New ArtReach St. Croix Exhibit

What textures do you notice as you go about your day? Do you see the dimensions and tactile nature of  the world around you? Do you observe the subtle veins in the maple leaf? Do you appreciate the  textural debris left behind on utility poles?
In Life’s Textures: Plants and Minerals, Joseph Samuelson, Myrlah Olson and Greg Foley explore the texture, details, and elements that often go unnoticed in our everyday life in a joint exhibit at the St.Croix Galleries at ArtReach St. Croix.
Samuelson’s large format multi‐media paintings feature elements such as slip and lead that add tactile complexity and a sense of mystery to his pieces, while his hand‐crafted pottery bares the subtle effects of firing with wood.
In contrast, Olson’s watercolor paintings highlight the form and texture found in
plants and botanicals by means of capturing the spirit of the subject. Texture is once again highlighted in
Foley’s macro‐photography of utility poles and lichen—looking beyond the whole to appreciate thedimensions of both everyday life and nature.
Life’s Texture will be on display March 7–April 13, 2013 with on opening reception on Thursday, March 7 at 6‐8pm. The St. Croix Galleries are open Wednesdays–Fridays, 10 a.m.‐4 p.m., and Saturdays, 12‐4 p.m. ArtReach St. Croix is located at 224 4th Street North, Stillwater, Minn.
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.