The autumn season along the North Shore is filled with beauty—and beautiful art! Enjoy the fall colors and meet our featured artists during the 2023 Art Along the Lake studio tour. We’ve got three painters in our gallery with fresh, new art for your viewing pleasure—it’s a great time to meet the artists and get acquainted with their work. Art Along the Lake runs Friday, September 22 through Sunday, October 1, 2023—and don’t miss the artist receptions!
— On Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 1-3pm, enjoy an artist reception and show by Lori Franklin at Sivertson Gallery.
“Time has sharpened my observations skills to the point that hearing nature’s stories and telling them on canvas is my full-time job,” says artist Lori Franklin. Lori has worked in mixed media, collage, jewelry, and textiles, but now exclusively focuses on her painting. When she’s not directly observing wildlife in their native habitat, Lori is imagining scenes and stories from the critters’ daily lives—capturing them on her canvas, creating color-bursting, heart-expanding paintings. Lori is based in Duluth, Minnesota.
— On Friday, September 29, 2023, from 1-3pm, enjoy an artist reception and show by Dave Gilsvik at Sivertson Gallery.
Dave Gilsvik lives in Two Harbors, Minnesota and paints from his nearby studio, creating landscapes with a free-flowing style infused with emotion and color. He studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of New Mexico, and Yale University’s prestigious summer program. “The world of nature has always been my world of choice. My method is to simply observe nature and pay attention, both to the nature in front of me and the nature inside of me.”
— On Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 1-4pm, enjoy an artist reception, show, and painting demonstration by Jeff Boutin at Sivertson Gallery.
Growing up in Milaca, Minnesota, Jeff Boutin made art as a youthful diversion from his epilepsy. After illustrating comic books, custom painting cars, and eventually milling carpets and rugs, Jeff turned to painting full time when he sold his business in 2003. He loves the discovery of forging his own way through his art: “I want my paintings to reflect great power and emotional intensity, yet show a simple happiness.” Jeff hopes that you enjoy his artwork as much as he enjoys creating it.
Visit Sivertson Gallery during our regular gallery hours (10am-5:30pm daily, CST) from Friday, September 22 through Sunday, October 1, 2023, to view our shows featuring artists Lori Franklin, Dave Gilsvik, and Jeff Boutin. Art Along the Lake will run on these dates:
For complete Fall Tour studio listings along the North Shore, visit the event webpage. When you seek your Lake Superior fall color fix this year, stop at studios along the way!
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