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Aug. 21-Sept. 12: Art Exhibit by Sarojini and David Johnson

A gallery reception will be held Monday, Sept. 11 in the Conkling Gallery.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-21-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Art by Sarojini and David Johnson will be displayed in an exhibit titled “Etchings, Woodcuts & Books” in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Conkling Gallery (located in Nelson Hall 139) from Aug. 21 through Sept. 12.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as coverage permits. Please call 507-389-6412 to ensure the gallery is open.

A gallery reception for the artists will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., and the artists will be in residency Sept 11-12 in the Nelson Hall Print Studios at Minnesota State Mankato.

Artist information from Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art:

Sarojini Jha Johnson has taught printmaking and foundations at Ball State University since 1985. She grew up in Ohio and earned undergraduate degrees in French and drawing from the University of Cincinnati. She received a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from Miami University, where she began working with animal and plant forms in her prints.

Her work places natural forms in a fictional context. An essential theme expressed is the human desire to make time stand still in order to preserve a certain moment. Her main medium is color intaglio printmaking, a medium that allows for great creativity and invention in terms of surface and color.

David Johnson was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He attended public school and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa, attended Cleveland Institute of Art, received his master of fine arts degree from Miami University and taught at Anderson College as a sabbatical replacement for one year. He currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Ball State University, where he has been since 1988. He has shown prints, drawings and books in approximately 400 exhibitions and has received many awards. His work is in the collections of several university museums and libraries.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2017-2018 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is published online.

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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