‘Rhythms & Blues’ exhibit nears its close

A celebration of the influence of water in art is close to ending. “Rhythms & Blues,” a gallery show, at the St. Croix Galleries at ArtReach St. Croix in Stillwater ends on Oct. 13.

Visitors still have a chance view the works by Pat Casanova, Nicole Roberts Hoiland, Anne Labovitz and Jeff Ross. The diversity of the works of the four artists demonstrates the vast influence water — its movement, colors and dynamics – have on artists.

Stillwater photographer Ross has captured the moods of the Oregon coast in his images, while Hudson glass artist Casanova uses color and movement to mimic the river in pieces from his “The River Runs Through It” series.  The sculptures by Roberts Hoiland and the layered acrylic emulsions of Lobovitz capture moments of movement and colors brought on by water.

A coffee social is 9:30 a.m. Saturday with Jeff Ross. Additionally, the gallery will be open during normal gallery hours for the last week of the show. St. Croix Galleries hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The St. Croix Galleries are located at ArtReach St. Croix, 224 4th St. North in Stillwater.

ArtReach St. Croix’s mission of connecting communities to the arts serves the St. Croix Valley from St. Croix Falls to Prescott in Wisconsin and from Hastings to Taylor’s Falls in Minnesota.

ArtReach St. Croix supports, fosters and celebrates visual, literary and performing arts in the St. Croix Valley. By coordinating events, marketing initiatives and education opportunities, ArtReach supports the work of artists and arts organizations, and provides arts leadership across the St. Croix Valley.