May 2 - May 31, 2016
Gregory Walter is an Assistant Professor of Art at Dickinson State University. His exhibition, with cooperation of the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, titled Missouri Valley Gold features his most recent series of paintings exploring the beauty and variety of the landscape found in the Missouri River Valley from Nebraska to North Dakota. Missouri Valley Gold will run May 4 - 31, 2016.
"The diversity of this landscape in which I live is profound, and I believe that a landscape artist such as myself could spend a lifetime exploring its subtleties without growing bored with it. Everything from the lay of the land to the lighting above, and the way in which the changing atmosphere affects the color and contrast stimulates my creative instincts." Walter added, "Recently, a fellow artist and colleague paid me the highest compliment by telling me that although he has lived a large portion of his life here, he had never considered the landscape particularly beautiful. However, after looking at several of my paintings, he has taken a new interest in the local countryside, and now sees an aesthetic which he had previously missed. This comment touched right at the heart of my primary goal as an artist: to show others the beauty and dynamic which they may have missed, and to help others find beauty where they had not looked for it in the past".
May 2 - May 31, 2016
Wendy Kimble's exhibition features a mixed media approach to the exploration of the female form in a historical to modern day timeline. Kimble has always been drawn to capturing the female body through her art. Kimble stated, "Your journey through my exhibition will end with our true modern day Venus' focusing on the acceptance of ourselves and teaching our daughters that true beauty is within us." Modern Venus is Kimble's Capstone exhibition in partial fulfillment of her Bachelor of Fine Art degree requirements from Minot State University. There will be a reception for both artists' on May 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, which is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is made possible with support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
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