The Taube Museum of Art this week welcomed the works of a Minot native.
The exhibit, "Full Circle" is a selection of "Impressions of Australia" paintings and jewelry by Minot native Jan Schuster-Callus.
"Full Circle is a collection of paintings from previous art exhibitions, but mostly from this past year's work in preparation for the Minot exhibition," said Nancy Walter, executive director for the Taube Museum of Art. "(Schuster-Callus) is very privileged to be able to bring home some of Australian lifestyle to her much loved hometown.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - “The Southern Swan Coming Into Sydney Harbour” is one of the pieces on display at the Taube Museum of Art in the exhibit “Full Circle” by Minot native and artist Jan Schuster-Callus, who has spent the past 30 years in Australia.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - “Sisters” is one of the pieces on display at the Taube Museum of Art in the exhibit “Full Circle” by Minot native and artist Jan Schuster-Callus. The piece, depicting her granddaughters on Sans Souci Beach, won the Wal Chandler Award for Oil Painting in 2010.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - “Tiwi Adventure: The Waterfall” is one of the pieces on display at the Taube Museum of Art in the exhibit “Full Circle” by Minot native and artist Jan Schuster-Callus, who has spent the past 30 years in Australia.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - “The Dakota Kid II” is part of the “North Dakotans in World War II Aviation” Scott Nelson exhibit on display in the lower level at the Taube Museum of Art.
"She paints in oils mostly and likes the freedom that she can 'change her mind' if something doesn't work, but still loves the sensitivity of watercolors," Walter added. "She likes to 'build up' her paintings with series of washes and a lot of her inspirations come from around her home area, the local beaches, parks and grandkids."
While in Minot, Schuster-Callus attended Bishop Ryan and graduated from Minot High in 1969. After attending Minot State College she left to travel to Glasgow in Scotland with her mother after losing her father to cancer.
After a year in Glasgow, Schuster-Callus was accepted to the City and Guilds Of Kennington Art School in London, England, and received a diploma and advanced diploma in lettering and printmaking. After graduation she relocated to Sydney, Australia, and has lived there for the past 30 years.
Lower level gallery
The Lower Gallery at the Taube Museum of Art will feature works by Scott Nelson in an exhibit titled "North Dakotans in World War II Aviation."
The reception for this exhibition will be held Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to promote Veteran's Day. Nelson will also be in attendance for that reception.
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In Sydney, Jan worked as an artist for various companies in the advertising world and for the University of Technology in Sydney. She
then accepted a position with The Campaign Palace, a top advertising agency creating new business campaigns, and was there for 10 years. She retired early to take care of her mother, and it was at that time she took up painting again full time.
The exhibition will run through Nov. 16. For an opportunity to visit with the artist, Schuster-Callus will be in attendance during the artist reception today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to public. Refreshments and cocktails will be served, and display pieces are available for purchase.
For viewing opportunities, normal business hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. or by special appointment. Contributions are accepted to help the Taube Museum fulfill its mission of enriching lives through the visual arts.
For more information, contact Walter at 838-4445.