Virtual Tour of Robbin Gallery’s “March Madness”
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the NCAA has canceled March Madness. Like many other places, the COVID-19 outbreak also closed the “March Madness” annual members art exhibition at Robbin Gallery.
Although your ability to go see the “March Madness” show at the Robbin Gallery is stalled, I got to peruse the walls shortly after the show was put on display. Here’s a peek at what Robbinsdale area artists have been up to.
“We have four new members who joined this year who never displayed at Robbin Gallery in the past and one of the new media that we have not seen in quite a while is encaustic. It combines the use of beeswax, resin and pigment to create art,” said Jeanne Johnson, president of Robbin Gallery.
The encaustic process has been around a long time. The work was traditionally done on wooden panels and was very common in ancient Greek and Roman painting.
Grace Lawson has been a member of Robbin Gallery more than 50 years.
“I started in oil. Watercolor is fun and challenging at times you know. I’m a hobby artist you know. Just a hobby, a wonderful hobby,” said Lawson.
Many works on display
“We have 54 pieces this year by 25 different artists,” said Johnson.
The wealth of talent in the Robbinsdale area is really quite impressive and the gallery itself is always a cheery open space to browse.
”Just to be able to create something from a piece of paper is wonderful. Being a hobby artist I’m not trained,” said Lawson.
The show is a wonderfully diverse mix of everything from oil and acrylic painting, to fabric art, photography and mixed media.
“We’re so lucky to have this in Robbinsdale. This is a beautiful space in Robbinsdale,” said Lawson.
The March Madness Member Exhibit was scheduled to be on display through April 4. At present the Robbin Gallery is closed through Sunday, March 29.
You can visit the Robbin Gallery website at robbingallery.org for further information.
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