Sesquicentennial art: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will host a Minnesota Sesquicentennial Art Exhibit Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 with an opening reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at which a local author and musician will also be featured...
Sesquicentennial art: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will host a Minnesota Sesquicentennial Art Exhibit Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 with an opening reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at which a local author and musician will also be featured. Northwest Minnesota Arts Council received a grant to create an art exhibit reflecting Minnesota's 150 years of statehood. All the pieces were created within 5-inch acrylic cubes that went on display at regional venues in May and will continue through December. About the art: The cubed pieces have been created by school and art groups. The cubes focus on Minnesota winters, Itasca State Park, Chippewa powwows, and the influenza pandemic. Some individual artists also participated.
- Eunice Renee Kuhn: "Flora, Fauna & Fantasy," art by Eunice Renee Kuhn of Devils Lake, will be exhibited Sept. 2 through Oct. 1 at Dakota Harvest Bakers Gallery in Grand Forks. Kuhn graduated from UND with an art degree and taught school for 33 years in Kokomo, Ind. (1965-1968), Sioux Falls, S.D., (1969-1971) and East Grand Forks (1974-1999). Her art reflects similarities between the beauty of nature and the flow of music.
- Aba Bayefsky: The Winnipeg Art Gallery will open "Aba Bayefsky: Paintings, Drawings and Graphics" today featuring 56 works examining Canadian native legends and mythology, Biblical and Talmudic themes, and the "Dance of Death" works based on his work as an Official War Artist at the Belsen concentration camp in Germany. Bayefsky (1923-2001), born in Toronto, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and was commissioned as an Official War Artist with the Historical Section. In 1945, he produced a visual record of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp following its liberation and in 1979 was appointed to the Order of Canada. Info: wag.mb.ca.
- Eric A. Johnson: Artwork by UND Masters of Fine Arts program alumnus Eric A. Johnson has been selected for two regional juried exhibitions: "Spirit of Place," a regional juried exhibit (closed Aug. 2) at The New York Mills (Minn.) Regional Cultural Center, and at The MacRostie Art Center's 16th annual Juried Art Exhibition in Grand Rapids, Minn. The fantasy cityscapes "Moon Over Monday" and "Another Place" were chosen for the MacRostie center exhibit which runs through Aug. with a reception Aug. 15. Info: www.macrostieartcenter.org . About the artist: Johnson has rented the printmaking studio through the P.E.A.R.S. (printmaking education and research studio) at NDSU in Fargo frequently since 1999, where he continues to do his printmaking and assists the Master Printmaker, Kent Kapplinger.