press: back to basics

Back to Basics: Artist Uses Stream of Consciousness to Create Latest Pieces Written by Wade Rupard/Photograph by Logan Werlinger March 13 2015 When many go to art galleries, they search for deep meaning and emotion in what they’re viewing. But Carly Swenson’s newest show at the Third Street Gallery isn’t about preconceived ideas or a larger…

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exhibition: acknowledged or not

Artist Statement: This is a unique body of work, as it exemplifies the recent shifts in my artistic style. My previous works focused primarily on issues regarding gender inequality and social justice. The mixed media works included in this exhibition, contain similar techniques and visual elements I have developed over the years, with a revised…

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living sage: february featured artist

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am starting to have more opportunities to show my work in Grand Forks, including the recent Selfie group exhibition at the Third Street Gallery.  This month, I am the featured artist at the Living Sage Home Boutique. I met the owner, last summer when I was placed…

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selfie: a group show

This past Thursday, I attended the art opening to my first group exhibition here in Grand Forks.  As I mentioned in my previous post about the development of the piece I created for this show, the theme/title was Selfie.  I have attended several opening at the Third Street Gallery since we moved to Grand Forks,…

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naked carly art local goodness

When my husband and I first moved to Grand Forks, I forced myself out of my comfort zone, and applied to any community art event/exhibition for which my work was suitable.  I donated several pieces to charity auctions.  I was also elated to take part in Grand Fork’s annual The Art of Giving charity art…

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art workshop: seven social sins

I intended to write about this almost a year ago now.  The museum’s community art education department also hosted their usual youth art workshops thematically related to their current exhibitions.  At that time, it was my Seven Social Sins exhibition, on display at the Angra Museum from February 23-June 9 of 2013.  However, life happened, and while I…

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