Art Gallery Exhibitions

The Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery showcases local artists whose work captures the spirit of the Lake Superior region.

Upcoming Exhibit

We are Water Multimedia Paintings by Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair Sommer

Opening reception: Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We Are Water will be on display from September 13 to January 8.

Minnesota’s wide variety of waters help tell the story how water’s interconnectivity echoes the human experience in a new multimedia art exhibit on display this fall at Great Lakes Aquarium. We Are Water features the work of two award-winning artists. It includes soft pastel paintings by Michelle Wegler and oil paintings by Cheryl LeClair-Sommer.

Both artists grew up on the Great Lakes and have chosen to live in Minnesota as adults. They draw inspiration from the region’s beauty and access to water and nature. That love of the land shows through in their paintings. The differing perceptions on the same theme utilize two different mediums to enhance the concept that we are all water.  Poems and inspirational quotes incorporated into the exhibit reinforce the interconnections between humans and water.

Current & Past Exhibitions

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