MSU arts galleries feature exhibitions

Various art exhibits are on display this month at Minot State University galleries.

The Northwest Arts Center open is hosting the “Americas 2020: All Media” annual juried exhibition through Oct. 2 in the Walter Piehl Gallery. From its first call for entries in 1995, each year the All Media competition has brought diverse artwork in all mediums, traditional and experimental, to the community. This year’s exhibition features 41 artworks from artists across the United States.

Ceramicist Guillermo Guardia serves as the juror for the exhibition. Living and working in St. Paul, Minnesota. Guardia creates figurative sculptures and pottery, integrating pattern and form, which are influenced by art history, his upbringing in Peru, Catholicism, his transition to living in the United States and political events.

Guardia will present in the Art Seminar series on Friday at noon in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall.

A limited public reception is scheduled tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required.

The Senior Capstone Exhibition, originally scheduled for May but postponed due to the pandemic, is on view through Sept. 18 and showcases the following students and their artwork: The Grindzeebo by Charlie Lee; Left and Right by Ashley and Andrea Franco; 1438 11th St. by Tienna Johnson; Graphic Design Portfolio by Jeanne Brenner; and Thrive (Graphic Design Portfolio) by Isis Cabral.

The Northwest Arts Center is located on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays.

Isis Cabral’s 14 Daze is on display through Sept. 25 in Harnett Hall Gallery. After completing her undergraduate degree, Cabral took the time to create art using all the styles she’s grown to enjoy.

The gallery is located on the second floor on the west side of Hartnett Hall in Room 233. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.


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