A Work in Process: The Artwork of Joachim Berthold
January 4 – March 24
Artist Reception: Jan. 4, from 5 – 7 pm
Meet special reception guests:
Berthold’s daughter, Ursula Murch, and grandsons, Robert & Chris Hamilton
A Work In Process: The Artwork of Joachim Berthold features sculpture and drawings. The central theme of Joachim Berthold’s artwork is “man.” Not the external manifestations of the human form, but rather, the essence of the human being. Berthold believed man to be a spiritual being, always evolving, constantly learning from the knowledge that was passed on from those who came before. He portrayed man as a work in process while in the physical world.
Berthold dedicated himself to represent the possibilities of man in spite of the sufferings and torments to which life exposes him. His sculptures are featureless, massive human forms representing man’s solidity. It is this solidity and grounded-ness that one can interpret as the possibility of hope. In some of the sculptures, the figures break through massive walls or evolve from masses, speaking to the transformation of man. The sculpture of human figures creating a human wall represents the strength that is found in the community of others.
Madwewe – It Is Heard
January 11 – March 30
Artist Reception: January 11, from 5-7 p.m.
Multi-media exhibit featuring work by Kent Estey, Rod Northbird, Angela Two Stars and Xilam Balam Ybarra.
There are so many ways to hear culture – through songs, words, sounds and more. This exhibit reflects on how we make ourselves heard. From instruments to images, there will be stories told that reassure us of the rich and beautiful diversity in our Indigenous world.
Feb 28: “Picking Sweet Grass With Ma” – Artist Talk by Kent Estey at 6 p.m.
March 1: Artist Reception from 5 – 7 p.m. with special presentation by Xilam Balam Ybarra.
On Native Land
January 7 – March 24
Artist Reception: February 1 | 5 – 7 p.m., Artist Talk at 6
Come see the photography of Joseph Allen (Rosebud Sioux), David Manuel (Red Lake Nation), Manidoikwe Devlin (St. Croix Nation) and E. Jourdain, Jr (Red Lake Nation). This exhibit celebrates each artist’s connection to place and the importance of land to Indigenous communities.
In addition to the featured artists, this exhibit includes a collage open to photographers everywhere! Submit work to be included on one wall of the exhibit via Facebook or Instagram by including the hashtags #onnativeland #watermarkartcenter in the caption. You must use both hashtags to enter. Submissions will be accepted throughout the duration of the show but must be submitted by Jan 29 to be up for the artist reception. Limit 6 photo submissions per person.
Creatures of the Commonplace
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
January 4 – May 27
The clay and paper works presented in this exhibit are examples of the inspiration that animals have on artists. The artists have utilized the physical attributes of animals to represent their mass, their fun-loving nature and the essence of their form to convey ideas that reinforce our connectedness with nature.