Vicki Cochran

Cochran excels at Range Center

HIBBING — Vicki Cochran joined the Range Center Team as the Associate Director of Vocational Services in January of this year. Since joining the team, she became a member of the Northern St. Louis County Employment Collaboration, completed three Customized Employment training sessions with Marc Gold and Associates and received her ACRE certification for that process. Vicki also recently obtained her three-year certification in the Discovery Phase of Customized Employment also through Marc Gold and Associates and is now starting her certification for the Job Development phase, both phases take a minimum of 20 weeks to complete. She has also attended training and received her certification as a Tourism Ambassador through the Iron Range Tourism Bureau and the Tourism Ambassador Institute and will assist other individuals with becoming certified.

Exhibit at First Stage Gallery

VIRGINIA — The First Stage Gallery in the Lyric Center for the Arts will be featuring artwork by Craig Lund during the month of October. The exhibit titled, “Conversations with My Own Critter” is a series of drawings, representing a unique volume of work that both precedes and supports the new and expanding field of “Neuroaesthetics.”

“Neuroaesthetics is a recently recognized scientific field of inquiry that attempts to correlate brain behavior with aesthetic behavior using neural bases for comtemplation and creation of art work,” says Lund. “The images in this exhibit are relevant to this inquiry in that they explore the idea that differences in the right and left sides of a picture may also represent differences between the two hemispheres of the brain with regard to aesthetic problem solving.”

There will be an open house with artist, Craig Lund, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The artist will briefly talk about what lead up to this series of works, how he has created them, and what new understanding this volume of work may have to offer.

Lund’s work will be in the gallery through Oct. 27. Regular gallery hours are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The First Stage Gallery is located at 510 Chestnut Street.

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