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Artist reception for Sarah McRae at Watermark


BEMIDJI, MN – Watermark Art Center will host an artist reception on Thursday, July 26, 5-7 p.m., for their most recent installation, Bagakaande - It is brightly colored. This joint show features the work of painters Sarah McRae and DG House. McRae will be available during the reception to visit with attendees and discuss her work.

"We are very excited to showcase these talented artists and bring their work to our community," said Karen E. Goulet, Miikanan Gallery program director. "These women share a distinct use of bold color and this exhibit is a vibrant intersection of work that reflects on their memories and connections to our woodlands."

Sarah McRae (Red Lake Nation) is an emerging artist who grew up in Minnesota. She received her BA in Art Education from Concordia College in Moorhead and her MFA in graphics from UW-Madison. Her artwork references traditional Ojibwe floral aesthetic in delicate and complex arrangements of elements and design. There is an ephemeral quality to her work that remembers traditional patterns in new ways that vibrate with life and possibility. McRae currently lives in Madison, WI, where she has been an art teacher at Velma Hamilton Middle School since 1996.

DG House (Cherokee Tribe of NE Alabama) has lasting memories of an earlier time spent in Minnesota's northern wilderness. She now resides in Montana living along the Gallatin River. A prolific artist, she has received numerous honors and awards, has exhibited around the country and is currently the guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Watermark Art Center is a nonprofit organization located at 505 Bemidji Ave N and is open 7 days/week. Admission is free.


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