Through Dec. 2: Becoming Whole: In Pieces & gallery exhibition

By Robert Boos
Posted September 23, 2016

Through Dec. 2: Becoming Whole: In Pieces – gallery exhibition

Becoming Whole: In Pieces, an exhibition that 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, will from Oct.27 -Dec. 2, at the Gordon Parks Gallery.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5–7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. The gallery is located at Metropolitan University’s Saint Paul Campus on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Regarding the show, exhibition coordinator and mosaic artist Trudy Vrchota has said, “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.”

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