The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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November 29, 2012

Art reunion: GSR Fine Art Festival has come a long way

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MANKATO —

Adama Sow creates colorful pottery that recall his West African roots. Natasha Poppe creates highly idiosyncratic ceramic sculpture and pottery that are at once whimsical and worldly.

Dick Graves is a watercolor painter known for rich, eye-popping hues while Daniel Hedblom creates intensely vibrant copper wall art.

There are bead and glass artists, fiber artists, a selection of photographers and eight jewelers. Live music will also be offered throughout the three-day event.

And best of all, Conlin and VanDeZande agreed, the festival still feels like a reunion.

“We really have grown to be a close-knit group,” VanDeZande said. “This is just a time for us to be joyful together.”

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