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Champagne Reception for Artist Derrik Gagliardi

Join us to meet Derrik and savor his new show at Java John's up close. Derrik is a Luther College graduate and well known locally for his gorgeous colored landscapes, mostly recent paintings of local Decorah sites.

“My subjects in these works are places I’ve been. The paintings begin in the field
or from photographs I’ve taken and end in the studio where I work mostly from a
memory connection. Thus the pieces are more mindscapes than they are
landscapes. To paint is to follow the mystery joyfully watching the pieces emerge
on the paper."