Weekend Showcase: “The Monster Show” at Maple Grove Arts Center
“The Monster Show” is underway at the Maple Grove Arts Center.
The show billed as “darkly different art” runs through Nov. 8
“If you love Halloween and the fall season then, you know, it’s just goodhearted fun. Nothing too gory, anything like that. It’s just, you know, a little bit spooky” Teri Iverson, gallery director at the Maple Grove Arts Center.
Twelve artists contributed 23 pieces to this year’s show. There is everything from oil to acrylic paint, mixed media, even a life-sized costume. There’s even a miniature diorama of a gypsy trailer.
“I love miniatures. Anything small, little doors, little drawers, little cupboards,” said Heidi Steffens, creator of the miniature diorama. “To make them has been so much fun.”
“The Monster Show” Miniatures
“The Monster Show’s” gypsy trailer was theatrically inspired.
“This is actually from the 1941 horror movie ‘The Wolfman.’ It’s my take on the gypsy that you need to visit if you’ve been bitten by a wolf. And the gypsy would be able to see if you have the mark,” said Steffens.
Steffens added, “I made all the bedding. I made all the bottles and the books. So you could even see all the little details into the books that I did. They’re all handsewn onto their own leather covers.”
“The Monster Show” includes a costume party Oct. 24.
“Come dressed up in your favorite costume. There will be rewards and prizes for costumes, carved pumpkins, and for the art work,” said Iverson.
For more information on gallery open times and the opening night costume party go to the Maple Grove Arts Center website.