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Sept. 24-25: Artist in Residency Tip Toland

Artist's lecture is at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in CSU 245.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-15-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Sculpture artist Tip Toland will be the first of three Andreas Endowment Artists in Residency this year at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and she will present an artist’s lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 in Centennial Student Union Room 245.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Toland will be in residence on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25 in the Nelson Hall Ceramics Studios (pictured) on campus.

According to her website,, “Toland’s sculptures are fragile creatures depicting stages of life and stages of mind. The innocence expressions convey a sense of vulnerability and reflect deeply felt inner states of mind. The hyper-realism of Toland’s figures comes from her attention to detail and insight to humor and pathos of self and society. Her works range from the real to the surreal while giving a voice to inner psychological and spiritual states being mirrored back to the viewer. Her ceramic sculptures reflect the profound, inevitable solitude asking the viewer to reflect on universal truths about humanity.”

An artist’s biography on her website describes Toland “as a full-time studio artist and a part-time instructor in the Seattle area. In addition, she conducts workshops across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Her work is represented through the Traver Gallery in Seattle.”

Toland will be coming to campus as part of the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment Residency and Lecture Series. The Andreas endowment supports Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Arts and Humanities by helping to bring guest artists and scholars to campus.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2015-2016 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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