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July 10, 2019, Wednesday - Hewing x Kolman Pryor Gallery Artist Exhibit: Mary Nagel Klein

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: Hewing Hotel, 300 Washington Avenue N

Hewing x Kolman Pryor Gallery Artist Exhibit: Mary Nagel Klein

Join us Wednesday, July 10th from 6-8pm for an artist reception celebrating the work of Hewing's newest featured artist, Mary Nagel Klein. Hewing Hotel is proud to partner with Kolman & Pryor Gallery to feature new local artists each season.

Klein's exhibition includes over 20 paintings, opening on June 18 and running through August 18. This free catered reception is open to the public. It includes a cash bar and an artist led tour of the exhibit at 7:00 p.m. The work will be available for purchase until the exhibition closes.

Klein’s work is representational and impressionist, and invites contemplation. “There’s nearly nothing man-made depicted in the paintings in order to create a sense of being alone in nature,” she says. “The people in my paintings are the viewers looking at the artwork.”

Anita Sue Kolman, the gallery’s co-owner and curator of the Hewing exhibitions, sought out Klein because of the soft materiality, shifting light, and evocative color woven into her paintings. “Mary finds inspiration in what some might consider everyday scenes, in parks, arboretums, and areas outside of the cities,” Kolman says, “but her landscapes evoke a powerful sense of wonder. Viewers will find in her work an invitation to reflect and feel refreshed by her vision.”

Born and raised in Wisconsin, and now living in Minnesota, Klein paints natural areas throughout the state. Many of the pieces in the show were done plein air. “The experience of creating art in nature is absolutely exhilarating,” she says. “It’s a challenge to keep up with the shadow and bugs and weather, while capturing extraordinary beauty. Combining it all into a two-dimensional depiction, using every sense including the element of time, is an incomparable experience.”

Klein’s work will be on view throughout the Hewing’s first-floor spaces, including the lobby and dining room; in small private-event rooms; in the 6th floor bar; and on the lower-level of the hotel.