Weekend Showcase: Robbin Gallery’s “Out and About”
Time to get “Out and About” in Robbinsdale.
The exhibit at the Robbin Gallery is brought to you by two artists who have very complimentary work.
“My work is from my environment that I happen to be able to enjoy,” said Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson.
Starkweather-Nelson’s work depicts three distinct places where she spends time. The water pieces are a nod to kayaking trips in Webster, Wis. Her desert pieces reflect her time in Tucson, Ariz.
“The other place is up in Washington state. My daughter lives up there. So I go up there and we hike the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and some other areas and get into deep deep, thick temperate rain forests,” said Starkweather-Nelson.
Artwork of Bonnie Cutts Influenced by Feelings
Bonnie Cutts says her work isn’t influenced by specific places, but by the feeling she gets from places she visits.
“My work is influenced by not specific places. I’m not painting specific places, specific landscapes and waterscapes. But, they’re feelings about different places I’ve been,” said Cutts. “For the past three years I’ve done three really wonderful long distance walks. One in Wales, one in Scotland, and one in Italy. And a lot of these are reflections of of places I’ve been.”
Although the two don’t actively collaborate, their chosen color palette is quite complimentary of each other’s work. They met back in college and have known each other for decades.
The exhibit is on display at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale through Sept. 26.