M State hosts 'A Gathering of Perspectives'
Nearly two dozen artists from across the nation will have their artwork on display from Nov. 1-Jan. 25 in Waage Gallery on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The exhibition, entitled A Gathering of Perspectives: Cultivating Community, features artists celebrating their ability to foster the growth of community and culture by actively engaging in affairs of inclusion through artist dialogue. While their perspectives may differ, the participants’ voices contribute to a greater discussion of the roles and responsibilities of artists in our society. The gallery is open during regular college hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and admission is free. Among the participating artists are M State visual art instructor John Charles Cox and M State alumna Sarah Bigelow, now a visual arts student at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Other featured artists are: Stephanie Alaniz – Graduate student, West Virginia University (Morgantown, W.V) Joshua Butler – Associate professor of art, Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, Colo.) David Contreras – Expert printmaker and visual artist (Tucson, Ariz.) James Ehlers – Associate professor of art, Emporia State University (Emporia, Kan.) Aunna Escobedo – Graduate student, University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) Charles Hancock - Expert printmaker, visual and performance artist (Austin, Texas) John Hancock – Professor of art, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) Matthew Hanson-Weller – Expert printmaker and visual artist (Durango, Colo.) Amanda Heidt – Print studio manager, Plains Art Museum (Fargo, N.D.) John Hitchcock – Professor of printmaking-relief and serigraphy and associate dean for the arts, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) Joe Hoog – Expert printmaker and visual artist (Kansas City, Kan.) Heather Huston – Chair, School of Visual Art, Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary, Alberta) Zeinab Saab – Graduate student, Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, Ill.) Katy Seals – Assistant professor, East Central University (Ada, Okla.) Kayla Seedig – Expert printmaker and visual artist (Denton, Texas) Jaxon Taylor – Graduate student, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) Britta Urness – Foundations teaching specialist, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)