Crossing Arts presents its newest exhibition 'Light, Color, And The Northern Landscape', artwork by Steven Weagel

Glass blowing creations will be on display.

The works of Steven Weagel will be on display at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd. Submitted Photo

"Light, Color, And The Northern Landscape" is an exhibit that showcases Pequot Lakes artist Steven Weagel's handblown glass pieces and metalwork. It will be on display from Friday, March 5-Friday, March 26, at the Crossing Arts Gallery in downtown Brainerd.

As an artist, Weagel sees his role in life as a creator of beauty, and implements that mindset whenever and wherever he can. With an abundance of negativity all around us, that beauty needs to shine, and Weagel's work does just that.

Using natural forms, color and light within his pieces, everything combines to reveal the inherent natural qualities of colored glass.

Over the years, Weagel has continued to master the tools and techniques of 2,000 degree glass. He has built several hot glass studios throughout the years, including one at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which was featured on their grounds from 1976-1987.

Weagel creates all of the glass portion of his artwork at Vandalia Glassworks in South St. Paul and all of his forging and welding is done at his studio near Pequot Lakes.


Due to COVID-19 and regulations for large group gatherings, Crossing Arts will not host a public reception for this exhibition, but the public is invited to visit the gallery during regular business hours to view the artwork.

This exhibition is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or . Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month.

The works of Steven Weagel will be on display at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd. Submitted Photo

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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