“Across a Meadow,” a retrospective show of landscape paintings by Hiawatha neighborhood resident Marie Thielen will show at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant (3009 27th Ave. S.) beginning on Oct.1 with an opening reception scheduled from 4-8pm on Oct. 11.
Thielen is both painter and photographer and has lived in South Minneapolis for the past 27 years. Nature is her inspiration. “The beauty and order in the natural world bring delight and surprise, with seasonal changes providing a long view. Painting my impressions of what I observe has always calmed my spirit and supported my basic optimism in life,” she said.
Just over a year ago Gandhi Mahal initiated “art on the walls,” making the wall space in the meeting room available for community artists to display their work.
This is Thielen’s second show in this space. In February her series of small paintings entitled “Simply There” filled the south wall. The October show will feature much larger works and inaugurate the new expansion and stairway to the hydroponic garden.
The public is invited to view the art during restaurant hours, 11:30am- 3pm for lunch and from 5-10pm for dinner. The Community room gallery is accessible through the restaurant.
For the opening reception on October 11, the Community room outside door will be open.