In and Out of the Thicket, Diamond Knispel

Wild Whimsy of the Northwoods

RECEPTION Feb 10. Exhibit Feb 10 – April 28.The lively, whimsical paintings explore the stories experienced by flora and fauna hidden in the forest on one warm spring day. The artist’s brush strokes and color choices were influenced by discoveries made when she explored this unseen and unheard world. The lively, whimsical paintings explore the stories experienced by flora and fauna hidden in the forest on one warm spring day. The artist’s brush strokes and color choices were influenced by discoveries made when she explored this unseen and unheard world.

painting by Alice Blessing

Thirteen: Nonconformity – Alice Blessing

Artist’s Talk March 26, 2 – 4pm. Exhibit: Extended to March 26. With her newest series of bold and bright portraits of children, Alice Blessing journeys through the developmental consequences of patriarchy and systematic oppression. Originally exploring feminism and puberty, Blessing’s deeply personal concept evolved to address intersectionality, gender and diversity.

Party in the Garden

Abstractions x Four – Charles Alberti

Reception: Oct 1, 5-7pm. Exhibit: October 1 – November 27, 2021. This exhibit is the outgrowth of a recently published chapbook sharing his life as an artist. By focusing on abstract concepts, Alberti says he has let color dominate and control his expressions with color becoming the tool of investigation and discovery.

Best Seat in the House -Lowell Wolff

Reflections of Northern Minnesota – Lowell Wolff

Presentation September 16 6pm. Exhibit July 2 – Sep 25, 2021: The word “reflection” can describe a contemplative mental state or the mirroring of light, particularly the reflection off water – a centerpiece of northern Minnesota identity. One hopes that the exhibit illustrates the fusion of both meanings into the viewer’s experience creating visual artistry through a lens.

Chanterelles

Restorative Loops – Kristen Anderson, Visual Fiber Artist

Exhibit & Online Image Gallery February 17 – May 1, 2021: Years of witnessing plants and animals adapt to phenological changes and seasonal cycles, certain elements have surfaced to intertwine with visual fiber artist Kirsten Anderson’s life. Her wool-felted tapestries are an exploration of these relationships their circles of connection and reciprocity.

Big Bins - John Pearson

Invisible Valley – John Pearson, Photographer & Printmaker

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: June 5 – July 31, 2020. “Invisible Valley” presents a selection from the hundreds of photos John Pearson gathered as he explored the Red River Valley area of North Dakota and Minnesota in June of 2016. The resulting photos reveal his persistent fascination with how people establish their place in the environment.

Natalia

Other Dimensions – Natalia Himmirska, Painter & Print Maker

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – May 8, 2020
Closing Reception: CANCELLED. The paintings and prints on display reflect her research into new media, which she introduced into the art curriculum at BSU to enhance her students’ scope in the painting and graphics  disciplines.

“Other Dimensions” is Natalia Himmirska’s retrospective exhibition, representing  works executed  during her “Minnesota Period” at Bemidji State University beginning in 2003 until this spring, when she will retire as a full professor.