First Friday of each month 10:30-11:30am at Lyngblomsten (Newman-Benson Chapel)
FREE. No registration required.
June 1st Artist: Bettye Olson “In Love with my Art”
“Nature is full of energy. I transfer energy into my brush strokes. I connect with that energy and put it into painting.”—Bettye Olson
Bettye Olson is counted among the most influential Minnesota artists of the twentieth century. An Abstract Expressionist, she shaped the landscape of Minnesota’s art scene as a working artist and a teacher. Born in 1923, Bettye’s long and extraordinary career—she is still painting today—began in Taos, New Mexico, in 1946, where she trained with modern artists who were changing the course of artistic expression. Bettye was in a unique position to be influenced by art movements as they were occurring. Returning home to Minneapolis, she continued her studies at the University of Minnesota, where she accepted a faculty position. Working alongside such storied artists as Josephine Lutz Rollins, Eleanor and Walter Quirt, Clement Haupers, and Cameron Booth, she developed a style that has been compared to both Van Gogh and Emily Carr.
Bettye will talk about how she learned what she loved, found her own language/style and share some highlights from her long life in painting with show slides and a few actual paintings too.
Book about Bettye titled Persistence of Vision- The Art of Bettye Olson
-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten)
1415 Almond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108