2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art by Michael Sweere

LLIKE LLAMAS?

Then you'll love the new 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art!

The paper mosaic is constructed from recycled paper packaging that includes candy, cereal and soda boxes. The majority of the paper material was collected from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. 

The original artwork was on display in the Fine Arts Building at the fairgrounds throughout the 2016 Minnesota State Fair (August 25th - September 5th) and limited edition poster prints are sold out!

Lucky the Llama | 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art

Owatonna People's Press published news about Michael Sweere's artwork being selected for the Vikings Stadium

Michael Sweere's mosaics selected for Vikings Stadium

Not only will the new Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium be outfitted with glass from Owatonna’s Viracon, but inside it will feature the artwork of Owatonna native Michael Sweere in a gallery to greet fans on their way to the game.
At the beginning of October, the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) announced the names of 34 Minnesota artists commissioned to create a collection of 500 works specific for the stadium. The website for the U.S. Bank Stadium says Sweere and the others were selected from more than 1,000 submissions to showcase the state’s sports teams and regional history.

Click here to read Owatonna People's Press reporter Kim Hyatt's entire story.

Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych

Just installed within the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrated Medicine Clinic, Minneapolis Children's Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
28"h x 84"w x 2"d (three panels)

Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych

Rushing Water tin collage

Installed the Rushing Water tin collage for a private client today. Just in time for the fishing opener! 

Rushing Water

MN Original | Mosaic artist Michael Sweere

A former art director, Michael Sweere created his first mosaics out of discarded product packaging from his various advertising accounts. After learning the basics of the medium, he started incorporating more traditional mosaic materials like tile and tin.

Sweere scours thrift stores and rummage sales to find materials for his work, which includes imagery of nature, animals and landscapes.

Mike's feature segment on MN Original #609: Michael Sweere

Full MN Original episode #609: Michael Sweere + Jayanthi Kyle + Coffee Art + GTCYS

Michael Sweere on MN Original #609

Michael Sweere on MN Original #609

Luna Danza mosaic

Completed the Luna Danza backsplash mosaic for a private home just this week. Vibrant color palette and subject matter was great to work with. Will be installed at client's home in the coming weeks. 

Luna Danza

MN Original | The Gallery at Children’s Hospital

Art plays a crucial role in the healing process for patients and families at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Whether it’s the one-on-one art therapy or the infusion of kid-friendly art installations throughout the buildings, art helps to make the hospital more familiar and friendly for all who walk through the doors. Through its Arts & Healing program, Children’s Hospital will end up with more than 700 pieces of commissioned art.

Click here for MN Original episode : The Gallery at Children's Hospital

Majestic Lake

The Storyteller