Refigium: an area in which a population of organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions, especially glaciation. Plural: Refugia.
This body of work is a commentary on our rapidly changing environment, focusing primarily on the animals and glacial bodies that challenge refugia due to current geographic upheavals.
Whales are lifted from their ocean haven to sift through beautiful but foreboding skies. Arctic seascapes reveal beauty while conceding to inherent fragility. Icebergs and glaciers take their last stand as sentinels of the sea.
Amy Ruppel grew up in the Wisconsin woods just a short hike away from the Kettle Moraine Ice Age Center, inspiring an interest in science and nature from a young age. This fascination has always informed her creative output. She’s adept at many different media with a portfolio spanning digital illustration, drawing, painting and print-making.
Colby Nichols of Creative Director at Jolby & Friends and the Father of Noodle Buddies is coming to our booth at the Mississippi Street Fair this Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 6 pm with a brand new project.
He’s created, drawn, named and signed over 100 different ramen illustrations and created a custom, human-powered vending machine booth to sell them out of.
Without giving away too many spoilers, you can see his sketches of this TARDIS-like device in these secret plans we obtained from Noodle Buddy HQ.
Yard Sale Time!
Not only are we hosting the fabulous Noodle Buddies, but we’re also doing our great annual Yard Sale. All year we collect all our seconds, our slightly damaged books, bent-eared cards and shirts and on Saturday of street fair we put ’em all on a table and sell them at HUGE DISCOUNTS.
We’ll be offering shirts for SEVEN DOLLARS each, or two for ten bucks! We’ve got books and journals all at least 50% off and some up to 80% off! We’ve got notecards and stickers as low as 50¢.
Here’s faithful Land Gallery staffer and artist extraordinaire Molly Mendoza pricing down books right now as I write this, going crazy with red dots and a sharpie. She can’t be stopped ladies and gentleman. She won’t be stopped. So come on out Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 6 pm and grab some Noodle Buddies and insane discounts.
During the fabulous Mississippi Avenue Street Fair we set up a little table in front of the shop and offer deep discounts on a variety of products from shirts to journals to slightly damaged, but still perfectly beautiful art prints.
The Yard Sale is on Saturday, July 14th from 10:00a – 6:00p.
Artist Nikki McClure returns to Land to share the original pieces from her 2018 calendar. Using only an x-acto knife, Nikki transforms a single piece of black construction paper into something magical. Pulling inspiration from the world around her, she creates a strong, female-driven narrative of life in the Pacific Northwest.
Join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 20th from 6-9pm.
Show runs through November 19th. Open daily 10a – 7p.