Michelle Allee at Cafe Latte through June 30th

Gulf Coast painter Michelle Allee is happily back at work after her painting practice took a detour in the wake of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The Grand Hand Gallery first became aware of Michelle's work by participating in the Minnesota Initiative Art Share, a project that found new markets for work by displaced artists in the aftermath of the storm. Now that the artists is reestablished in her workspace, Michelle's canvases - once layered with attitudes of sorrow and confusion - evoke strength and good humor. Her inventive textures, rich palette, and structures motifs have made her paintings popular with Grand Hand customers.
Michelle's most recent work is on display at the gallery's Grand Avenue neighbor, St. Paul favorite Cafe Latte - on the corner of Grand & Victoria - through June 30th. Plan to enjoy fine food, and intriguing art this season in St. Paul.



Don't forget to check out the American Craft Council show this weekend at the River Centre. Catch the trolley from the River Centre up to Grand Ave from 6-9 pm today, and be sure to stop by The Grand Hand's spring open house tonight from 6-9  pm.
The trolley is sponsored by The Grand Hand Gallery, La Cucaracha and Cafe Latte.

If you're missing some of your favorite ACC artists this year, come find them, and lots more, at The Grand Hand.
  • Ford & Forlano jewelry
  • Todd Reed jewelry
  • Jacqueline Sanchez jewelry
  • Loeber & Look jewelry
  • Heinz Brummel jewelry
  • Vernon Liebrant wood
  • Jerry Kermode wood
  • Rancdall Darwall fiber
  • Jeremy Newman glass
  • Studio Paran glass
  • Scott Amrhein glass
  • Sarah Dudgeon clay


The 3/50 Project

What a great idea!  The 3/50 project encourages people to support their favorite local, independent businesses by 3 of their favorite stores, and spending $50 at each.  Keep our local businesses alive, and our local economy vibrant through these challenging times!  Check it out at www.the350project.org.

New show is going up, and new work arriving for spring!

We just received some fabulous new Todd Reed jewelry this week - rings with brilliant and raw diamonds in Todd's signature style, and earrings with rose-cut diamonds with a new, looser and more organic shape. Also arrived this week, jewelry from new gallery artist Cynthia Jones - hammered silver in bright and oxidized finishes. Shown: (left) Siren necklace ($230), (right) whirl necklace ($90) and petal stud earrings ($52).