The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have partnered with consulting group Sports & The Arts to curate a visual art collection for the new U. S. Bank Stadium. The Minneapolis stadium will showcase original art commissioned by over three dozen area artists including Bush Fellows David Rathman (BF’92), Peyton Scott Russell (BF’12) and Carolyn Swiszcz (BF’02).

Rathman, whose work has been featured from the Twin Cities to Milan, Italy, primarily creates watercolor and oil paintings on paper and canvas. Many of his scenes depict interpretations of Wild West cowboys, junkyard cars, football players and more. 

Tumbling Text by Peyton Scott Russell
Tumbling Text by Peyton Scott Russell

Russell’s graffiti art can be found in public and private spaces across the United States. As a community advocate and teacher, he works to broaden the public’s understanding and appreciation of graffiti art.

Taking the overlooked bits of everyday life, Swiszcz gives new and interesting life to places like corporate office buildings, strip malls and churches. Her bright combination of painting and printmaking has put the Minnesota-based artist on the map.