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Pine Center for the Arts Open's Third Annual Black and White Gallery

From the Pine Center for the Arts:

More than a dozen local artists will display their art at Pine Center for the Arts’ third annual

Black and White Gallery this April.

“We’re very excited about the diversity of work submitted for the show,” said Shawnda

Schelinder, Pine Center for the Arts board member. “In addition to some of our favorite local

artists, we also have artists who have never shown their art at the gallery before. The variety of artwork and media is truly impressive.”

With media including paintings, photography, glass art, charcoal and more, artists include

Barbara Orstad, Brooke Zank, Cassandra Olson, Dee Kotaska, James Michael Tracy, Kathryn

Flom, Lisa Krahn, Lois Lapp, Mariah Rivard, Mike Gainor, Natalie E. Tveit, Nic Sabatke, Peg

Skalicky, Shawnda Schelinder, and Sydney Nelson.

Artists and the public are invited to the opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9. The gallery will be open throughout the month of April. Regular gallery hours are 3-5 pm on

Thursdays, 4-6 pm on Fridays and 10 am-12 pm on Saturdays. The gallery is free and open to the public. Covid safety protocols will be observed. 

Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite artwork. Best in Show and

People’s Choice Awards will be presented at the end of the exhibit.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an operating grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriations from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Located in Pine City, the Pine City Center for the Arts has been serving the Great Pine City area since 2009. With a variety of programming opportunities, the non-profit, volunteer-led facility is a gathering place for artisans and art lovers alike. Artists interested in displaying their work or teaching others their skills are welcome to contact the Pine Center for the Arts. For more information, please see

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