To Make a Prairie by Susan Brekke
Join us for a reception of Susan Brekke’s works, “To Make a Prairie” in the upper gallery of the Taube Museum of Art.
Susan Brekke, a Minot native, is known for creating what is important to her. She uses paint and clay to help her express the joy she feels when she sees the first flowers of spring blooming. She infuses her paintings and hand-built ceramics with emotion, so it is more than just a colorful canvas or a bright bowl; she wants her artwork to be a testament to the best, most beautiful things this world has to offer.
Through her paintings, Susan brings the outside in. She strives to create an immersive, emotional experience. According to Brekke, “Real life has texture and dimension and emotion!” She paints on large canvases to suggest the immersive, emotional experience you feel when squinting at an electric sunset or opening the curtains on a gentle snowfall. Susan works with acrylics when painting and a variety of tools including her own fingers and hands to capture movement and life. Although an added dimension, her approach to ceramics is identical to that of painting. Her hand-built ceramics are expressive and colorful.
Free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.