After suffering the joys and foibles of several lovely-yet-inadequate separate locations
on Lake Superior in Grand Marais Minnesota, Sivertson Gallery’s gallery and frame
shop operations are at last under the same roof in a thoughtful remodeling of an
old department store located on the charming village’s main retail street. The building
is a modern structure; Olson's solution to displaying art there was to keep it modern
and, using design cues such as eccentric angles, minimalist displays and subtle color
shifts, accentuate the art in a museum shop atmosphere.
The fireplace is a take on a Lake Superior crib dock structure and hearkens back
to the Sivertson family's commercial fishing roots.