Immersed in the Pause art exhibit opens at the Great Lakes Aquarium

Take a pause and immerse yourself in the artwork of Kelly Schamberger, a classically trained, Duluth-based representational oil painter.

Visit the Great Lakes Aquarium on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for the opening reception of Schamberger’s new art exhibit, Immersed in the Pause. The collection showcases more than 30 paintings, including many still life images and plein air landscapes. The series explores connections to the natural world around Duluth, Lake Superior, and the Arrowhead Region, which Schamberger finds incredibly beautiful and soothing.

"(My) hope for this exhibit is that others become immersed in a sense of pause," Schamberger said. "It gives viewers permission to rest, observe, and refill their cups with gratitude for environmental stewardship, beauty, wonder, and mental health."

Immersed in the Pause will be on display in the Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery from June 2 to September 6. All paintings are available for purchase.

The opening reception is free to the public. Beverages and desserts will be served.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.