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Bonnie Thorne in residence at Interact Gallery


Interact is pleased to announce that painter Bonnie Thorne will take over Interact Gallery from August 1 – September 1 as part of its ongoing artist-in-residence program. Thorne’s work creates a sense of dreaminess and freewheeling empowerment, referencing elements of pop culture, personal narratives, and 60s/70s nostalgia. Above all, she uses her work to evoke happiness. “I like to see people smile,” she says. Thorne takes a loose, gestural approach to painting, giving her work an easy lightheartedness that reflects the artist's own effervescence. 

Thorne will use the residency to continue a body of paintings for her solo exhibition at Interact Gallery, which will open this September. Leading up to the show, she will use the gallery as her studio space, installing recent and in-progress work and testing new ideas. Her residency is the third installment of Interact’s experimental residency program, which began in May 2022. Without a specific end goal, the residency is an open opportunity for Interact artists to take risks and leverage the space for new ideas. 

The gallery will be open to the public by appointment during Thorne’s residency. While there is no formal exhibition on view, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about her practice and check out works in progress.  


Open to the public by appointment 

Mondays and Tuesdays, August 1 – September 1, 2023 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

To make an appointment, email 


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Interact Gallery | 755 Prior Avenue North, Suite 002D (lower level), Saint Paul, MN 55104

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