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Work of Candy Bohjanen-Hammitt on display at Evansville Art Center

The Evansville Art Center will exhibit its latest gallery, An Artist’s Journey to Creativity, featuring 100 works by photographer and artist Candy Bohjanen-Hammitt. The exhibit is now open and runs until December 7.

The gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, October 26 from noon to 2 p.m.

Bohjanen-Hammitt began taking acrylic classes at the Eagan Art House in 2003 as a respite from her job. She created realistic paintings inspired from photos of her travels to the 50 states and Finland.

Water is one of her favorite themes; she often depicts oceans in her work. Her use of color is inspired from photos of nature and flowers.

She recently began using mixed media and exploring impressionist and abstract styles. She has also been working with collages and found items.

Bohjanen-Hammitt works with the Evansville Art Center, Brush and Palette Club, New York Cultural Center and Alexandria Art Works.

Her work has been accepted in juried shows and exhibited at the Douglas County Library, Staples Rotary Club, Hawley Art Show, Fergus Falls Invitational, The Ruby Gallery in Carlos, Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria and New York Mills Cultural Center.

She has received grand championship awards on several of her photos and many ribbons for her photography at the Dakota County and Douglas County fairs.

Bohjanen-Hammitt’s artist journey has led to photography, abstract art and writing. She has participated in the National Novel Writer Month, a worldwide challenge to write a 50,000-word novel entirely in the month of November, for the past four years.

Bohjanen-Hammitt serves on the West Central Red Cross board of directors and as a disaster action responder. She also works with the Grey Ladies helping with bloodmobiles in the Alexandria area.