West of the Rookery James Wilcox Dimmers



7 Minnesota/Wisconsin Artists Group Exhibit
2 weeks only • See and enjoy!
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5 & Sunday 12 to 5 

James Dimmers • Lisa Elias • Ruth Oseid Johnson • Angie Malin • Mary Jo Van Dell • Kerry Brooks • Jeanne Long
“Art is a reflection of the moment and viewing it helps us appreciate life, here and now. We invite you to come to Afton and see a wonderful collection, as we transform our business into a gallery space for an extraordinary two week exhibit.”
Lisa Elias metal work and Kerry Brooks ceramic art
Minnesota Wisconsin artists at Squire House Spring Art Show
Squire House Gardens will offer a group exhibition of Minnesota/Wisconsin artists whose work is inspired by graceful interpretation of the living world. This year’s annual spring show, titled ‘Reflection’ will run from March 16 through March 31.

The public is invited to attend an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, featuring complimentary beverages, appetizers and an opportunity to meet the artists. Artwork on view and for sale March 16-31. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 5.

Paintings, metal works and art pottery pieces ranging in size from small to large will be available for purchase.
“We are delighted to assemble the work of these talented creators.” said owner Martin Stern. “Art is a reflection of the moment and viewing it helps us appreciate life, here and now. We invite you to come to Afton and see a wonderful collection, as we transform our business into a gallery space for an extraordinary two week exhibit.”

Participating artists include:
James Wilcox Dimmers, acrylic paintings, Osceola, Wisconsin. Dimmers is considered one of the foremost painters of the St. Croix River Valley. Movement, dynamic color and composition engage the viewer. Dimmers paintings are included in major corporate and private collections across the U.S., Europe and Canada.
Lisa Elias, metal work, Minneapolis, Minnesota : Elias is an Artist/Blacksmith from N.E. Minneapolis where she has had studio for more than 20 years, producing works of public and private art and collaborating with designers and engineers.
Ruth Oseid Johnson, oil, Minneapolis: Returning to her Minnesota roots as a painter and printmaker, Johnson’s work focuses on the effects of light in interior settings and landscapes along with the subtle interactions between people and their environments.
Angie Malin, oil, Stillwater: A midwest resident her entire life, Malin’s work reflects an appreciation for the changing landscape from season to season.  As a Plein air painter, she records the sense of change throughout the year.
Mary Jo Van Dell, oil, Marine on St. Croix: Van Dell has devoted her life to mastering her artistic vision onto the oil painter’s canvas. She finds inspiration in the wilderness of northern Minnesota and beyond, and her uncluttered and quiet work has gained her a strong following, including pieces in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Park System.
Kerry Brooks, ceramics, Minneapolis: Brooks is owner/founder of DOCK 6 Pottery, producers of nationally distributed tableware and ceramic art objects.  She will display her colorful and whimsical garden totems at this year's show.
Jeanne Long, watercolors, Minneapolis: Long will be bringing a new selection of her popular 'Mini''s and 8 x 10 unframed, matted pieces. Her work features local scenes, landscape and floral vignettes, and beautifully painted birds, bees and butterflies.

New in the Nursery Plant Talk April 6
Saturday, April 6 
1 p.m. session is FULL
3 p.m. session is FULL


Get excited about gardening! Join host Martin Stern at this popular preview of favorite plants available soon in at Squire House. Plant lists are provided to attendees. Squire House seeks to provide the very best local and regional plant offerings in our plant nursery, and we are looking forward to another great season.

FREE winter garden talks are hosted by Squire House owner, designer and plants-person Martin Stern. Learn more about gardening at our fun, relaxing visual presentations that take place in the back room of our 1870s historic home on Afton’s main street - 3390 St. Croix Trail South, Afton MN 55001. Two afternoon sessions are offered at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m,, each are approximately 1 hour long. Complimentary tea served. Garden Talk is free, but reservations are required.  'New in the Nursery' concludes our 2019 Garden Talks.

Open in winter
Looking forward to another great season
In our shop and gardens in Afton, Minnesota,

Hope to see you, soon in our plant nursery~

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