Featured Art


An exhibition of paintings by Carolyn Olson continues through March 2016.


Carolyn Olson is a professional artist and licensed K-12 public school art teacher. As a narrative artist, her work reflects family life, work and the civic and cultural life around her.  Over the years her 2-dimensional work has explored gouache and oil paint, pastel, and silkscreen. 3-dimensional figurative work has been completed out of iron and wood. As an art teacher, her job is to assist students to create art about their lives.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.


For the month of February, we’re proud to offer a show from a deeply talented local artist!


ARTIST STATEMENT by Sue Rauschenfels

I’ve admired watercolor and all free flowing visual art mediums for many years particularly work capturing the beauty of nature. I enjoy telling a story when I paint– and drawn to figurative and whimsical styles. Incorporating mixed media with watercolor adds texture and interest plus allows me the freedom to play. I’ve studied sketching/drawing and watercolor with various local artists i.e. Wendy Rouse, Edna Blanchard, Mary Beth Downs, and have attended several workshops locally and regionally. As a retiree of UMD Continuing Education, I am grateful and feel very blessed to be able to spend time every day doing something creative.

If you would like to purchase a piece or have questions, please call or email me. 218-391-4385 or srauschenfels@live.com