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Victory Garden by Carly Schmitt

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Victory Garden by Carly Schmitt Macalester graduate Carly Schmitt painted the “Victory Garden” mural on the side of Schroeder’s Bar & Grill in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood in 2006.

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St. Francis of Assisi by Donald Shephard

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

St. Francis of Assisi This sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi is located in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul. The artist is unknown.

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Untitled by Gretchen Dreisbach

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

"Untitled" This untitled painting by Gretchen Dreisbach is hanging in the Como Park Conservatory in a room between the new fern room and the palm dome. It’s always struck me as a rather nondescript abstract painting. She didn’t even bother to title it (and a painting like this just screams for an even more abstract title). The sign next to it notes that it’s a gift of the artist, which makes me wonder if they felt obligated to hang it up somewhere.

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Play Days by Harriet Frishmuth

Monday, December 10th, 2007

"Play Days" Located in the Sunken Garden at the Como Park Conservatory, “Play Days” is a 1925 sculpture by Harriest Frishmuth. Much like “Crest of Wave” — the other Frishmuth sculpture in the Conservatory — “Play Days” is also a nude probably modeled after the dancer Desha Delteil.

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Crest of the Wave by Harriet Frishmuth

Friday, December 7th, 2007

"Crest of the Wave" The nude figure has a certain grace and carefree joy — as if the warmth of the Conservatory compared to the frigid Minnesota winters outside was so inviting she stripped her clothes and started dancing. Or maybe not.

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