December 2018 Exhibitions

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7th, 4 - 7 pm

MacRostie Gallery


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A Holiday Marketplace

Starting the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through the month of December, the MacRostie Gallery is transformed into a holiday marketplace. This annual exhibition celebrates the diverse and talented artists that live and work in northern Minnesota. It’s also an opportunity for MAC members and patrons to find unique, handmade gifts during the holiday season and make purchases that support both local artists and MacRostie Art Center.

A wide variety of work from local artists is displayed including jewelry, carved wooden bowls, pottery, drawings, wooden toys, birch bark weaving, hand-dyed scarves, paintings, and more. The MAC also carries a number of local books, CDs and DVDs.


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Nordic Pattern Paintings

Alison Aune

Alison Aune (Duluth, MN) is a professor of art education at UMD. She received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and her Ph.D. from Ohio University Athens. She regularly presents at national, local, and international conferences and has exhibited her artwork in over 70 solo and group exhibitions in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia and throughout the United States. Aune’s large-scale intersectional paintings combine narratives of Scandinavian heritage and contemporary perspectives on folk art.