Jim Fletcher
Fancy Shawl Dancer
Fallen Leaves

Retired Pelican art teacher to show at Kaddatz, Fergus Falls 

Pelican Rapids area artist Jim Fletcher will be having an art show at the Kaddatz Gallery, 111 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, through September 11, 2020.

Fletcher, a retired Pelican Rapids High School art instructor who has been prolific in various media, material, and themes for nearly a half-century, will be presenting nearly all new material. 

Maplewood State Park scenes, Indian art, and a new wildflowers series will be featured. There are also many unframed original pieces of art. 

Among Fletcher’s claims to fame was the Maplewood Park pottery creations, which were scattered and hidden throughout the park. The project, which involved Pelican school art students, garnered widespread media attention. Maplewood remains a focus for some of his art pieces to this day. 

Because of COVID-19, there will be no artist’s reception. The Gallery is open for walk-ins but groups of 10 or more should contact the Gallery.

Also, the Kaddatz Gallery website will have a virtual tour through the exhibit at kaddatzgalleries.org.

Fletcher is also an author of four novels. As an art instructor he was selected to teach visual arts for the Minnesota High School for the Arts pilot program, now the Perpich Center for Arts Education. He attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design, M State Fergus Falls, and Bemidji State University.

Jim has participated in many one-person shows and group exhibitions around the U.S. and has received numerous awards and recognition for his art.