Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts 2014

   It's hard to believe that The Minnesota State Fair is almost upon us again. Of course that also means that the Fine Arts Exhibit had its preview night yesterday. A shower cleaned the sidewalks but despite a few gloomy patrons, it did not dampen the previewers' enthusiasm:



   The usual mix of genres and quality was present, but this year seemed to have an abundance of paintings done in late 40s/early 50s styles.

   Lief Peterson's White Nude:



   Patrica Bronstein's mixed media work Mystery Entrance:



   Jan Spencer De Gutierrez's Encaustic study Series 12 Number 6:




   There were even some large format film-based photographic prints, including Sue Tschida's Joe Boxer:



The Kiwanis Malt Stand was open to refresh patrons, including Nicole Houff, Barbie Photographer Extraordinaire:



   The walk back to the car always has various tableaux of workers preparing the stands for the twelve days of the fair:




By Professor Batty



7 Comments:

Anonymous Nicole said...

What a great time!!! Of course, the highlight was seeing one of my favorite fellas ;) I think the paintings caught my attention quite a bit as well...


Blogger Jono said...

Has there ever been any deep fried art on a stick? I may have to go to the fair again one of these years.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

I might miss the fair this year, I need a break (although it is the best or people watching)…


Blogger Mark Peterson said...

Glad to see you're still documenting all this.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

You were featured in last years post…

http://flippistarchives.blogspot.com/2013/08/2013-minnesota-state-fair-fine-arts.html


Blogger Mark Peterson said...

I was indeed, and thanks much for that!

don't know how to get you my photo of the man with his polka-lele, but it's in this Flickr Album, taken during the Twin Cities Polish Festival a few weeks ago.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_allan/14994667242/in/photostream/


Blogger Professor Batty said...

That is really outré!