Exhibits

Rotunda and Fireplace Galleries

cam_johnson

CAM JOHNSON: PAINTINGS - THE TWO FISH COLLECTION

“My work is an exercise in complex visual improvisation or jazz. In it, I attempt to push the boundaries of abstraction while maintaining recognizable figurative subject matter, thus allowing the viewer to relate and gain access to the expression therein.”

 

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

 

 

 



Cook Gallery

gary_moore

GARY MOORE: FINDING FORM

“It's four years since I moved to the US. I think it's had a profound effect on my work. This exhibition is a opportunity to step back and understand how a dramatic change in
environment can influence and inspire creative work.”

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotunda and Fireplace Galleries

invitational

CARNEGIE INVITATIONAL

The Carnegie hosts an exhibition of work from 26 2012-2015 gallery exhibitors:

Lisa Anderson
Pam Bidelman
Mike Cimino
Elspeth Carlstrom
Hope Cook
Bob Finkler
John Finkler
Brian Frink
David Hyduke
Joe Herke
Joel Hansen
Lynda Jacobsen
Tim James
Sonja Johnson
Ann Judkins
Andrew Judkins
Jon Knecht
Essie Mostaghimi
David Alan Olson
Sheryl Paulson
Charlie Putnam
Hope Thier
Noël Van Tol
Robert A. Williams
Steve Wilson
Josh Winkler

 

Exhibit Dates: July 9-25
Reception: Sat., July, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Cook Gallery

taylor swan lake loch ness

GENERATIONAL CONFLUENCE: VISIONS OF A FATHER AND SON - PART II

After three years with their cameras, Wes and James Taylor return with unique technical and conceptual photographic images which include motion parallax and macro photography.

Wes Taylor is an Art instructor at South Central College, specializing in photography and video production. Prior to teaching he was a CIO and IT manager and career commercial photographer in Utah.

James Taylor is a college student exploring the process of art and photography. He was the 2014 recipient of the International Photoshop World Guru award.


Join Wes and James for a Gallery Talk, Thu., July 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

 

Exhibit Dates: July 9-25
Reception: Sat., July, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

Rotunda Gallery

Loyland 2

JAMIE LOYLAND: PRINTS

Mapping her memories, Jamie expresses through abstract imagery the concept of what it means to be human and how experiences mold us into the people we are.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 



Fireplace Gallery

carnegie history

CARNEGIE HISTORY: IMAGES AND ARTIFACTS

Step back 111 years in Mankato and Carnegie Library history to the children’s reading room...the same room local author Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy, Tacy, and Tib came for story time in 1904.

 

Exhibit Dates: June 11-27

 

 

 

 


Rotunda, Cook, & Fireplace Galleries

Juried Exhibition

2015 CARNEGIE ART CENTER JURIED EXHIBITION

From the juror's statement:

"I was impressed with the gallery space, the community support, and the quality of the artwork submitted for this exhibition. I feel gratitude for being selected as a juror and I took enormous pleasure at viewing the artworks from a community that expresses passion and commitment to the visual arts.

The range of artworks, backgrounds, interests, and mediums was an immediate joy but quite a challenge to juror just a small selection for the exhibition. I strived to select artworks that I felt communicated successfully on their own but also within the context of the other artworks created in this community."

 

Exhibit Dates: April 16-May 23
Reception: Sat., April 18, 7-9 p.m.

Rotunda & Fireplace Galleries

greenwaldt

JASMINE GREENWALDT: FIGMENTS OF TRUTH

Within my work, I combine a mixture of gentleness and serenity with a contrast of harshness and activity. I simultaneously combine harmony and the feeling of being displaced. I do this by playing with color, light and form. The use of acrylic paint helps to capture my movements and allows me to work intuitively while applying many layers. Nature, emotions, music, and the objects around me are my inspirations. I don’t necessarily want to paint how things look but, instead, how they feel.”

 

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


Cook Gallery

13 Moons

JON OLSETH AND BRAD WIDNESS: 13 MOONS - A COLLABORATIVE BOOK AND ART WORK

“Northern native Americans marked the passage of time by stages of the moon, and the full moons in particular acknowledge a relationship between the moon and the earth...Each moon had a name and each name carried an understanding of all names.”

- Excerpt from “Thirteen Moons”

Please join Jon Olseth and Brad Widness for a free gallery talk and poetry reading Thu., March 12, 5:30-6:30.

 

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

 

Rotunda, Cook, & Fireplace Galleries

putnam

CHARLIE PUTNAM: VICTORY DANCE

“The finished works are the result of arranging and rearranging lines, shapes, spaces, and colors, until I reach a feeling of completion...a process a bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle.

On some level I continue to make images of people, places and things. As I start a new phase in my life, I really believe that my students taught me that making art is all about the journey of creating. The destination continues to change for
me.”

 

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

 

 

 

 


Rotunda, Cook, & Fireplace Galleries

Afternoon In Marseilles

BRIAN FRINK: MEMORY OF WATER

Paintings emerge that reflect the sounds, light, mass, and the constant slow movement of water, from a 2012 artist residency at the Heliker- LaHotan foundation.

Memory of Water is memory rooted in the earliest thoughts of our being: primal memories that exist beyond conscious, rational thought; or maybe memories that exist in dreams or half waking moments of recollection. The intent is to evoke our multiple associations with water, not just represent what it looks like.

 

Exhibit Dates: Dec. 4-20
Reception: Sat., Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m.


Rotunda, Cook, & Fireplace Galleries

Sonja

SONJA JOHNSON: ANIMAL FARM

Impressionistic paintings rendered with an abstracted realism that depicts her thirty year relationship with farm animals.

Her recent solo exhibitions include Waldorf College, Blanden Art Museum as well as published works for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, JAVMA.

 

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

Rotunda, Cook, & Fireplace Galleries

Essie

ESSIE MOSTAGHIMI:
35

A thirty-five year retrospective of paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculpture. It began with sketches in ink and evolved into using symbolism and powerful images of his daughters as a conduit for social and environmental commentary.

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates: Oct. 9-25
Reception: Sat., Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.

 

 


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.