ST. PAUL (July 1, 2012) — Local artist Kari Wagner will be bringing her art to Landmark Center in July. Kari’s work will be displayed in the North Gallery of Landmark Center, Downtown St. Paul. The exhibit will be open July 5-29, Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 to 3 pm.
Based in the Twin Cities, Kari Wagner is known for her paintings of landscapes and seascapes, but, most of all for her wonderful flowers. Because of her cerebral palsy, she is non-verbal and unable to hold a paint brush in her hand. Instead, Kari creates her unique artwork through the use of an adaptive headgear that holds her paint brush. Her head movements then dictate her brushstrokes.
Kari expressed an interest in art as a very young child, coloring for hours. With the assistance of art therapists, Kari has explored a variety of art mediums, from ceramics to painting, as a means of expressing her feelings and her faith. Today, she especially enjoys painting using watercolor or acrylic paints. Kari’s artwork has been featured in art shows, on holiday greeting cards, on wedding invitations and on the walls of homes and offices of family and friends.
Landmark Center hosted Kari’s opening reception on Sunday, July 1 with over 150 guests. Reception attendees were able to meet Kari and her family, enjoy live music from the Vic Tedesco Trio, listen to Kari give a special presentation about her art and preview the exhibit before it opens to the public on July 5.
If you would like an opportunity to meet the artist, Kari will be at Landmark Center on July 6, 7, 8, & 21 from 12 to 3 pm. Kari is so excited to share her art with the community through her Expressions of Faith exhibit at Landmark Center during the month of July 2012. To find out more about Kari’s work, visit: http://www.kariwagner-artwork.com/.
Visit www.landmarkcenter.org/kari.html for more information.
Landmark Center, owned and sponsored by Ramsey County, is located in downtown St. Paul at 75 West 5th Street, facing Rice Park, next to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The Saint Paul Hotel. Landmark Center is accessible to those with impaired mobility. Parking is available on street and in nearby Macy’s, Lawson, Science Museum and RiverCentre Ramps.