inspired by the Falcon

The Bird, The Crown, The Colt is now touring Minnesota and Wisconsin libraries as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. Through ArtReach St. Croix, Al was honored with a commission to interpret the iconic statue from Dashiell Hammett’s novel, The Maltese Falcon. In the process, he added a hat and gun, forming a truly noir group. The work appears along with pieces from bronze sculptor Jim Shoop and textile artist Barbara Riegel Bend – find the schedule HERE, and more about ArtReach St. Croix HERE.

art + wine pairing

join us in Chisago Lakes for
events in Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer and Taylors Falls MN
January 27-28-29, 2017

Al will be on hand with goblets and barware at Winehaven Winery,
along with treats from Crazy Cakery, for Valentine shopping
SATURDAY, 1/28, 10am-4pm

Al’s Center Saloon hosts Songwriters in the Round
SUNDAY, 1/29, 6-7:30pm

find the full schedule HERE


new for the season

find Al’s glass at

The Glass Half Full Holiday Art Sale
Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Stillwater MN
Saturday, December 10, 2-7


Al’s Center Saloon, Center City MN

FOCI – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, Minneapolis MN

The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul MN

Gustaf’s Galleries, Lindstrom MN

Austin ArtWorks, Austin MN

celebration season

shop Al’s glass, and work from other fine artisans, at these events:

2016 Minnesota Glass Studio Tour
Al will be on site at FOCI – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Saturday, October 8, 10-6
Sunday, October 9, 12-5
Find the artist roster and map at
36th Annual Artisans & Friends Show
Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, Taylors Falls MN
November 5 & 6 , 2016
The Glass Half Full Holiday Art Sale
Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Stillwater MN
Saturday, December 10, 2-7

MORE INFO, as always, on the Events page

photo: Kevin Caufield

photo: Kevin Caufield

take me to the river …

Great events are happening up and down the St. Croix during the annual Take Me to the River “festival of festivals,” a project of ArtReach St. Croix.

Al is honored and pleased to be showing his work at the Guillermo Cuellar & Friends Fall Sale along with pottery from Guillermo, Jim Lorio and Mike Norman and leather goods by Spring & Finn.

Friday, September 16        10am-5pm
Saturday, September 17   10am-5pm
Sunday, September 18      10am-5pm

Find more info HERE