Opening tonight at @twinriversarts is “The Barn: Passing of a Rural American Icon,” an exhibition of photographs by the Bend of the River Photography Club. There will be refreshments and live music by a David Gadberry. This event is free and takes place from 5-7 pm in the Emy Frentz Gallery.
Too cold to go outside to look at art? The rescheduled reception for “Two Friends” takes place this evening at @twinriversarts from 5-7 pm. This is a closing reception, so stop by to see the exhibition on its last day in warm, heated comfort.
Meet the artist! John Hughes was born and raised in Stillwater, MN. He is married with three children. For most of his adult life he has worked in construction. For the past 26 years he has been employed as an iron worker; this is where he gained most of his skills working with mild steel. In 2011, his job took him to Montana to remove a large sculpture and ship it back to MN to be reassembled. Since then, with the help of a mentor, Hughes has been creating sculptures, most of which are created from recycled material from construction sites. His sculpture “Bob’s Passion” is on this year’s tour—and it’s made from horseshoes!
Our offices will be closed on Monday in honor of the MLK national holiday.
Tonight’s artists’ reception at @twinriversarts has been rescheduled for next Friday, January 25, from 5-7 pm. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates for what is now a closing reception of new sculptural work!
Did you know that it takes more than 50 sponsors to bring you the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour each year? Thank you to Bremer Bank for sponsoring “Endless Summer” by Gregory Mendez.
Did you know that it takes more than 50 sponsors to bring you the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour each year? Thank you to Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd. for sponsoring “Fanflare” by Gail Katz-James and Jenny Hale.
Meet the artist! Born in 1981, Gregory Mendez was raised in the rural town of Decatur, IN. He studied at the University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts in Ft. Wayne, IN, graduating with a BFA in sculpture. Greg’s sculptures have been included in many juried public displays throughout the United States, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. In addition to permanently placed public works and commissions, he also participates in community development by promoting public art on a local level. His sculpture “Endless Summer” can be seen on 2nd Street on this year’s tour.
Did you know that it takes more than 50 sponsors to bring you the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour each year? Thank you to Abdo, Eick & Meyers for sponsoring “Ralph Moose” by Martha Pettigrew!
Happy New Year from your friends at CityArt Mankato! Wishing you a year full of happiness, love, and lots of art!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at CityArt Mankato!
Meet the artist! Jack Morford passed away in February of 2015 at the age of 75 after a lifelong art career. He grew up in Saginaw, MI, the third child of four. After high school, Jack attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He later studied at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID, and completed his MFA at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Jack spent a lifetime participating in juried shows and art fairs, being represented by galleries, and commissioning work. Jack’s sculpture “Book Peddlers” is on this year’s tour on 2nd St.
Did you know that it takes more than 50 sponsors to bring you the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour each year? Thank you to ISG for sponsoring “Water Works” by Greg Mueller!
Meet the artist! Josie Campbell-Dellenbaugh received a BA in Fine Arts from Chatham University in Pittsburgh in 1969, but only started modeling from life in 1976 at the John Atelier in Princeton, NJ. She learned the technique of direct stone carving with hand tools at the Princeton Art Association in 1980, and continued her studies at Rutgers University Camden with a course in bronze foundry practice. In 2008 she expanded her stone repertoire at marble/Marble XX in Colorado, where she learned to carve with power tools. She currently works out of her home studios in Glastonbury, CT and Center Harbor, NH. Her sculpture “African Pieta” can be seen on this year’s tour on 2nd Street.
The “Mankato Piece” is one of the most iconic pieces of public art in Mankato. Purchased in 1968 for $9,400 by the City of Mankato, this Cor-ten steel sculpture is now appraised at over $60,000. Artist Dale Eldred, a Minnesota native, was an internationally recognized artist who earned numerous awards during his career. Sadly, Eldred died in a fall in 1993 while trying to save his studio from a flood.
The Ardent Mills Silo Art Project received a huge fundraising boost this week of $50K! PLUS the donor will give another $50K if we can match her gift! Help us bring this fundraiser to the finish line by donating today. Go to twinriversarts.org to give!
Meet the artist! Susan Geissler began her art career in 1984, after schooling in Fine Arts and working as an anatomical illustrator, graphic designer, and art history researcher. Between 1984-1989, Susan’s work was seen and enjoyed by millions of people at top outdoor art events around the United States. Currently she confines the showing of her artwork primarily to galleries, plus occasional commercial events and print advertising. The scores of commissions, awards, and prizes accorded her work have contributed to her growing reputation and have stamped her as one of the premier designers of the human figure in the United States. Susan’s sculpture of her granddaughter, “Big Shoes to Fill” is featured on this year’s tour in front of BlueBricks.
It takes more than 50 sponsors to bring you the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour each year! Thank you to Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Mankato, and GreenSeam for sponsoring “Winged Figure” by Fred Klingelhofer.