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January 12-February 24: Ian Hanson & Julie Fakler

2018’s first exhibit in the ArtWorks Center Second Floor Gallery is all about seeing everyday sights in new ways. 

Julie Fakler’s exhibit is farm animal portraits, work that was funded by a 2017 grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council. A Faribault residents, Fakler has been painting “as long as she can remember.” Julie works in acrylic on hard board and says “I simply enjoy the movement of the paint and then of course the end product.”

Fakler’s vibrant pet and domestic animal paintings have received grant funding from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council in 2011 and 2014. Some of her favorite subjects are cats.

Fakler works in the arts as director of operations at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. She holds a BFA in painting and drawing from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).

Ian Hanson is exhibiting photography including photos from a trip to Tanzania in 2017. As an artist, he is a curious observer, rather than a creator, of images and is drawn to textures, discarded items and “people in their elements.”

A native of Grand Meadow, Minnesota Hanson began shooting pics for his high school yearbook. A semester abroad in Brisbane, Australia in college led Hanson to devote his career to photography.

Hanson’s work has been available on greeting cards in the ArtWorks Center retail area for a couple of years and his fans often note his unique humor.

Hanson says, “My hope is to take viewers on a journey, to bring them closer to places they have never been and make it real. Physical distance allows us to forget just how close we are to everyone and everything else on the planet...while we may live very differently, we are more alike than we realize."

Upcoming in 2018

March 2-April 14: Cedar Valley Services & Austin Youth Show

April 20-June 16: Tim Rietz & Cedar River Watershed District