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Local artist has exhibit of his watercolors

St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Denmark Township will host an exhibition of a Prescott artist's paintings from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 and 30, and April 5, 6, 12 and 13.

The paintings will be for sale throughout the exhibition, and a percentage of the artist's fee will be donated to the church.

Jim Wallace's watercolors convey a passion for the varied landscapes of rural Minnesota and Wisconsin. His works capture landscapes very much out of the fast lane. The scenes he's captured portray a period of time just before they're swept into the net of a creeping metropolitan area.

The depictions are not meant to be nostalgic, rather to connect us to a rural Minnesota/Wisconsin past.

Wallace was a teacher, director and set designer at Oklahoma State University and Normandale Community College in Minnesota. He also acted and directed in professional and community theaters in the Twin Cities.

After retiring in 1985, Wallace and his wife, Linda, designed and built their dream home south of Prescott. It was this project that gave Wallace a renewed interest in painting and design and led him to pursue a dream that lay dormant for many years, watercolor painting.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is located a half mile south of Afton State Park, or six miles north of Highway 10 on St. Croix Trail.

For more information, contact Maureen Otwell at 715-262-4134 or mcotwell