Galleries feature nature-themed exhibitThree exhibitions highlighting our connection to the land and water featuring mixed media work of more than 50 regional artists will be on view through Sept. 25 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts.
Three exhibitions highlighting our connection to the land and water featuring mixed media work of more than 50 regional artists will be on view through Sept. 25 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. The shows are “Inspired by Nature” by The Great River Chapter of the American Botanical Society, “Places Between, Species Within” by Project Art for Nature, and “Ark and Preservation Sources” by Sandra Menefee Taylor. The opening reception is Friday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
In Gallery One, Sandra Menefee Taylor (St. Paul) will present a mixed media installation titled “Ark and Preservation Sources.” Throughout history and across cultural traditions there are ark myths and stories. Taylor uses natural objects and images to explore the idea of understanding and preserving what is important in nature.
“Places Between, Species Within,” a group exhibition by Project Art for Nature, a collaboration of artists and illustrators from throughout eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, will fill Galleries Two and Three, and the Overlook. Exhibiting artists are Richard Bonk, Mary Coughlan, Marj Davis, Kit Eastman, Michael Eble, Denise Friesen, Barbara Harman, Deb Kirkeeide, Ann Larson, Estela de Paola de Lerma, Suzanne Lewis, Dodie Logue, Ellen Finholt MacLeod, Rachel MaKarrall, Tom McGregor, Tammi Joy Parsons, John Pastor, Bonnie Ploger, Teri Power, Robyn Beth Priestley, David Spohn, Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson, Noreen Tyler, Diane Wesman, Bruce Wilson, and Vera Ming Wong. “Places Between, Species Within” received support from Andersen Corporation.
In the Commons, the Great River Chapter of the American Botanical Society presents work by 25 of their members in “Inspired by Nature.” Exhibiting artists are Marian Adcock, Yara Anderson, Karen Bell-Brugger, Rochelle Christensen, Kathy Creger, Debra D’Souza, Marj Davis, Jane Fisher, Suz Galloway, Marilyn Garber, Rena Garni, Nancy Gehrig, MaryBeth Hinrichs, Anne Jefferies, Jane Hancock, Terry Klepinski, Norma Nelson, Mary Anne O’Malley, Linda Powers, Nancy Rainville, Connie Scanlon, Scott Smith, Linda Thorson, Vicki Underland-Rosow, and Denise Walser-Kolar.
Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps will be closed September 3-5 in observance of Labor Day.
For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.