In-person galleries exhibition with virtual walk-through
Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Extended Saturday Hours: December 5, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; January 9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“When painting I delineate topographies of space-time by conflating visible forms in nature and the invisible energies described by theoretical physics. I paint fantasy environments as metaphors for landscapes of the mind, the imagery a product of combining senses shaped not only by light, but by sounds, smells, touch and taste. These perceptions are synthesized and translated through a personal language of bimorphic symbols.”
Project 30.1: A Community Mural
Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Ron Brown, Stephanie Howell, Lissa Karpeh, Liz Malanaphy, David Markson, Geno Okok, Sebastian Rivera, Thomasina Topbear and Moira Villiard
This group exhibit will feature work by the ten artists involved in the community mural Project 30.1. Through their artwork, statements and bios in the exhibit, become familiar with the seven local and regional artists who were chosen to create the panels for the mural; the two artists who served as advisors on the project, T-coumba T. Aiken and Moira Villiard; and the lead artist on the project, Hudson resident Liz Malanaphy.
“I make all sorts of things: public art, fiber art, art glass architecture, and sculpture. This collection of hand-knit tapestries blurs the line between art and garment. I call them “vestments”. They can be hung as 2-dimensional pieces or wrapped and fastened around the body as garments. They are inspired by the natural world and the phases of the sun.”
Naomi Tiry Salgado
“My current painting series, Urban Life in the Bold North, started in the fall of 2019 with a plan to capture typical street scenes of Minneapolis and St. Paul over a year’s time. Then 2020 hit. First by receiving the full impact of a global pandemic, and then shaken to the very core by the death of George Floyd, urban life in the Twin Cities has become anything but typical. Now my series has become a soul-searching endeavor that aims to capture a year of change, loss and hope.”
“I am constantly inspired by everyday events and my work tends to focus on things that reminds us of the natural world, things we see, people we have met, and places we have been. Art can speak to all of us, it can lift spirits, provoke memories, create emotions and connect the past to the present.”
Atrium, Gallery and Lobby
Many Voices, One Planet
Featuring members of the What We Need is Here artist Group: Gloria Adrian, Barb Bend, Vicki Ehlers, Stephen J. Gates, Deanna Grigus, Theresa Harsma, Jan Hayman, Paula Kelty, Cheryl Maplethorpe, Nan Riegel, Sue Rowe, River Maria Urke, LeslieAnne VanHouter, Jill Waterhouse and Linda Webster
Heart Listening features new work by artists who participated in a monthly seminar series from July 2019 to March 2020. This marks the 11th year The Phipps has organized these gatherings under the name What We Need is Here, which was taken from the title of a poem by writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry.
The 2019-20 seminar series explored the theme of healing and belonging and focused on both the natural environment and cultural diversity. Together, this dedicated group of area artists participated in the St. Croix RiverFest river clean-up; visited a restored prairie and woodland; went on a docent-led tour of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at Mia; met with the curators from all My Relations Arts and Two Rivers Gallery for a tour of their exhibit Changing Horizons; toured the Somali Museum of Minnesota, where they also participated in a weaving workshop with Somali women elders; were given a tour by the co-curator of Let There Be Space in Our Togetherness, a national juried exhibit of work by Southwest Asian and North African artists at SooVAC and organized with the Arab American arts organization Mizna; and participated in a dreamwork exercise led by Sheila Asato.
Heart Listening seeks to make connections and reflect upon the seminar’s seemingly disparate experiences. At this time of great displacement due to global warming, human and environmental exploitation, and other unsustainable practices, it is important that we listen with love and compassion to all voices and use art as a means to tell our truths. Only in this way can we learn from one another to find common ground and create thriving communities — we need one another’s support through our healing. We all share the desire to feel we belong.