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Student Salon 2022 at Gordon Parks Gallery goes beyond the classroom

Posted February 16, 2022

Student Salon 2022

From paintings to sculptures and digital art to embroidery, the Student Salon surveys the diverse form and content explored in class and beyond. The annual exhibit at Metropolitan State University’s Gordon Parks Gallery features multimedia works produced by undergraduate students.

Visual artists include: Samara Adam, Minneapolis; Favour Adetona, Savage; Isaiah Flemister, Richfield; Avery Hunter, Minneapolis; Rio Karli, Saint Paul; Sam Kleinberger, Saint Paul; Tianna Price, Saint Paul; Kong Blia Thao, Saint Paul; Irina Vasilchenkov, Savage; Ntomoo Xiong, Saint Paul; and Pierre Young, Saint Paul.

“This year’s exhibition features work produced by 11 Studio Arts majors,” says Gordon Parks Gallery Director Erica Rasmussen. “Some of the work was created in the classroom as part of standard assignments. Other pieces were executed beyond the university as part of the students’ individual interests. Whatever the inspiration, it’s a pleasure for me to share the culmination of their artistic pursuits with the university community.”

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. The event will include short films by screenwriting students at 5:30 and 7 p.m. and a poetry reading by creative writing students at 6 p.m. in LIB 302. The show will continue through April 14. Gallery hours are 1 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, at the university’s Saint Paul Campus. For more information about the exhibit, contact Rasmussen, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at

Due to COVID19 protocols, the gallery is not accessible to members of the greater community. For more information about the gallery or to visit the exhibition beyond the reception, please contact Rasmussen at 651-999-5942 or