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“A” is for ART, “A” is for AMBERG

June 2021 | The Cultural Centre | Found Object Sculptures and Two-Dimensional Art

Pat, Jason and Landon Amberg brought a new layer of art and culture to the Cultural Centre in June. Pat taught his love for building sculptures from found objects to his sons, and together they captured the attention of an entirely new audience. We hope their love for picking up what has been discarded and giving it new life continues as many of us are already missing this exhibition. Complimenting the “spare part” sculptures are the two-dimensional works of Gage Amberg. This up and coming artist has tackled the challenge of capturing portrait art and the detail in his still life music piece is incredible.

We hope you’ll enjoy this stunner of an exhibition and we would like to extend our deepest gratitude on behalf of our regional community for wiping the dust off your sculptures and sharing them with us.


Featured Work


Krstyl Louwagie - March 2021

Cartooning. Influenced from early childhood by illustrated fairy tale books, super-hero comics and animated cartoons. She is the marketing coordinator for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Jim and Trisch Beilke - April 2021

Basketry and wooden boats. Working with natural materials such as feathers, antlers, seegrass, jute and wood this exhibition is a feast for those who have a love for natural materials.

Don Sherman - May 2021

Papermaking. A Southwest Minnesota State University adjunct professor and retired photographer using native and invasive plants sometimes blended with commercially produced fibers.

Pat Amberg and Sons - June 2021

Sculpture. A kick off to the Island Day's celebration emphasizes the importance of family and the relationship between fathers and sons.

Jim Brooks - July 2021

Woodworking. This exhibition will also include a woodturning workshop on the green space of the Cultural Centre.

McKenna Lilja - August 2021

Mixed media. An exhibition filled with oil paint, pastels, found objects and textiles that turns the mundane into extrodinary.

Nan Karr Kaufenberg - September 2021

Linoleum block prints. An award winning artist with a distinct style unlike many other styles of painting and imagery.

Dona Larkin - October 2021

Paint. Another award winning, national/world renowned artist who works as a freelancer for commissioned original art work.

Sheila Jacobs - November 2021

Pottery, paint. Known for her stain glass creations, watercolor and most recently pottery, she is lauded as a home-grown artist and conservationist with deep respect from our state-wide community.


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