Friday, September 5, 2008

Don Pulver's Jazz and Blues

I met
Don Pulver when he was art director at Rivertown Trading in St. Paul. (Rivertown was bought by Dayton's/Target in 1998.) Earlier this year, I went to the Park Square Theatre to see Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. A small group of paintings were hung in the lobby. Drawn to one in particular--a singer in an orange dress, mouth open, head back, singing her heart out against a velvety purple background--I took a closer look. It was by Don Pulver. He's having a solo show of 47 jazz and blues performance paintings starting tonight, Sept. 5, at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale (it continues through Sept. 27). Don is the topic of this week's MinnPost column. With his permission, I'm including a few more images of his work here.

All images by Don Pulver.

See more of Don's paintings (including landscapes, travel scenes, and "kitchen art") at the Minnesota Artists Web site.

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