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Sculpture exhibit ends Sunday

"Song of the Flying Dutchman", by Kyle Fokken, Mixed Media- found 3/4 scale cello, wood, steel, acrylic and fabric, left; "Aqua Silver Glass Torso", by Doug Holtquist, Cast glass, right.

An exhibition of work by members of the Society of Minnesota Sculptors will be on view through April 1 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. A closing reception, which is free and open to the public and where artists will be present, will be held on Sunday, April 1, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sculpture in the show ranges from small tabletop pieces to large free-standing constructions. Various media are represented, including bronze, stone, fabricated metal, metal casting, ceramic, glass, and wood. Ruth Misenko, owner of Seasons on St. Croix Gallery, and Margaret Welshons, coordinator of the Healing Arts Program at Hudson Hospital, juried the exhibition. They will attend the closing reception to present awards for the top sculptures.

The Society of Minnesota Sculptors was founded in 1943 by a group of prominent art educators in Minneapolis. Since then, it has grown to nearly 100 members throughout the state. The Society's mission is to encourage and help member sculptors do their best work, achieve recognition, and feel gratification from what they create. The Society's website is

Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.

For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.

Kyle Fokken, "Song of the Flying Dutchman", Mixed Media- found 3/4 scale cello, wood, steel, acrylic and fabric.