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.