Studio Visit: Amy Rice
by sabine7 / August 23, 2012


Minnesota artist Amy Rice loves her studio. And from these photos, how could she not? With 20-foot ceilings and a view of the Mississippi River, Amy's studio is located in a former grain mill now used as a studio building for over 20 local artists.

Amy mentions, "I made/decorated all the extras; the pillows, the faux braided rag rug on the stage (it's a stencil!--how to instructions will be in my book out next spring), the trunks, curtains...

The new puppy is Pumpkin. She will be a year old next week. We got her from a shelter; they thought she was a corgi puppy. She is not a corgi. We think she is an American Dingo and are only half joking.

The dollhouse came from a garage sale, fifty cents! I love mixing the practical (shelf space for supplies) with the pretty (flowers from my garden). It has been extremely useful as a shelf/storage space for small items.

My studio is on the top floor of the California Building. It has a long history as an arts studio building."



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View from the studio loft.


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Newfangled, old-fashioned storage. Viewed from the front ...


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... and the back. Maps (atlases in the flat file) play an important role in Amy's work.


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Amy at work.


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Work in progress for Amy's current Lunenberg show.


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Letterpress pieces from Amy's sign press.


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Imagine having this much Amy Rice on your walls!


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Studio helper, Pumpkin.

+ amyrice.com
+ lunenburgculturalcentre.com


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