Tlazo Artist Series Presents Jim Stahl

As the final artist in the winter (and spring!) Tlazo Artist Series, Caffé Tlazo will be featuring Minnesota artist, Jim Stahl. Stop on by Algoma, Sunday, May 17 from 8 am – 2 pm, and after enjoying a nice walk by the lake or exploring the town, come visit with a multi-talented artist over coffee or lunch.

Stahl hails from Minnesota but has attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and The Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver, Colorado. After developing kidney cancer at the age of 50, Stahl re-evaluated his life and found that it was time to do what inspired him his whole life, art.

At first focusing on portraiture, Stahl quickly found a passion for wildlife art, which springs from his love for animals developed in the family kennel at a young age. Stahl uses a difficult technique of drawing pastels on black paper to create wildlife, seasonal and fantasy art.

Stahl has illustrated the children’s book, The Tiny String of Pearls – Red, and he both wrote and illustrated Wonder in the Woods, the first in a series of colorful children’s books. A portion of every book sold will go to support literacy, creativity and health programs for children. This is an important issue for Stahl who spends a large portion of his time teaching workshops for local elementary schools.

The Tlazo Artist Series will return with exciting new artists in October 2009! For more information call 920.487.7240.