The Human Journey: Works by Joachim Berthold

RECEPTION MAY 6. EXHIBIT MAY 6 – AUGUST 13. The Human Journey reflects artist Joachim Berthold’s lifelong desire to evolve and improve as an individual in order to create a better society. His work presents a story of connection using the human form reflected in relationships as they are created when a community comes together with strength and purpose for good. It is a story of humankind and community.

Quilt detail

A Quilter’s Perspective – 1915 to Present Day

Exhibit Discussion March 24. Exhibit Feb 5 – March 26. Open house Feb 5, 2 – 4pm. Every quilter has their own interpretation of what quilting is. From the utilitarian to decorative, quilting has expanded through the evolution of society, design, necessity and economics. With “A Quilter’s Perspective,” Lundorff broadens the definition of quilting for visitors while highlighting the diverse personalities who make them.

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.

Barbara, Uncharted Course Through Borderline Personality Disorder

Author Wendell Affield Book Launch

November 19, 6pm Book Signing & Reading. It’s one thing to write a book; it’s another to live it. Wendell Affield never knew his father. His childhood was punctuated by a volatile mother and an unpredictable stepfather. Barbara, Uncharted Course Through Borderline Personality Disorder is the culmination of a decade of research and interviews with mental health professionals as Affield learns to understand and appreciate the woman who haunted his childhood.

found objects

Open Community Art Workshop

Workshop August 29. Through the exploration and use of unconventional materials students will create their own small textile piece that will be put on exhibit in the Watermark. Students will be challenged to rethink what can be used to create textiles by bringing in their own found materials or to use ones provided by the gallery such as zip ties, pipe cleaners, film strips, wire etc.

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.