What’s In Store: Art here, there and everywhere

A chair with a seat made from belts at Dwell Local in Rochester.

Patients and visitors have asked and Mayo Clinic has delivered a book containing photographs and information on much of its art collection, titled "Art and Healing at Mayo Clinic."

"Art plays a vital role in the healing mission of Mayo Clinic — an inspiration for our patients as well as our staff," said Matt Dacy, executive editor of Art and Healing at Mayo Clinic. "For years, people have requested a book about Mayo's art collection, which is now possible, thanks to the generosity of The Barry Foundation."

Artwork in the book is organized by type: glass, textiles, paintings and prints, sculpture, photography, ceramic, mixed media, and ancient, ethnographic and folk art. It includes artwork located in the Arizona and Florida campuses as well as the Rochester campus.

The 175-page book sells for $19.95 and is available in Rochester at four Mayo Clinic gift shops: in the subway level of the Gonda Building, in the Siebens Building, and at Mayo Clinic Hospital–Methodist and Mayo Clinic Hospital–Saint Marys.

Art Dwelling Local


"We're really trying to focus on locally made, handcrafted items," said Paul Bennett, owner of Dwell Local , 602 Seventh St. N.W., Rochester.

The store carries a variety of housewares, gifts and furnishings. Bennett would like for his shop to be a go-to spot for gift-giving occasions. There, you can find benches, dining room chairs, and rocking chairs with belt-embellished seats and backs.

"I've bought 500 belts in one day," Bennett said. "I'll buy out an entire store, hitting up all the little towns."

One piece takes about eight hours to make with all of the materials present and ready, he said.

Chairs, benches, and rocking chairs range in price from $115 to $175. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Other times are available by appointment for design consultations.

Art and groceries

Pillows designed using traditional block-print technique have just arrived at People's Food Co-op .

General Merch buyer Briana Brewington purchases the metallic block print pillows through Handmade Expressions , a wholesaler that specializes in fair trade goods from India. The pillows are block printed in geometric and floral prints with azo-free metallic dyes. The pillows retail for $34.99.


"If I can find it local, that's awesome. Things that are fair trade, that's awesome, Brewington said. "We want to be able to have something for everyone."

The co-op is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is at 519 First Ave. S.W.

Metallic block print pillow from Handmade Expressions, available at People's Food Co-op in Rochester.

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