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