Twin Cities artist Michael Schmidt’s work featured in Art in the Mayor’s Office

The work of Twin Cities artist Michael Schmidt will be featured in the Art in the Mayor’s Office Program. The exhibit will be open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 in the mayor’s conference room and reception area, City Hall rooms 331 and 333, 350 S. Fifth St.

N.E. by Michael Schmidt

Beauty and variety of everyday life are constant sources of inspiration for Michael Schmidt’s paintings. Common household objects, the urban and natural landscape, and the people he encounters provide endless ideas for color, form, and composition.

Schmidt, a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of Toronto, studied painting at Canada’s Sheridan College of Applied Arts. Since moving to the Twin Cities, Michael has worked as a fine artist, scenic painter, and illustrator. His commissioned work can be seen at Macy’s department stores, The Minnesota Opera, the Hotel Ivy and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Art in the Mayor’s Office Exhibition Program is sponsored by the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Arts Commission. Since 1995, this program has included a juried competition providing a prominent setting for local artists to display their works in City Hall.

Published Jul 8, 2009