Elements of Nature: Sculpture by Bud Burger and Photography by John & Marilyn Walsh
June 13 – August 25
Artist Reception: June 13, 5-7 p.m.
This multi-media exhibit captures the beauty and integrity of animals and landscapes from North America and Africa. Featuring life-size bronze sculptures and statuettes by Bud Burger and digital photography by John & Marilyn Walsh, this exhibit treats audiences to a detailed view of scenes and species rarely seen in person.
Bud Burger of Bemidji, MN is the former owner and co-founder of Burger Brothers Sporting Goods. His work is created using the ancient process of Lost Wax Casting, producing finely detailed wildlife sculptures.
John & Marilyn Walsh are avid travelers who have spent many years documenting the landscapes and wildlife found on their journeys. When not traveling, they split their time between the Twin Cities metro area and northern Minnesota.
Indanishinaabekwew – I am an Anishinaabe Woman by Hillary Kempenich
May 4 – June 23
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 10, 5-7 p.m. Artist Talk at 6
A continuing journey of self-discovery, family history and the empowering of Native Nations. This painting exhibit honors women and children as they rise up to the challenges imposed on society and make the steps necessary to overcome historical trauma.
Hillary Kempenich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, currently resides in Grand Forks, ND. She is an established studio artist and advocate for the arts, education, social justice, and Native issues. Kempenich has been part of the 2011 IPPY Outstanding Books of the Year, Storytelling Time: Native North American Art, with a growing list of group and solo shows as well as receiving recognition throughout the Midwest. The year of 2015 proved to be successful for her career, marked by awards from the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Native Arts Gathering and the First Peoples Fund. She also received the First Peoples Fund 2016 Artist in Business Grant and Fellowship Award. Her work continues to be featured in galleries throughout the Midwest. Learn more about her at her website.
The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible
June 1 – July 28, 2018
Artist Reception: June 1, 5-7 p.m. with Artist Talk at 6.
A series of drawings created on the pages of the New York Times. This is a multiyear project, elaborating on ordinary and extraordinary phenomena, physical preoccupations, anxieties, news stories, and observations regarding the details of everyday living.
Lou Ferreri is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Bemidji State University and the MFA program at the University of Oregon. Ferreri is a McKnight Foundation Fellowship award winner and a two-time recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. He was an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University, Metro State University, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He taught drawing, painting and ceramic sculpture at White Bear Lake High School for 15 years. Ferreri wrote and illustrated Ostrich Logic, published in 2003, and a memoir, So Long, Betty and Veronica, published in 2014. He and his wife live in St. Paul, Minnesota. He works full time writing, drawing and painting.
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BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
April 6 – August 24
A collection of ceramic and print work from the Bemidji State University collections that focuses on the use of the human figure as inspiration when creating works of art. The pieces from the print collection are images that use the human form to represent the beauty, the simplicity, the strength and the vulnerability of the human experience.