|Jon Olson will exhibit at Third Street Gallery|
On Thursday, June 1, from 7 – 9 pm, the Third Street Gallery will host a public exhibition opening reception for painter Jon Olson, which is free and open to the public. Olson will be giving a gallery talk at 6:30 for members. Membership can be purchased online at www.thethirdstreetgallery.com or at the gallery and are $10 for students and $225 for an individual. Household and business memberships are also available. Wine and appetizers will be served.
Jon Patrick Olson is a graduate of UND, where he received his MFA in 2001. He resides in Minot, where he is a professor at Minot State University. Olson’s work has been part of an ongoing traveling exhibition “Celebrating Explorers: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition’s Bicentennial” contracted through North Dakota Art Galleries Association. This exhibit has traveled across North Dakota, and much of Montana since 2003. Olson has also had many works featured in the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Auctions. He will donate a painting to the Third Street Gallery Silent Auction Fundraiser on July 27.
In his painting, Olson uses the paint and image to create a sense of emotion. It is his intention that the viewer take their own meaning from the work, interpreting from the paintings a part of himself. Olson feels that “the best paintings are, after all, a pattern of one's nervous system being projected onto a canvas/surface.”
The exhibition is sponsored in part by Alerus Financal. Third Street Gallery is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem and Amy Lyste. There is no admission charge but a $2 donation is suggested for adults and change from children. It is located at 28 Third Street South, Grand Forks. For more information call 701 775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.
-- Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem, Curator, Third St. Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-5055