January 21 – February 27
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
“Circles have been a subject matter for me for over 25 years. I identify with the obvious references to the shape; centered, wholeness, sphere, etc. However, the attraction for me is the negative space that a circle or sphere evokes through shadow and space. I appreciate the fact that a circle is both an organic and a geometric shape.” – Jodi Reeb (Minneapolis, Minn.)
“Doublethink: Rights of the Child” by Moira Villiard
This exhibit of surrealist acrylic and water-soluble oil paintings, and digitally designed posters by Duluth-based artist Moira Villiard sheds light on the contradictory beliefs and behaviors towards children’s rights in the U.S. Each piece calls attention to the paradoxes in children’s rights advocacy through cognitive dissonance or “doublethink,” meaning the state in which a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, behaviors, or attitudes towards a topic or situation.
The exhibit is an ongoing traveling project, meant to be paired with programming and group discussion around the nuances of our personal and national beliefs on human rights. It aims to offer a foundation of legal human rights understanding for people on all parts of the political spectrum and encourages viewers to reflect on how they themselves, through values, reconcile personal contradictory beliefs.
SPECIAL EVENT: Rights of the Child Community Forum presented by The Phipps
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1 – 4 p.m.
Click here for more info.
“In this current, on-going series of images, I seek to interpret an appreciation of the intricacies and improvisation qualities of Jazz music. With my camera, I search for rhythms, passages and phrases of colors and textures in mainly neglected urban areas left alone to be subjected to natural decay and spray paint.” – Steve Johnson (Hudson, Wis.)
“There are many reasons for creating art, and for me it is always personal. For these works, it was a healing process, a way to grieve. I began when I was ready. Picking up the scissors and starting a collage was an important first step. I didn’t think about how it would develop beforehand. Colors appeared. I found them comforting, not jarring. And the shapes reflected the complexity of loss and change. I wanted to find a calm place inside, and I believe I have.” – Carol Adleman (Luck, Wisc.)
“Approaching every day with an open mind and an open heart, I gain inspiration from my sleeping and waking dreams and embrace their capacity to connect the physical and metaphysical realms. I believe that the process of creating art connects me with a larger energy and it is through my participation as a conduit for that energy that my art achieves authenticity. During the creative process, I focus on cultivating a sense of play; each new piece represents the beginning of a new journey into the unknown.” – Susan M. Davies (Buffalo, Minn.)
“Little Plum Pottery represents the combined efforts of husband/wife team Art Gannett and Barbara Andersen. Art is the potter, and Barbara does the glaze work. Art’s approach to form is purely classical: clean, simple lines creating a geometric form which has its own internal sense to it. Barbara’s glazing is…sprayed, with different glazes layered one over another to create a unique effect. Then the wood fire adds its own unique element to the outcome, producing variations which cannot be planned or controlled.” – Art Gannett and Barbara Andersen (Pepin, Wisc.)