the images beneath the sheer surface, colorful at Northwoods Friends of the Arts during the month of February.
Sarah Maki is originally from Cook where she took an interest in art at an early age. The daughter of now retired Cook (MN) High School art teacher, Ron Maki and Michele Maki, she went on to pursue a bachelors degree in studio art and history and a masters in fine art degree in painting. She is an associate dean of students at Gallatin College, Montana State University.
In the featured paintings in this exhibit Sarah continues to explore her interest in translucency and surfaces as found in the natural world, including ice and snow of northern Minnesota. The large paintings are composed of mixed media on acrylic paint.
The exhibit begins Thursday, Feb. 6th and the next evening a public reception will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday. Feb. 7th.. The exhibit concludes on Fri., Feb. 28th, 2020.
Curious and Creative Classes 2019-20
“Curious?? You Can Do This!”
“Curious and Creative Winter Classes” are still in development for the Winter of 2019-20. You can do this! It’s Fun. You may need to register for these classes at Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook at 210 S. River St.. open three days a week: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Thursdays and Fridays and on Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.. Email at email@example.com.
Saturday - November 9, 2019 Beginning knitting with Vickie Lange
10 AM – 2 PM. Learn and practice the 4 techniques basic to all patterns: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off. Supplies needed: size 8 knitting needles, skein of 4 ply yarn. Class size - 5 so register with Vickie 507 412-1117.
Curious? Try Knitting!
NWFA begins new classes for Winter. The Curious and Creative Classes are ongoing all winter and developing constantly so be on the lookout at Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook.
On Saturday, November 9, at 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Vickie Lange will hold a “Beginning Knitting” class for ages 12-100. No experience necessary. Class size will be limited to assure individual assistance. Expect to learn and practice the four techniques basic to all knitting patterns---cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off. Participants will be able to START a small project (dish cloth or scarf). Vickie recommends the group arrange a follow up session for further practice and assistance.
What do you need to begin?
A lunch break (your bag lunch or a visit to a nearby eatery) will be encouraged to rest fingers and brains. You will be required to supply your own pair of size 8 knitting needles and a skein of 4 ply yarn available at Material Girl in Virginia or Joann Fabrics & Crafts in Hibbing.
Call Vickie Lange to register and for questions and more specific yarn recommendations at 507-412-1117.
Wednesday, Nov 13th Create a Cool Needle Felted Viking with instructor Susan Archbold at NWFA Gallery from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Pre-register by calling Alberta at 666-2153.. The Kit is $20 and the class fee is $10 for NWFA members and $20 for non-members. Membership is $25.
Saturday, November 23, Lino Print. Design, carve and print ….. Lyn Reed, Instructor from 1-3 P.M. Material supplied by NWFA. Class size limit will be 10 . Call Alberta 666-2153
Monday, November 25 “Contour Drawing”, 6-8 PM With Kris Musto.
Drawing techniques to cultivate drawing freedom!
This is a non-judgemental place to flex your drawing muscles, play and develop confidence. See some world renowned drawings and learn new exercises to spark your inspiration! No drawing experience necessary and all levels are welcome. Call Alberts to register..666-2153.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10 AM – 12 P.M. Clay Play with Kris Musto, Instructor. Create a small polymer clay turtle or critter that can be worn as a necklace… or a pin. Materials supplied by NWFA. Class size 10
so call Alberta 666-2153
Sat., Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m.—Pen and Ink, Watercolors and an Introduction to Masa Paper Effects. Draw Minnesota Lake Creatures. 666-2153
Grab a snorkel mask and let's paint! Let's dive down under the lake or local mine pit and capture the creatures, fish, muskrats, loons, water snakes, frogs, turtles, hey, you name it, with pen, ink, watercolor and masa paper! If you bump into some aquatic plants or even an abandoned four wheeler, that could be great subject matter as well. Techniques with Japanese masa paper will be explored, along with instruction regarding watercolors and pen and ink. We will watercolor, pour, splash, salt, scatter and smother with a plethora of watercolor theories-put-to-use and hands on experiences. Zentangle inspired art will also be employed with pen and ink details. Create a high, low or medium key portrait of a Northern, Walleye, or other Minnesota fish, and don't be afraid to bring in a reference photo of the big 'un you caught last summer! Braggers are welcome!
Tuesday, January 7, 6–8 P.M. “Almost Picasso”
What do you know about Picasso? Come learn a bit about this complex character that shook up art history. Did you know that Picasso made sculptures, ceramics and prints as well as paintings, collages and drawings? Be inspired by his artwork and make some artwork of your own! Class size 10 so call Alberta 666-2153
Saturday, January 25, 1-3pm Let’s Paint a Feather. Draw and paint a realistic feather; Lyn Reed Instructor. Watercolor class, grays made using compliments. Pre-register by calling Alberta at 666-2153.
Saturday, Jan. 18th, 1-3 pm; “Etching Made Simple”.
This is a two part class. The 2nd class date and time to be determined by participants at the 1st etching class. Pre-register by calling Alberta at 666-2153.
Class one will cover design and print etching and Class two teaches color etching
Lyn Reed will demonstrate in her class a drawing and printing technique that has a similar appearance to an acid etching. The class will use simple materials and technique to accomplish this affect. Traditional etching materials will not be used and the end product will not be an etching. The end product will have the appearance of an etching with great creative potential.
Winners of the Best Shot Photo Contest 2019 Announced at May 24th Reception.
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:
Student, Kristin Cook, "Cottentail" add photo KCookPeoplesChoice19
Student category---1st place Xavier Mitchell, untitled. add photo XMitchellS1stPlace19
Great color Good composition, foreground in focus with background out of focus. Illusion of movement of plants in the background.
Student Category--2nd runner up, Zoe Trip, ”Look Me In The Eye” add photo ZTrip1stSRunnerup19
Student Category--3rd runner up Katy Hartwig, “Make a Wish” add photo KHartwig3rdS3rdRunnerup19
Adult Category--1st place, Carol Bowman, "Icy Artwork Along the Shore" add photo CBowmanA1st2nd19
Good balance and color of rocks. Vibrant rainbow of color in the ice.
Adult Category--2nd Runner up, Carol Bowman, “Chilly Sunny Morning "
Adult Category--3rd Runnerup, Sue Minten, “Poppies” add photo SMintonA3rdRunnerup19
SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIO ART SPACE
Our Gallery, 210 S. River St. in Cook, MN, is open on Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for looking (and buying.) AND we are also open from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm for anybody to stop in and do art, their own art, in a supportive atmosphere. We are changing the name of this time to OPEN STUDIO ART SPACE. Bring your own supplies, ideas, questions, friends. Adults with their artist-kids, for example. So put your art supplies in a bag now so that on Saturday you can just pop on over and get arty.