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Feb. 6-27: 'Guess Ready Review' Art Exhibit

Exhibit features the work of nine artists and musicians. An artist's lecture will be held Feb. 6.

2017-02-28
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-23-2017

Mankato, Minn. – A group of nine artists and musicians will display their work in an exhibit called “Guess Ready Review” from Feb. 6-27 in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Conkling Gallery.

The group members, primarily based in the Twin Cities, are unified by an interest in and kinship with the natural world. They adopted the Guess Ready Review name to symbolize their collective quest into a creative frontier on the Minnesota-Canadian border.

Two of the nine—Laura Bigger and Daniel Dean—will deliver a lecture Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, with a reception following in the Conkling Gallery. Bigger and Dean will hold an artists’ residency Feb. 6-7 in the Nelson Hall Art Studios.

Joining Bigger and Dean in the exhibit are the following artists and musicians: Christopher Atkins, Kate Casanova, Alexa Horochowski, John Kim, Christopher Koza, Ben Moren and Stefanie Motta.

According to an exhibit preview, in 2014, the group coalesced during a weeklong residency at Mallard Island, one of the Review Islands in Rainy Lake, Minn. Mallard Island was formerly the home of Ernest Oberholtzer, an environmentalist, landscape architect, artist, scholar and friend of the Ojibwe people. Oberholtzer’s legacy has been preserved by the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation, which maintains the buildings, extensive library, landscape and culture on the island while facilitating residencies with artists, writers, scholars and scientists.

The artwork in this exhibition was inspired by the individual artists’ experience on Mallard Island.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2016-2017 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located at http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/exhibitions.html. Art enrichment at Minnesota State Mankato is supported by the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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