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“People, Places and Things” Paintings by Christine Tierney and Michele Combs

  • October 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - December 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
  • Lanesboro Arts Gallery

Visit the Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery to take in a joint exhibition of gorgeous oil paintings. “People, Places and Things” brings the work of Christine Tierney and Michele Combs together in the final exhibition of 2023. This exhibit is open from October 21st to December 23rd.

Christine Tierney and Michele Combs share a passion for painting beautiful expressions of the world around them. While they were both classically trained in the tradition of the Old Masters, they have each forged their own individual paths in the art world. Some of their paintings are done outdoors in the elements, where mother nature calls the shots, and some are painted in the comfort of their studios, with controlled temperature and lighting. Like handwriting, the artistic expression created when wielding a paintbrush will always carry the personal touch of the one that created it. Their works exhibited together complement each other and provide the viewer with two unique interpretations of People, Places and Things.

Michele Combs lives in Minneapolis. She attended the University of MN for a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. Art is something that she was always drawn to, now considering herself a professional painter. Her training included traditional realism instruction at the Minnesota River School of Fine Art and workshops with talented painting instructors.

After a long career in advertising, Christine Tierney returned to her heart’s desire and studied classical painting in the methods of the old masters. She can often be found painting in her studio in St. Paul, and  also ventures outside to paint plein air. The majority of her paintings are created in oil or pastel.

An artist reception opens the show on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 to 8:00, featuring refreshments and live jazz by Dave O’Mara and friends.

This exhibition is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Oil painting by Christine Tierney.

Oil painting by Michele Combs.

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