Two artists on exhibit at Steeple Center

Juliet Parisi

The artists exhibiting at the Rosemount Steeple Center for the months of July, August, and September are Juliet Parisi, a painter of organic surrealistic images, and painter Carolina Tana, who lives by the motto: “Life is art. Paint it.”

There will be an artist reception Wednesday, July 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with refreshments and artist talks, at the Steeple Center.

The event is open to the public.

Parisi is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates organic surrealistic images inspired by natural beauty.

She graduated from Humboldt State University and has been painting for over 15 years. Growing up in California exposed her to a wide range of cultures and she said she was constantly surrounded by all different wonders of nature.

“These early experiences help influence my body of work and propel my art into further realms,” she said.

She describes it at beauty through chaos.

Her paintings are done with water-soluble oil paints with either paint pen or permanent ink overlay. All work is coated with a UV protectant varnish and comes ready to hang on gallery wrapped canvas.

Drawings are done in permanent ink layered atop paintings or paper.

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Art has been a part of Tana’s life but her passion for painting started when she was introduced to watercolor.

Her paintings are inspired by her love of travels, “being blown away by new sights, local scenes, places, and people,” she said.

Tana started showing her works publicly in the Twin Cities area in 2008.

She has shown her works at public and private establishments and local art shows. She regularly shows her works at the annual NorthStar Watermedia Artists’ Market show at the Fine Arts building at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

Tana has a bachelor’s degree in the field of mathematics.

She said she finds it fascinating that the rigors of science actually enhance her works.

Carolina paints in her studio in Eagan and sells her work in local art shows and online at her website.

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