Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon – 4:30 p.m.
As well as one hour before and during intermission at all performances in the theaters.
Keith Kaziak – Gallery One
“My work seeks to explore, navigate, and interpret the contemporary American social landscape. Driving my creative process is the feeling of tension that grows within me as I observe our world. I am challenged by the rampant sociopolitical issues of our time and have something to say. My work is my outlet; a reaction and response to these problems.”
– Keith Kaziak (Stevens Point, Wis.)
“What We Don’t Talk About” – Galleries Two and Three
with Katie Beumer, Zulma Davila, Anne Kramer, Laura Mayo, Ann Meany, Judith Sarah Rae, and Linda Seebauer Hansen
“We are a core group of women artists who find companionship and encouragement in regular gatherings to support meaningful observations of personal and visual growth and to recognize diversity. Our small group is intergenerational and we cherish the unique viewpoint each artist brings as we all have varying backgrounds and perspectives. We also work in different media and hold a range of emerging artist status. Yet, together we discover universality and authenticity as women who, in our lives, are artists, social activists, compassionate caregivers and dedicated educators. We clearly see the strengths and benefits of our combined voices and vibrant exchanges.”
“In this exhibition, we explore the rich theme: ‘What We Don’t Talk About.’ We acknowledge our shared time together as a valuable opportunity to stretch our personal interpretations of this theme and strengthen our creativity by courageously confronting and shedding light on what is dark, hidden, unspoken or fearful. Once you speak what is hidden there is light, and healing becomes possible.”
“This exhibition is also a means to engage the public to sense, look and react …We have discovered as a group, we are not alone. What we don’t talk about within the boundaries of societal conventions is reflected in our artwork … Making art is a means to open up and bring to the surface what is caught or stored beneath and to reconcile what needs to be let out in the world.”
Antuco Chicaiza – Riverview Gallery
“This body of work is a mixture of painting, collage, and drawing … Subjects include my relationships with family and friends, memories of the past, the struggle for social justice, and the workings of the political system. Cultural identity is a recurring theme in my work. I was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, but raised in Ecuador, my father’s native land. As the descendent of the Salasaca Indians, I draw upon their spirit in my work, expressed through the exaggerated hands, the strong color, and the passion with which I paint.”
– Antuco Chicaiza (Sweetwater, Tenn.)
Rebecca Campbell – Overlook Gallery
“My current work is a reflection of my home and surroundings, in Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay area …Each piece is inspired by the beauty of the local landscape or the personalities of the animals that inhabit this landscape. With these mosaics, I link art and nature in a way that draws attention to, and generates a deeper appreciation for, the interdependent habitats and ecosystems supporting the diverse flora and fauna of the Chequamegon Bay area.”
– Rebecca Campbell (Ashland, Wis.)
“To The Moon and Back” – Lobby
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing on July 20, The Phipps has organized a group exhibition of work by regional artists. The artists will show original work inspired by space exploration and how humankind’s ability to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere impacts our relationship to the cosmos. This is a multi-site exhibit, with work on view in the lobby at The Phipps Center, at Hudson Hospital & Clinic, and at Croixdale senior living center in Bayport, Minn.
Participating artists are Susan Armington, Margy Jean Balwierz, Barbara Riegel Bend, Taylor Berman, Sandy Bot-Miller, Cathy Durso, Kyle Fokken, Stephen J. Gates, Deanna Grigus, Steve Johnson, Jeannine Kitzhaber, Hend Al-Mansour, George G. I. Moore, Mat Ollig, Teri Power, Chholing Taha, Anna Toegel, and Jill Waterhouse.