A special thank you to ELM RIVER CREDIT UNION in Kindred, ND for hosting a lovely display from two local artists!
Steve Trangsrud (left) lives in West Fargo where he is a substitute teacher. He took art classes at California State University, Northridge and has enjoyed creating and selling his art sine the late 1980's. The piece on the left was created using acrylic paint and the piece on the right is an oil pastel based on a 1962 Instamatic 126 film portrait in square format - he's the child in between the parents!
Hank Trangsrud (right) lives in West Fargo, ND and is married to Joyce. He farmed in rural Kindred, ND for many years and has been wood turning since retirement. He carves wood using a lathe which turns the wood while he holds the knife to shape the piece. He doesn't really go looking for pieces of wood but uses wood from logs or fallen trees. Hank doesn't sell his items but has donated pieces to different organizations like Norman Church, the Lions club and the Fargo Air Museum.