Ron Merchant
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2008 Archive: events, exhibitions, awards

2008 juried exhibits include:

       12th Annual Extremely Minnesota Exhibition, November, 2008                  Special Merit Award, "Lake Series: Swans I"
       Minnesota Artists Assn Show, Robbinsdale, MN. April, 2008                        Award of Excellence  "Street Walkers"
       Whiz Bang Show, Robbinsdale, MN July, 2008                                           Best of Show, "Lone Pole"

Ongoing exhibits include:
       Meet Minneapolis, Minneapolis Convention Assn Board Room, Minneapolis, MN
       Red Wing Framing Gallery, Red Wing, MN.
       Minneapolis City Coordinator Office, City Hall, Minneapolis, MN.
       Dorsey - Hovde ArtDesign, Wayzata, MN  
       Promise Gallery, Roseville, MN
       Art Partners, Eden Prairie, MN
Other events
Demonstration Schedule:

Thursday, August 21,   10 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22,        10 - 2:00 p.m.
The Fine Arts Building is located on the
corner of Randall Avenue and Cosgrove
Street in the N.E. corner of the fair grounds.

Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
Fine Arts Building
Macalester College
 2008 - 2009 Art Exhibit and Lecture Series
                      (on display through August, 2009)
Macalester College
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Art is a slippery word. Is it the work created or the act of creating? Is it the
experience of watching the creation of the work or the impact (emotional,
intellectual or physical) of the work on you?

I don't have the answers, but while I pursue them, I still come up with
more questions.

Here are some of the things that happen when I try to figure out "art".
What is art?
Back to Work, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Ron was selected to demonstrate his
approach to creating art in the Fine Arts
Building at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair.

Thanks to all of you who stopped in to be a
part of this "first ever" free interactive
multimedia event.