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After retiring  from my full- time faculty position at the School of Social Work/ University of St Catherine’s and St Thomas in 2007, I finally had the opportunity to pursue my interest in art and became an “Art Adventure” guide at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) as well as enrolling in a watercolor class with Marian Alstad.  This year, 2017, ten years later, I am retiring from teaching to make even more time for travel and art.  My preferred modality is watercolor painting which I call the “poetry of painting”.   It is important to get the essence of a subject on paper and one’s reaction to it.  My work has been described as “impressionistic” or “painterly “.  I hope that you like it as much as I enjoy making it.

Rochelle Rottenberg

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