America’s River Re-Explored
Paintings by Thomas Paquette of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf

Minnesota Marine Art MuseumApril 20 – August 26, 2018
Watermark Art Center – September 7 – October 31, 2018
Dubuque Museum of Art – February 15 – May 5, 2019

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Having developed an appreciation of the Mississippi River in the years when he lived in five places near its shores (Bemidji, Minneapolis, Red Wing, Winona, and Edwardsville), Thomas Paquette re-explored the entire length of the great river for this exhibition. What started as a modest proposal to paint images from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area — in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service —  ended up with an additional 2,200 miles added to its scope. The MNRRA paintings were shown in 2016 with many gouache paintings at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. Forty-four oil paintings that were created over three years for this project will be first shown at the venues listed above.

NOTE: Starting April 1, the gallery below will be changed every month to feature eleven different paintings from the exhibition.
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