Reception: Friday, March 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, with pre-reception gallery talk by Gloria Adrian Deinstall: M, Apr 6
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m.
As well as one hour before and during performances in the theaters.
Gallery One: Mark Granlund – oil on canvas
“My experience of the Northern Minnesota landscape breaks down my socialized self to one that is elemental: one that responds to rhythm, sound, and solidity more than the fluid nature of a social setting. I try to capture this experience here in these paintings while pushing the elements of the landscape to become more abstract.”
– Mark Granlund (St. Paul, Minn.)
Gallery Two: Michelle Kaisersatt – clay sculpture
“Life and nature: my source of inspiration. The foundation upon which I place my feet as I venture into the creation of each individual piece. With the deepest respect for everything created in nature, I am inspired. From the uniqueness of a single leaf to the ethereal expression of dancing on a breeze.”
– Michelle Kaisersatt (St. Peter, Minn.)
Gallery Two: Kimber Olson– mixed media fiber sculpture
“Grounded in an ecofeminist framework that respects organic processes, sentience in plant and animal life, intuition and embodied knowing, my work presents alternative ways of seeing and thinking about the environment to mend current disconnects between culture and nature, and it draws attention to vulnerable yet critical resources andecology of Earth.”
– Kimber Olson (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Gallery Three: Gloria Adrian – mixed media painting
“This series of work reflects the diversity of people surrounding my life. My community is varied in many ways yet uniform in others. It is ordinary and complex, conventional and exceptional. I am celebrating the strength of this community through the richness found in the innerconnectedness of the people within it.”
– Gloria Adrian (Hudson, Wis.)
Riverview Gallery: Gregory T. Wilkins – mixed media photographs
“Working at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art during the United States Congress’ Culture War on the National Endowment for the Arts, I was empowered to use my artistic voice to create opportunities for dialogue and to address modern day concerns. In this exhibition, I encourage viewers to reflect on the natural environment and social justice [and] to think about their own privilege and how they might affect change.”
– Gregory T. Wilkins (Mankato, Minn.)
Overlook Gallery: Mark Ostapchuk – St. Paul, MN – mixed media painting
“My visual work often is marked by bright colors, obsessive patterns and a willingness to revise and build up more than a few layers of translucent and opaque veils of paint. I suppose the fondness I developed many years ago for Matisse’s tight compositions and elegant color arrangement still gives me clues about how to play out my own drawings and paintings.”
– Mark Ostapchuk (St. Paul, Minn.)
Atrium Gallery and Lobby: Medicine Men – from the collection of Hudson Hospital – lithographs