Local Attraction: Primary Colors

Posted on July 25, 2010 by

Primary Colors, owner Cindy Nevins

We’ve enjoyed the growing trend of an artist community in Jordan, and Primary Colors is a fantastic new addition. In June, our friend (and inn-sitter) Cindy Nevins, opened the new gallery with 16 (and growing) local and regional artists, next door in “The Hub,” home of Frank Nicolin’s historic opera house. The pieces range from fine art to whimsical crafts, in mediums that include painting, photography, weaving and jewelry. Cindy, herself an artist, was inspired to open the gallery to showcase her vintage linens repurposed as pillows, dresses, and handbags (to name a few). But that’s not all you’ll find created by her hand – she also repurposes vintage furniture such as the bench for sale in the gallery recycled from a vintage double bed headboard.

With new pieces arriving on a regular basis, there is always something interesting to see as the artists continue to create and as new artists arrive. A recent article in Southwest Saturday and the surrounding area Southwest Suburban newspapers has been an additional catalyst attracting new artists and local art enthusiasts to Primary Colors from the surrounding metro area. Here’s a list of just some of the artists you’ll find on display at Primary Colors:

  • Audriane Kubista, Shakopee – Aprons and Crochet
  • Brenda Reed, Burnsville – Repurposed Vintage Jewelry
  • Cindy Nevins, Jordan – Repurposed Vintage Linens
  • Faith Jones, Shakopee – Quilts
  • Jacob Slavik, Jordan – Photography
  • James Kasper, Wayzata – Waterfowl Wood Carvings
  • Jen Hentges, Jordan – Jewelry and Cards
  • Jennifer Peters, Lakeville – Children’s Playthings
  • Julie Arthur, Eden Prairie – Weaving; Rugs, Scarves, Shawls
  • Katie Walker, New Prague – Oil Paintings
  • Lindsay Bryant, Alexandria – Equestrian Oil Paintings
  • Lisa Maddox, Cottage Grove – Crochet
  • Margaret Lenzmeier, Jordan – Pre-made Scrapbooks
  • Mark Paulsen, Eden Prairie – Photography
  • Pete Billings, Prior Lake – Metal Garden Sculpture
  • Stacy Billings, Prior Lake – Fused Glass Jewelry and Pens

Store Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
231 Broadway Street South, Jordan, MN

Update 1/1/11: Primary Colors has closed. But, you can still get Cindy’s repurposed linens and home decor items at Geneva’s Daughter Occasional Sale. Check our Jordan Events Calendar for upcoming sale dates.