There are five artists currently exhibiting their work at Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, throughout the month of August.

Jane Gillam is showing her work done with broken glass. She says color and composition have always been driving forces in her life. It started with fashion clothing, then furniture and interiors. In the past 12 years she discovered mosaics and is creating objects from glass, tiles, jewels and shards of ceramic. She says, “I feel the pieces I take turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.”

Peggy Kilbane, founder of Lakegirl, is displaying paintings by her mother, LaVonne Jackman. LaVonne is her inspiration for pursuing her own artistic endeavors.

Jeri Thilmony reflects on what she calls her “senior years,” which have allowed her to engage in the wonderful world of art. She has spent many years with the Cormorant Area art Club and the Venice Florida Art Center. Now, she is part of this amazing group of five artists, which have their work displayed here this month. She is displaying works in charcoal. She adds, “Life is a joy.”

Jennifer Palsrud after graduating from NDSU, worked for Black Interiors for Tom Gunkelman. Later, she opened and operated the women’s boutique in Fargo, The Bumbershute, for 49 years. Her daughter now runs that business in Minneapolis. For many years she designed jewelry for Crown Jewels in Fargo. She’s now a member of the Plains School of Art and has had shows at the Plains Art Museum, the North Dakota Museum of Art and West Acres. In addition to the abstract paintings she has exhibited at Trinity, she enjoys printing and drawing.

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A graduate of Moorhead State University, Judy Christophersen is a lifelong, driven “maker.” Because of being an elementary art teacher in the Moorhead schools for 34 years, she has explored, experienced and taught multiple medias. Currently she is working primarily with textiles and metal sculpture. She also enjoys mosaics and artist bookmaking. Her boxes on display have all been created within the last year. Her goal was to make a series, yet each one to be distinctly different.

The art space at Trinity Lutheran church, here in Detroit Lakes near the high school, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The exhibition is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, or wish to participate, contact Mark Berg at 218-849-4337.