The Hutchinson Center for the Arts is now featuring the paintings of Minneapolis artist Alison Price. The work will be on display until the second week in February. Meet Alison Friday, Jan. 27 during the center’s next Open Mic Night.
Alison Price has been an artist as long as she can remember. Early artistic endeavors involved melting crayons on warm lightbulbs, dripping food coloring on the family’s supply of tissue, and plucking interesting patterns on her Mom’s prized chenille bedspread. The family survived these creative forays, and actually encouraged more! Alison is always looking for intriguing uses of color and light and how it relates to human emotion. The muse often strikes near any body of water, and winter does not hinder her quest. Alison tents and sketches on the shores of Lake Superior year round, as she finds its mercurial temperament a constant source of inspiration. Her art is the combination of all her passions: travel, light, color, the environment, meeting and befriending new people worldwide, Alison believes “it is our similarities which make us comfortable, and our differences that make us interesting”. This belief about human connections is readily apparent in her work. Alison holds a BA degree in Studio Art from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and is in pursuit of her MFA. She recently returned from an artist residency in New Mexico, where the exquisite light of the southwest further inspires her work.