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Sept. 23-Oct. 11: Artist Mary Johnson's Sculptures on Display

Exhibit is in Conkling Gallery.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-20-2019

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Mankato, Minn. – Artist Mary Johnson’s sculpture work will be on display in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Conkling Gallery (located in Nelson Hall 139) from Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Oct. 11.

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.

Johnson will deliver an artist’s lecture on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, with a gallery reception immediately following the lecture.

Johnson will be in residence Sept. 23-24 in the Nelson Hall sculpture studios as part of the Art Enrichment and Andreas Endowment Lecture and Residency Series.

Artist information provided by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art:

Mary Johnson is a sculptor whose use of reclaimed and repurposed material speaks to the interconnection between everyday actions, unseen labor, and environmental consequences. Through acts of washing, stitching, and mending, Johnson’s work renders visible how complex relations are created through the accumulation of small gestures. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2007, her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows regionally and nationally. As an arts educator, she has worked for multiple non-profits around the Twin Cities, and is currently the director of education for NE Sculpture | Gallery Factory in Minneapolis.”

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2019-2020 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located at

The Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,227 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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