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Pine Center for the Arts April Gallery to Open Friday

From the Pine Center for the Arts:

The Pine Center for the Arts welcomes Amanda Brewer and Bruce Thompson.

Amanda Brewer is a visual artist with a BA in Fine Arts. A resident of Pine City, she

enjoys exploring different ways to interpret her interests from her busy studio in her


Brewer will present her work with acrylic paint on canvas which she describes as “a

menagerie of color and pattern”. Utilizing a bold color palette, she presents a variety of

animals both real and extinct, exploring their natural hides and accentuating them with

embellishments. She hopes visitors will smile when they see her art and feel inspired to

try something new themselves.

Says Brewer, “I create these pieces to explore the beauty of our natural world and to

invite the viewer to consider relationships of subjects that would not interact in their

natural states. This creates an opportunity for the audience to make up their own story

about the subject. I love the endless creative possibilities.”

Bruce Thompson of Mora and is a long-time, active member of the Kanabec County Art

Association and has exhibited his work there as well as the Vasaloppet and Image Art


Thompson became interested in the arts at an early age. With encouragement from his

grandfather, a sign painter and self-taught sculptor, Thompson discovered his artistic

focus which is geometric abstraction. He enjoys the “hard edged” look and the thought

process involved with developing a format and then deciding on colors, their location,

and how they will relate to each other within the given format.

“Out of Line” opens on Friday, April 7. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from

4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Wine, beer and light appetizers will be served. The gallery

will continue throughout the month of April. Regular gallery hours are 10 am-5 pm

Thursday-Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sundays. The gallery is free and open to the


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