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Summer Sunset No.1 • Best of Times

Artist • Kent Estey

Details of the Power Box Art
  • Title Summer Sunset No. 1 & Best of Times
  • Artist Kent Estey
  • Date October 2023
  • Location 📍Bremer Bank & Lincoln Professional Center
  • Special Recognition to the following supporters

    • DL Arts and Culture Commission
    • Detroit Lakes Public Utilities
    • Trophy House
    • Blandin Foundation
    • Historic Holmes Theatre

The Story of the Art

Summer Sunset No. 1 •
Best of Times

Inspiration for this artwork comes from walking out my front door. I've lived on the same property my entire life, so I am forever grounded in this space.

It's what I know best, so my artwork is all about what I see daily.

I wait for that moment that says, 'Paint this.' I try to honor those moments, those spiritual pieces of time, on canvas.

Featured Power Box Art • Summer Sunset No. 1 • Best of Times
"Summer Sunset No. 1" & "Best of Times" power box art wrap • Kent Estey next to the power box art • Artist: Kent Estey • Power box created in coordination with Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Detroit Lakes Public Utilities
"Summer Sunset No. 1" • "Best of Times" power box art wrap panels • Artist: Kent Estey
About the Artist

Kent Estey

Contemporary Native American artist Kent Estey is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe in Northwestern Minnesota. Kent’s lineage includes many self-taught artists where black-ash basketry, beading, birch-bark, and fiber artistry were everyday occurrences in his home.

Kent’s preferred art form is painting, with a preference for contemporary landscapes honoring the beauty of Northwestern Minnesota. His work incorporates bright and bold colors and can reflect feelings and emotions through texture and movement on the canvas.

Kent says, “A lot of the time, the art happens by listening to my feelings. Then, the colors, movement, and elements fall into place, creating something beautiful and meaningful.”

Some of his most recent work incorporates rock, metal, and collage on canvas and board.

Kent’s work has been exhibited in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Grand Rapids, and other regional exhibitions and galleries in Minnesota. Kent has been an educator for most of his life, living and working in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

Kent Estey, Project 412 Artist