ST. CLOUD TIMES — Mary Bruno has always been a spitfire for the local arts community, propelling events like Shop Small Crawl and serving as director of the Visit Joetown convention and visitors bureau efforts, but what Bruno doesn’t normally share in much detail, is her own personal success.
From her ink-covered studio in St. Joseph the smell of fresh cotton paper and the whir and clank of the workings of the 100-year-old presses fill the air, carved wood blocks litter the windowsills and fill the letterpress drawers.
Right before quarantine shut down campuses nationwide, Bruno installed a show at her alma mater, St. Cloud State University.
The show went up in early March and she just removed it. It was never open to the public for viewing.
The show, titled “The Recollection,” covers the media and techniques Bruno has been working with for the last 15 years though the work in the show was created recently.