Thursday, June 7th 2-6pm
Watercolor and pastel have long individual histories in visual art as media favored by artists to work through ideas with color in a more immediate/direct manner than oil, fresco, encaustic, egg tempera, and, more recently, acrylic media usually allow. Carl will review some of the individual characteristics of the two and then we will focus on the wonderful textural and expressive potential that they have when used together.
Carl Oltvedt has recently relocated to Minneapolis following his retirement from teaching at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, where he was a Professor in the School of Visual Arts for thirty-two years. During that time, he was the head of the Drawing program and also taught painting and watercolor courses. He has been a visiting artist at regional schools, as well as at the Glasgow School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Scotland. He is currently represented by Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, where he has been exhibiting his work since 1978, and, more recently, Underbrush Gallery in Fargo, ND. Previously, he has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. Additionally, his work is included in numerous public, corporate and private collections including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Historical Society, the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Rourke Art Museum, and the Plains Art Museum. He received Minnesota State Arts Board awards in 1991 and 2014, and a Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship in 2002.
Artist website: www.carloltvedt.com