St. Croix Valley artists in ‘Art on the Vine’ show: opening reception is March 8 in Pepin, Wis.

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This painting by Reid Thrpe of Chaska is one of those included in the ‘Art on the Vine’ show, which also features St. Croix Valley Artists. (submitted image)

Pieces by St. Croix Valley artists will be on display in a show presented by Abode Gallery of Stockholm, Wis., March 8-31.
Local artists whose works will be in the show include Tom Maakestad of Marine on St. Croix and Mimi Exon of Stillwater.
The gallery includes a collection of work celebrating wine, food and the beauty of the “Great River.”
The “Art on the Vine” exhibition will take place at Villa Bellezza Winery, 1420 Third St., Pepin, Wis., from March 8-31, 2014, with the opening reception taking place on Saturday, March 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. The free event is open to the public. More than 20 local and regional artist works have been selected, with almost 40 pieces on display and available for purchase.
This juried show consists of one-of-a-kind works in oil, watercolor, pastel, wood, ceramic and multimedia. Select artists will be honored at the opening gala, with recognition and awards presented including Vintner’s Choice, Curator’s Choice and People’s Choice. The evening will also include live painting, music from Twin Cities group Doo Da Day, artist meet and greet, and food samplings and wine tastings from the award winning Villa Bellezza Winery.