Thu, Dec 09|
There's nothing better than giving handmade gifts! Check out these North Dakota makers!
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Oakes, 510 Main Ave, Oakes, ND 58474, USA
About the Event
We are hosting an open house to showcase the amazing handmade products from several North Dakota artists/makers. Shelley Larson is our featured artist at Growing Small Towns and she'll be selling her beautiful watercolor paintings. You can also browse handmade pottery, additional artwork, and homemade baked goods, including lefse and breads.
Shelley's landscapes express the values she has for nature and conservation. Being outdoors gives her a sense of peace and fills her heart with joy. She likes to let the landscape inspire her—moody blues and bright whites highlight a barren
winterscape; vibrant pink shouts out on a desert cacti’s yearly bloom; tawny yellow captures the prairie grasses, brittle from a dry summer.
Many of the scenes in Shelley's art are influenced by the places where she divides her time: the North Dakota prairie and the Arizona desert. The lake provides yet another beautiful array of colors and anyone who knows her can attest that she is crazy about waterskiing! She loves working with watercolors and pastels and using loose brushstrokes. These
mediums help her capture the bold colors and wild energy of nature.
Shelley sees art reflected in so many aspects of her life.
Our second artist is Genny Welder, also from Bismarck. Genny uses a variety of mediums and styles to captive a sense of peace and tranquility found in nature.
Our feature ceramist is Brenda Molinaro of Molinaro Arts. She's been working with clay for several years and her sculptures and pottery are sold at Capital Gallery in Bismarck. She and her husband, Greg, love to share the art of Raku firing in workshops around the Bismarck area. They also have 4 awesome grandkids! All of Brenda's pottery is food, dishwasher, and microwave-safe.
Finally, our baking artisan is Cheryll Borg of Borg's Bake Shop in Valley City. The shop features three generations in the kitchen, resulting in some of the region's best baked goods! They'll have some gluten-free as well!