“It’s August. We are Working.” – Al Belleveau, Artist Mentor

As one of nine recipients of a 2011 Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grant, Ivan Smith of Bemidji has been paired with experienced sculpture artist Al Belleveau to learn the art of working with metal.  Belleveau captured this picture of Ivan cutting with plasma.  He sent it on to our office at Region 2 Arts Council stating, “It’s August.  We’re working.” Indeed they are!To read more about Ivan and the other eight recipients of R2AC’s 2011 Artist Mentor Grant, just click here!

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This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008.