Willmar Art Gallery
Marjorie Nilssen: Sabbatical Work, in Willmar on display February 10 – March 13.
Ridgewater Art Instructor Marjorie Nilssen is exhibiting new work created during her fall 2019 Sabbatical. She is presenting Encaustic Mono-prints using a “hot-box” system that she created during an Artist’s Residency in Sante Fe New Mexico. Along with the large prints on paper, there are mixed media pieces made with book covers and pages, and ceramic sculptures using encaustic wax experimentations.
Encaustic painting has a long tradition, starting during the 5th century B.C. in the Greek civilization. Beeswax, Damar resin, and colored pigment are mixed to make a strong paint that can be manipulated with heat. It has intense and saturated color and is very long-lasting.
Ms. Nilssen will be presenting demonstrations about the process and her work in the Gallery Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21 at noon.
The exhibits will rotate campuses and be on display again from March 17 – April 17, 2020.
Fine Arts Building, Willmar Campus
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nearby parking is available for visitors.
For more information contact:
Gallery Curator Andrew Nordin