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Oct. 7-23: ‘Object Maker’ Randy Regier exhibit

Artist lecture set for Oct. 7.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 9-23-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Artist Randy Regier, who according to his publicity materials has built full-sized spaceships, racecars and a host of “phantom” vintage toys and their respective packaging, will give an artist lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus.

The title of Regier’s presentation is “The Sale Begins When the Customer Says ‘No’: A Real Fiction.” A reception will follow in the University’s Conkling Gallery, located in Nelson Hall.

Regier, who lives in Wichita, Kan., will also conduct a studio residency on Oct. 7-8, and his work will be displayed in Conkling Gallery from Oct. 7 to Oct. 23.

Regier has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Kansas State University and a master of fine arts degree from Maine College of Art. According to his bio, he is an object maker, but primarily interested in how they support and relate to constructed narratives.

Regier, who was the Visual Arts Fellow of Maine in 2009, has received numerous grants, including a 2009 ArtMatters grant that funded a toy project in Madrid (still ongoing), and has exhibited in Kansas City, Mo.; Dallas; Chicago; Boston; Portland, Maine; Providence, R.I.; Raleigh, N.C.; and New York City, among other places.

More information on Randy Regier is available at
For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2013-2014 Conkling Gallery Schedule is located at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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