Gathering Moss: A Slow Look at the Close at Hand


“a rolling stone gathers no moss” (an old proverb)

An Art exhibit by Diane Crane and Lynne Burgess

October 5 through November 18 • Winona Arts Center
RECEPTION: Sunday, October 9, from 3-5 pm

Diane Crane and Lynne Burgess are old friends who share a deep connection to the places in which they live. They are content to “gather moss” as they observe the qualities of color, line, light and dark, space and void in the natural world. Both artists are in tune to the rhythms of the seasons as they tend to their sheep, their gardens, and their chickens.

Diane Crane, who lives in “bluff country,” rural Houston, Minnesota, works almost exclusively in watercolor and drawing media. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she studied with Walter Quirt, Cameron Booth, and Malcolm Myers. She taught drawing and painting at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin for 25 years and has conducted workshops and classes at many Midwestern locations, including the Grand Marais Art Colony, Winona State University, and Moorhead State University. She has been a SEMRAC panelist and juried many exhibitions and art fairs.

Lynne Burgess began her art journey with a degree in art history from Boston University. After a 30 year career as an educator, she returned to art, primarily as a printmaker, guided by Joel Elgin at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and Lisa Schoenfielder at Viterbo University. Her work in this exhibit consists of solar prints, often embellished with watercolor, colored pencil, and embedded papers. She has exhibited at the Pump House Regional Arts Center, Grand River Station Gallery, and the Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts among other regional venues. She lives at the end of a coulee near Holmen, Wisconsin.

The Winona Arts Center is located at 228 East 5th Street in Winona. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-7pm and Fridays from 3-6pm. or by appointment. For more information contact Mary Coughlan at 608-525-0050 or

Lynne Burgess, Silver Maple Brown, solar print, 2016
Diane Crane, Log Scape; detail, watercolor, 2016

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