"P(r)oof" by Renee Couture
"Geometric Juxtaposition I" by C. Arthur Croyle
Northwest Art Center Americas 2013: All Media Reception
The Northwest Art Center will host a public reception Thursday, September 19 for Bill Goldston, Bayshore, NY, juror for the Americas 2013: All Media exhibition, "Nature and Geometry," on display in the Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University, through September 26. The reception is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the gallery. Goldston will present a gallery talk at 7:00 p.m.
At noon on Friday, September 20, Goldston will be the featured speaker at a seminar meeting for university art students in the Aleshire Theater, MSU.
Goldston is director of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), Long Island, NY. In his over-40-year association with ULAE, both as a master printmaker and as director of the renowned workshop, Goldston's contributions to printmaking and contemporary art have earned him international respect.
As juror of the Americas 2013: All Media exhibition, Goldston viewed over 200 entries from artists throughout the US, selecting 29 works for display in the exhibit. In his written commentary Goldston explains that he used the themes of nature and geometry-two recurring inspirations of artists of the past and present-in selecting works for the exhibit.
The September 19 reception also marks the final day of Renee Couture's solo exhibit, "HSH SOS," in the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery. Couture, of Glide, OR, was named Best of Show artist in the Americas 2012: All Media exhibition.
Couture's exhibit is based on images derived from fabric lint. "I find myself most attracted to materials that come from daily activitiesubiquitous materials that become invisible, forgotten or thrown away. These materials tell a story of what we do," states Couture.
Couture teaches in the Fine Art Department at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR.
The exhibits, reception, and talks are free and open to the public.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.