Exhibits

Cook Gallery

Williams

ROBERT A. WILLIAMS:
WELSH COUNTRYSIDE

“My painings and sketches are inspired by a recent visit to my ancestral homeland, Wales. I hope to provide the viewer a glimpse of the colors, history and poetic culture of these unique people."

 

 

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 11-27
Reception: Sat., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

Ann Judkins

ANN JUDKINS:
PI TO 100 PLACES

“Pi to 100 places is the intersection of mathematics and art. It is a piece of infinity displayed on a gallery wall; a quantity of numbers in space, precision mixed with abstraction, formula versus randomness."


 

 



Exhibit Dates: Sept. 11-27
Reception: Sat., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

Andrew Judkins

ANDREW JUDKINS:
PAINTINGS

“By staring at a small spot in culture that interests me, I am able to make work that arrests with a strange narrative and represents much more than the obvious subject at hand, Roy Kelton Orbison. It’s an ongoing experiment.”


 


Exhibit Dates: Sept. 11-27
Reception: Sat., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

donatelle

VINCENZIO DONATELLE:
A TALE OF CONFLICTING NARRATIVES

“The repetitive images and textures in my etchings and screens create semi-narrative work in the form of paintings, collages, and prints. I often employ sculptural elements to activate the space within the gallery, thus forming a middle ground between content within the picture frame and the viewer."

 

 

 



Exhibit Dates: July 10-26
Reception: Sat., July 12, 7-9 p.m.


Cook Gallery

depuydt

DONALD DEPUYDT:
ETCHINGS & LITHOGRAPHS

“My images are process-driven. They evolve, in large part from trial and error. I print my etching plates and litho stones in different sequences and different colors to allow the element of surprise. I often rework the plates of earlier prints and incorporate them into new images. By combining figurative and architectural references with intuitive mark-making, I hope to strike a balance between control, structure, and spontaneity.”

 

 

Exhibit Dates: July 10-26
Reception: Sat., July 12, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

knecht

JONATHAN KNECHT:
MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
AND PHOTOGRAPHY

This exhibition is a collection of works representing troubling social issues that I feel are within our capability to change, but due to greed and power never seem to be fixed. These photographs and mixed media sculptures were created to work through my frustrations and feelings of helplessness at these situations.

 

 

 

 

 



Exhibit Dates: June 12-28
Reception: Sat., June 14, 7-9 p.m.



Cook Gallery

bend_of_river

BEND OF THE RIVER
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB:
PLACES & FACES

Visual artists from the Bend of the River Photography Club share their unique perspectives and interpretations on familiar "Places and Faces."

 

 

 

 



Exhibit Dates: June 12-28
Reception: Sat., June 14, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda Gallery, Cook Gallery, Fireplace Room

entry

2014 CARNEGIE ART CENTER
JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror-selected works from more than 200 emerging and established artists. Five $200 "awards of excellence" are part of the April 19 opening reception.

The 2014 Carnegie Art Center Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Cambria. Award sponsors include Enventis, Eide Bailly, Hilltop Florist, Tailwind Group, and members of Minnesota State University, Mankato Art Faculty.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Exhibit Dates: April 17-May 24
Reception: Sat., April 19, 7-9 p.m.




Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

bidelman

PAM BIDELMAN:
RETROSPECTIVE

This retrospective spans the twenty-four years of my second life as an aspiring artist. Humbling, to have gained so much, yet to not have achieved all I hoped to do. It doesn't matter, really. I simply live a blessed life, able to lift a brush, a pencil, a brayer, every day, among friends. My thanks to the Carnegie Art Center for encouraging this opportunity to review and reflect on what I have done and ponder what the future might bring.

 

 

 

 



Exhibit Dates: March 6-22
Reception: Sat., March 8, 7-9 p.m.



Cook Gallery

olson

DAVID ALAN OLSON:
HOLD STILL: RECENT WORKS IN PASTEL

James Joyce in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man writes of “the whatness of a thing” as that “supreme quality of beauty” which is recognized when “you see that it is that thing which it is, and no other thing.” He called these perceptions “enchantments of the heart.” These quotes from Joyce probably best describe my intent.


Exhibit Dates: March 6-22
Reception: Sat., March 8, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery, Fireplace Room

winkler


JOSH K. WINKLER:
CONQUERING NATURE'S LARGEST

My work observes the fantastic realities of landscape places. From flawed histories of North America and its peoples, to an examination of the contemporary anomalous, my images emphasize a swollen disconnect between contemporary Americans and the history of the land Euro-Americans have so quickly managed to inhabit.

By embellishing historical contradictions with visual exaggeration, the work brings awareness to unknown or overlooked follies of the both the past and the present. These prints and drawings satirize human excesses, the concept of land ownership, and masculine impulses to summit and conquer. I conceive the work through research and most often, direct experience of place. The finished work creates a hybrid environment of introspection and revelation. 


Exhibit Dates: Feb. 6-22
Reception: Sat., Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.


Cook Gallery

hansen


JOEL HANSEN:
LATLONELE: AN EXPLORATION OF PLACE

Latlonele (a fabricated word created from condensing latitude, longitude and elevation) is part of an ongoing project where I try to recognize and photograph beauty in the ordinary environment, my residence.


Exhibit Dates: Feb. 6-22
Reception: Sat., Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda Gallery, Cook Gallery, Fireplace Room

carnegie doors


2013 CARNEGIE MEMBERS' EXHBITION

This exhibition celebrates our members’ inspiration and recognizes their importance to our community.

Member support has facilitated gallery and education programming, provided artists with a venue in the gift shop, created studio space opportunities, preserved our historic building, and now will address the process of making that building accessible to everyone. We hope to see you at the reception!

 






Exhibit Dates: Dec. 5-21
Reception: Sat., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m.



Rotunda Gallery

van tol


NOEL VAN TOL:
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: NORTHERN ROOTS

“I hope to show you a glimpse of our historic home in the Pascagoula River Flyway. Immersing myself in a new culture of painterly friends and teachers has given me an opportunity to renew my love of painting. Surrounded by water, bayous, marshes and the Gulf of Mexico, watercolor best suites the transparency of our world in Moss Point.”

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 7-23
Reception: Sat., Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m.



Cook Gallery

tostenson


GERRY TOSTENSON:
SMALLSCAPES


“To be outside, to hear a bird sing, a squirrel chatter, a leaf rustle. Along with nature’s palette, these are the things that excite me. Plein air is the perfect marriage of both as I try to capture that brief moment in the day when the light is perfect, the wind cooling, the music of nature calling me to paint.”


Exhibit Dates: Nov. 7-23
Reception: Sat., Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m.




Rotunda Gallery

anderson


LISA ANDERSON & JEFF DEITERING:
PAINTED OUT OF A CORNER


“I am obsessed with color, and the relationships between color layers. My paintings are about shape and texture both implied and existent. They are about taking a closer look both at the painting and life.” - Lisa Anderson






deiteringr

 

“My paintings are the result of an instinctual, reactionary process of relating shapes and patterns to one another, almost like assembling a loose collage. My paintings are not necessarily about anything particular or specific. I've always preferred mystery over matter.” - Jeff Deitering

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates: Oct. 10-26
Reception: Sat., Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.


Cook Gallery

paulson


SHERYL PAULSON:
ABSTRACT INSPIRATIONS


“Nature has always been a significant influence throughout my life, particularly bird-related imagery, focused on capturing the beauty and essence of their character. Color harmonies and textural qualities are explored to create a relationship between image and form.

The forms are created using hand-built as well as wheel-thrown techniques. The sculptures go through multiple firings utilizing low-fire textured glazes and gold-tone and copper lusters. The detailed painted patterns are then sealed with triple layers of high-gloss sealer.” - Sheryl Paulson


Exhibit Dates: Oct. 10-26
Reception: Sat., Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery

hope thier


HOPE THIER:
NOTES & DETAILS


"The process of painting is as important to me as the finished work. Each painting begins with a direction that I want to take the work in, and I rely on intuition to establish the rest.

Using mixed media, the works in this exhibition portray how individuals identify with themselves, how society sees the individual, and how the individual wants society to see them."





Exhibit Dates: Sept. 5-21
Reception: Sat., Sept. 7, 7-9 p.m.

 


Cook Gallery

tim james


TIM JAMES:
PULP FUSION


"I paint and sculpt abstractly because it affords me the freedom to express ideas without being tied by visual representations. I like the idea of visual suggestions, an ambiguous story that makes it necessary for the viewer to bring his or her own experiences, relationships, and perspectives to the viewing."




 


Exhibit Dates: Sept. 5-21
Reception: Sat., Sept. 7, 7-9 p.m.

 

 


Rotunda Gallery

hyduke


DAVID HYDUKE:
METAL SCULPTURES RETROSPECT


This exhibition is a 35-year retrospect of metal sculpture. Working from his foundry in Kasota MN, David works predominately in bronze.
While formative work explored a wide variety of forms, current work revisits the human figure and the organic.



Exhibit Dates: July 11-27
Reception: Sat., July 13, 7-9 p.m.


Fireplace Room

carnegie history


HISTORY OF THE CARNEGIE
EXHIBIT


Step back 112 years in Carnegie Library history to see a display of artifacts and images. It’s all in the children’s reading room where Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy, Tacy and Tib and others came for storytime.





Exhibit Dates: July 11-27
Reception: Sat., July 13, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 


Cook Gallery

wilson


STEVE WILSON:
DISCONNECTED...A SENSE OF VIRTUAL REALITY 2013


“Mobile phones are increasingly affecting people's lives and relationships, even the pace and efficiency of life. In relation to the wider scope, whether it is making us connected or disconnected to the world around us, we can ask ourselves how it is to think in terms of time - transcending space & time, place - personal convenience, and a sense of virtual reality that happens while speaking or listening on the phone. As a result, these photographs document and contribute to the questions about unique objects that have become part of our everyday lives.”


Exhibit Dates: July 11-27
Reception: Sat., July 13, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery

jfinkler


JOHN FINKLER:
WHISPERS ON THE WIND

"I like the simplicity of a pen, ink, paper. In these drawings, the wind brings unsuspecting truths and falsehoods, humor and whimsy, perhaps a stark revelation about your existence."



Exhibit Dates: June 13 - 29
Reception: Sat., June 15, 7-9 p.m.


Fireplace Room

st peter 8


THE ST. PETER 8:
THE SKETCH GROUP

 

This eight-member group gathers weekly to draw and to discuss their work. Find out more (PDF).





Exhibit Dates: June 13 - 29
Reception: Sat., June 15, 7-9 p.m.


Cook Gallery

stoffregen


JILL STOFFREGEN:
MODERN ARCHAIC DRAWINGS


"Drawing, for me, is like a scent that lingers in air, like the trail left by paws in the snow, the impression made after something or someone has been gone over time." Learn more (PDF).





Exhibit Dates: June 13 - 29
Reception: Sat., June 15, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda Gallery, Cook Gallery, Fireplace Room

carnegie


CARNEGIE ART CENTER
JURIED EXHIBITION

 

100 juror-selected works by emerging and established artists. Sponsored by Cambria.

 

Exhibit Dates: April 18 - May 25
Reception: Sat., April 20, 7-9 p.m.
Awards Presentation: Sat., April 20, 8:30 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery

abrahamson


TYLER ABRAHAMSON:
CONCRETE

 

An installation of two- and three-dimensional work by Tyler Abrahamson, master's sculpture student at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

 

Exhibit Dates: March 7 - 23
Reception: Fri., March 8, 7-9 p.m.

Cook Gallery

finkler


ROBERT FINKLER:
BEFORE, MIDDLE, LAST, FIRST

 

New work by Robert Finkler, painter and faculty emeritus at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Exhibit Dates: March 7 - 23
Reception: Fri., March 8, 7-9 p.m.