June 1 - Oct 31 Thurs-Mon 11-4
Nov 1 - May 31 Thurs - Sun: 11-4
New Works by Fine Arts Watercolorists, Jan Brunkow & Wendy Ike
Jan Brunkow lives on the banks of the Chippewa River near the junction with the Mississippi. “Our region has such a variety! My work reflects the daily changes in light and color that play on the grand landscape of bluffs and valleys I see every day. I do not work with a formula in mind. Some of my work is abstract; some include collage, ink, Japanese papers, colored pencils, and watercolor. I have recently started working with dies on silk. Some of my pieces are inspired by my gardens and are a bit more straightforward.
She was born on the prairies in Wyoming and spent her teens in the Midsouth in Memphis, Tennessee. Jan has a degree in music and retired after 18 years of teaching high school choral music to explore visual arts. Her training began with her mother, who was also a watercolorist. She has studied with Gerald Brommer, Sueellen Ross, Karlyn Holman, Bonnie Broitzman, Jan Hartley, John Salminen, Judi Betts, Susan Moyer and a number of college instructors. “Each of these artists had wide style differences. Each added new inflections to what I put on my own paper. It is really the process rather than the product that keeps me energized and interested. Hours spent painting are magical...”
Wendy Ike’s paintings reflect her passion for nature and her equine partners. She uses vivid colors and energetic brush stokes to show movement and evoke emotion.
Wendy graduated from Luther College with an art degree. She was a Flight Attendant for 31 years and now enjoys free time to ride her horses and of course, paint. She has been awarded Honorable Mention two years in a row at the juried art show ArtsWest and been chosen to represent this area in the State WRAP exhibit and competition. She has been published in magazines and shows at numerous galleries. Two of her pieces are owned and hung at the Mayo’s, Red Cedar Clinic.
Exhibit Extended to October 1, 2020!