Oct. 27: “Becoming Whole: In Pieces” exhibition reception at Gordon Parks Gallery

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted October 3, 2016

Oct. 27: “Becoming Whole: In Pieces” exhibition reception at Gordon Parks Gallery

Gordon Parks Gallery presents Becoming Whole: In Pieces. This group exhibition features artwork by members of the Minnesota Mosaic Guild (MMG) and showcases the variety in the field, from highly decorative utilitarian objects to sumptuous local landscapes.

Exhibition coordinator and mosaic artist Trudy Vrchota says, “Mosaic shows are truly diverse both in the individual artist’s style and the range of materials that each artist incorporates into their mosaic pieces. We use glass, ceramics, marble, stone, beads, and found objects in our work. The colors are brilliant and the textures are rich. This makes for a dynamic and inspiring show.”

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5–7:30 p.m., Thurs, Oct. 27 at the gallery, located on the third floor of the Saint Paul Campus Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street.

The exhibit will be shown through Dec. 2. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Established in 2004, the Minnesota Mosaic Guild was formed to promote the art of mosaic; foster exploration and experimentation in the media; provide educational opportunities in mosaic; and share and celebrate the diversity of experience and knowledge in the media.

Exhibition participants include Cheryl Anderson; Minneapolis; Rachel Arntson, Maple Grove; Donna Brolander, Bloomington; Rebecca Campbell, Ashland, WI; Rebecca Carroll, Minneapolis; Kristen Dieng- Plymouth; Debra D’ Souza, Rochester; Gilbert Gragert, Stillwater; Kelly Holzer, Jordan; Janet Houck, Saint Paul; Janine Irisarri, Plymouth; Mimi Leminh, Chaska; Susan Mathis, Woodbury; Danette Polglase, Scandia; Judy Sell, Stillwater; Barbara Steen, Saint Louis Park; Sheryl Tuorila, Brooklyn Park; Trudy Vrchota, Eden Prairie; and Erin Ward, Saint Paul.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.