Miikanan Gallery | Kaul Gallery
Nibikaang – From the Water
July 11 – September 22
Opening reception: July 11 | 5pm-7pm
Juried exhibit featuring work by artists living within the Mississippi
Watershed, Great Lakes or Red River of the North that explores their
relationship to water.
Rivers and watersheds are a metaphor as to how we are all connected. This exhibit will explore both the diverse perspectives and shared experiences that have been formed in this region, where water is so fundamental to our way of life.
Existential Psychoanalysis (What is Life)
August 9 – Oct 25
Opening reception: August 9 | 5 – 7 p.m.
“Existential Psychoanalysis (What is Life)” is a series of portraits by Bemidji artist Tawnee Corning, with images of outer space and nature projected onto them to portray the feelings that come with the struggle of finding the meaning and purpose of one’s life.
Inspiration for the psychedelic themes of Tawnee’s paintings come from her love of 1960’s & 1970’s music, poster art, and psychedelic light shows.
“In my latest series “Existential Psychoanalysis (What is life?)”, I am examining the haunting void felt in day-to-day life, consequential to directing the attention towards thoughts of the unknown. Specifically, the mysteries of how our universe, and our life as a whole, came to be.” (more…)
This project was funded, in part, by an Individual Artist’s Grant from Region 2 Art Council, 2018.
August 9 – Oct 25
Opening Reception: August 9 | 5 – 7 pm
Lonnie Knutson created in a myriad of mediums and subject matters for some 40 years, eventually landing in abstract. This exhibit includes acrylic and oil on canvas.
“I prefaced with this story as it expresses my feelings about the creative experience. The work begins with a seed and grows, building on layers giving it depth and importance. The idea doesn’t go away, but keeps building until it reaches the point where it is time to ‘rest’ and do the work.” (more…)
This project was made possible by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
Creating from Nature:
Inspiration from the Landscape
June 1 – September 14
Combining observations with the emotional connections of being in the landscape, artists create pieces that speak to their experience, each interpreting in their own way, while connecting us to the landscape.
Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of our exhibit programming!