MY ART, MY VOICE
Please join your freethinking friends on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of several chairs by local artist Kris B. Nelson. She is a retired art educator, curator at the Encore Performing Art Center and Gallery in Cloquet, and a board member of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council in Duluth. After 35 years of teaching K-12 in the public schools, she started her business ChairsByKris. She is now a full time artist painting approximately 30 chairs a year in order to reach her goal of 1,000 chairs before she is 100. Her work can be found in local galleries and businesses. Many of her pieces feature nature or still life, but the “guts” of her work lies in her Social Commentary Chairs. Join us as she shows 33 slides of her “soul” work and describes the impetus to each one. Her subjects range from the Ten Commandments to the Death Penalty to the Environment and many more.