In an official press release (which is way too cool) the Mayor of Minneapolis’s Office released this:
Local Artist Jan Marx featured through Minneapolis’
Art in the Mayor’s Office Program
MINNEAPOLIS (July 01, 2008) – The work of Jan Marx will be featured through Art in the Mayor’s Office Exhibition Program, sponsored by the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Arts Commission. The public can view the exhibit from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays from July 1, 2008, through August 29, 2008, in the Mayor’s conference room and reception area, City Hall, Rooms #331 & #333, 350 South 5th Street.
Jan is a downtown resident who has been painting on site along the Mississippi River for the past eight years. She has been an active member of the arts community and past president of the Northside Arts Collective.
Her Mississippi River Series evokes the popular French Impressionist movement with a highly textured paint surface often created with the use of a palette knife as opposed to a more traditional paintbrush. The next series of works, entitled Main Street, will document towns on both shores of the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to the Gulf of Mexico that have a street named “Main Street”.
Art in the Mayor’s Office Exhibition Program, which began in 1995 and includes a juried competition, provides a prominent setting for local artists to display their works in City Hall.