In-person galleries exhibition
Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 4:00 p.m.
Extended Sunday Hours: May 2, 9, 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“There is no singular way to perceive the world. The notion that each person’s perception is their reality fascinates me. That means our world — the world of humanity — is a combination of a vast diversity of realities… Through my art, I strive to express these colliding, collaborating and opposing perceptions.”
– Mary Pow (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Galleries Two and Three
Release: Minnesota Fly Fishing Artists
Josh DeSmit, Charlie Forbes, Ted C. Hansen and Jake Keeler are a group of artists living and working in Minneapolis and St. Paul. They are dedicated outdoorsmen who have cultivated unique bodies of work that push the boundaries of traditional sporting art. Release provides a survey of works spotlighting the encounters, emotions, and environs of a contemporary Midwestern sporting life. The artists offer a breadth of style, technique, and vision while finding cohesion in imagery and experiential knowledge. Together, they revel in the release of art making, harvesting the fruits of outdoor escapades, albeit in the in own distinct fashions.
– Dwight Tangren (Plymouth, Minn.)
Atrium and Riverview Galleries
This exhibition features new work by artists who participated in the What We Need is Here 2020 – 2021 seminar series, exploring the role of art and sustainability to create thriving communities. It reflects the monthly Zoom conversations they held over the past year, through the stress and heartache of life during COVID, of the death of George Floyd, and of the presidential election.
Mending is the act of repairing something that is broken. It implies intentionality and requires compassion. Mending also indicates the importance of the thing being mended, for we only invest time and resources to repair that which we value and deem worthy. The site where something has been mended becomes one of its strongest points, as is true of the scar tissue our bodies create to mend our wounds. And, if the seeming “imperfection” is embraced, these places can be a source of great beauty, as is exemplified by the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using gold, silver or platinum, known as kintsugi.
The theme of mending resonated with this group, as a rich resource for metaphors to communicate complicated ideas about contemporary society. The focus for these artists at this time is on mending that which is broken in our democracy, in our communities and culture, in our environment, and in our own lives and relationships.
Exhibiting artists: Gloria Adrian, Barb Bend, Vicki Ehlers, Stephen J. Gates, Deanna Grigus, Theresa Harsma, Jan Marie Hayman, Janet Houck, Cheryl Maplethorpe, Lynn Pagliarini, Teri Power, Nan Riegel, Sue Rowe, Judy Smith, Laura Tiede, River Maria Urke, LeslieAnn VanHouter, Jill Waterhouse and Linda Webster.