Rush Creek Principal has Art Featured in South Korea
The artwork of a Rush Creek principal recently got a gallery showing in South Korea. The contemporary art exhibit ran during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang after the gallery discovered the Maple Grove principal’s colorful digital art posted to his Instagram account.
Tim Brown describes himself as a self-taught artist who has dabbled in drawing, photography, graphic art, and most recently digital art. Brown uses different apps on his iPad to create his pieces in a process that works on developing one layer at a time. He estimates that it takes about ten tries to create a piece that truly “works.” His pieces are colorful and interesting and have names like “Slipstream,” “Bottle Rockets,” or “Grape Soda.”
The Gallery HaRang in Seoul, South Korea included his piece called “Bubble Gum Typhoon” in the Korea-U.S. International Contemporary Art Exhibition.
Brown did not get to attend the exhibition, but currently keeps a canvas print of the piece in his office to engage students. He says they often don’t seem to understand how a person can be both a principal and an artist. “Their comment to me is you should be an artist, not a principal, so my message to them is you can be both,” says Brown. “I’m a principal, but I’m an artist on the side. You don’t have to pick one or the other.”
Brown says his artwork hasn’t been featured in public since a sixth grade art fair in Grant County, Minnesota. He is open to being a part of other shows. You can see his latest pieces on his Instagram account.