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Emerging Artist in Grand Rapids, MN

First off this project would not be possible if it weren’t for the voters of Minnesota, The Minnesota State Arts Board and The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (provided through MacRostie Art Center). Since receiving funding through MacRostie Art Center, he was able to have a pop-up gallery in Old Central School for emerging artist in our community. The display room will be open until December 2020. This months emerging artists is Seth Larson.

Meet Seth Larson

Seth grew up in Grand Rapids, MN for most of his life. He began drawing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since. He knew his love for art was so strong that he wanted to perused a career in graphic design. After he graduated from Itasca Community College, he transferred to Bemidji State where he explored other art forms. In addition, he has a love for abstract art, painting, ink and photography.

In Seth’s first semester of college, in his first drawing class he was first introduced to willow charcoal. All of Seth’s current gallery pieces are made with this charcoal. He describes the use of it as, it layers so nice to fade colors from light to dark. His art is in black and white and others in colors. The question was asked, what is your favorite piece and Seth’s response was he does not have a favorite, “All equal amount of work and appreciation for all of my pieces”.

About the Gallery

The gallery is titled The View of Perception. This mission of the gallery is to challenge the eye of the beholder. The artwork is supposed to raise questions to the viewer. The answer is how you as the viewer perceive  it and how the art affects you personally.

Epicene Model Red/Green Complimentary

Epicene Model Greyscale #5

Epicene Model Orange/Blue Complimentary

Epicene Model Greyscale #3

Location & Hours

The emerging artist’s gallery is in room 109 in the Old Central School. Seth’s gallery can be viewed Thursday-Sunday from 10-6. Stop in and check out his gallery View of Perception.¬†¬†To learn more about Seth and his gallery check out the MacRosties Art Center website. His artwork can also be purchased!

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