This exhibition features creative works produced by Metropolitan State's fine arts instructors. From paintings and sculptures to photographs and films, this show highlights the multi-disciplinary efforts of resident and community faculty. Participants include: James Byrne, Saint Paul, Joseph Flores, Minneapolis, David Means, Minneapolis, Amy Sands, Golden Valley, Areca Roe, Minneapolis, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, White Bear Lake, Anne Sugnet, Minneapolis, Alonso Sierralta, Minneapolis, and Petronella Ystma, Saint Paul.
Regarding the exhibition, Erica Rasmussen, resident faculty member and gallery director, said, "Although this exhibition is open to the entire university community, exposure to such a show can be an invaluable tool for students interested in taking art classes. Close inspection of imagery and objects or multiple viewings of short films can reveal subtleties about the work that might otherwise be lost through limited contact or reproductions. Similarly, investigating the work on an intimate level will likely communicate a great deal about an instructor's technical abilities, personal interests and conceptual concerns."
The reception includes a screening of James Byrne's new film, "The Light of Each New Day." The film will be looped in a room adjacent to the gallery. All shows and programs at The Gordon Parks Gallery are free and open to the public.