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‘Faculty X’ art exhibition opens at Northwest Arts Center’s Walter Piehl Gallery

The Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University will be holding the biennial faculty art exhibition, titled “Faculty X” from March 5 to April 2 in the Walter Piehl Gallery, located on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library. The opening reception will be tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. It is free to attend and it is open to the public.

This year’s faculty art show will have works from Greg Vettel, Linda Olson, Andrea Donovan, Ryan Stander, Bill Harbort and Micah Bloom. The works will range from two-dimensional to three-dimensional pieces.

Vettel’s works will be digital and screen prints.

Olson’s pieces are ceramic and she will also have two digital projections.

Donovan’s works are acrylic paint on canvas.

Stander did a variety of three-dimensional pieces. His collection is a self-portrait project, using screenprinting, a transfer method and tin types put into wooden constructions. The viewer has to look into the glass to see the tin types. Some of them are also obscured by frosted plexiglass.

Harbort’s media of choice are collage and acrylic paint.

Lastly, Bloom’s are oil paint on a variety of surfaces and he has a 5-foot by 7-foot cyanotype on fabric. He was exploring the old traditional method of painting portraits with oil paint. Each of the oil paintings has a second painting that has the same color palette, but the image is more abstract.

The faculty were exploring and researching many different things, and the vast variety of media and methods show it.

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