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‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ brings fresh air to downtown Bismarck

Experience a breath of fresh air by visiting the new “Come Rain or Come Shine” exhibit at The

Capital Gallery in downtown Bismarck during April and May.

Come Rain or Come Shine exhibit
Come Rain or Come Shine exhibit will run from April through May.

Deb Jaeger, who coordinates donor and artist development for The Capital Gallery, says the exhibit’s theme has a dual meaning. “After the long winter we’ve had, we’ve all been so anxious for spring to arrive,” she said. “With ‘Come Rain or Come Shine,’ we’re celebrating the arrival of spring with the wonderful, vibrant pieces we have on display.”

Watercolor by Zhimin Guan
Watercolor by Zhimin Guan

The exhibit showcases watercolor paintings (the “rain”) and copper art (the “shine”). Providing the fresh colors are watercolorists Zhimin Guan, special guest artist; Bismarck artists Alicia Leingang, Shelley Larson, Nicole Gagner, and Claire Wiseman; and Fargo artist Ellen Jean Diederich. The copper art on display is the polished work of Patrick Shannon of Vergas, MN.

Guan, professor of art at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has received many awards for his work in the United States and his native China, and his paintings have been displayed and published widely in both countries. Guan also conducts painting workshops around the U.S.

Custom woodwork pieces by Tim Tello and Randy Miller, both of Bismarck, are also displayed.

The exhibit is sponsored by Starion Bank and

open through May. The Capital Gallery is open to the public at no cost, and all art pieces are for sale.

The Capital Gallery is a fine art gallery in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota, with the mission, Celebrating Art, History, and Culture. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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