Ron Woolever & Kathy Comstock - The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is happy to announce Pics and Pottery, an exhibit of Ron Woolever's photography and Kathy Comstock's ceramics. Showcased in our East Grand Forks gallery Wednesday, March 9, 2016, through Sunday, April 24, 2016. Both artists grew up in northwestern Minnesota and currently work in public service, Mr. Woolever in law enforcement, Ms. Comstock in education. Their artistic fields both reflect their love of nature, but that is where their similarity parts.
Ron Woolever's early interest in photography was waylaid when he worked for the Polk County Ambulance service in Crookston. He later earned a Law Enforcement degree and became a Police Officer in the State of Minnesota. Though he has been a police officer over 24 years he has remained interested in photography. His initial love of wildlife photography has always been his #1 choice, and as he travels he "enjoys capturing wildlife as it was meant to be seen." He never leaves home without his camera, which is always ready on the seat next to him.
Kathy Comstock studied commercial art, but has worked as a paraprofessional in Roseau's schools since 1998. When she met fellow employee Karen Engevik, whose pottery business had grown so large she needed assistance, Kathy volunteered. Kathy's interest and ability in ceramics grew as she worked with Karen at Black Horse Pottery, and today she is opening her own business: Katz Clay Pottery and Tile. "Life is good, especially when you have friend to share it with," she says.
Gallery hours are Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela's and next to Mamma Maria's Restaurant. Parking is available in the large lot next to the north mall door. We are the first door on the right.
For more information or private showings,
Gallery Coordinator at 218-965-4216 / email
The Arts Council office at 218-745-9111 / website
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