Celebrating our 35th gallery season, the Carnegie Art Center, located in Mankato's Historic Carnegie Library is the region's largest dedicated visual arts gallery with rotating monthly exhibitions,artist studio rental space, education classes and a unique gift shop that connects the community to the work of local and regional artists. Our Gallery and Gift Shop hours: Thursday, 1-7 Friday, 1-4 Saturday, 11-5 The Carnegie is closed one week each month for gallery installation and January for building restoration projects. Beginning June 2016, handicap accessible construction.
CAC ARTIST'S OPENING RECEPTION: Josh Winkler
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The public is invited to the artist's opening reception Saturday July 13, 7-9 pm for Josh Winkler.
Horizon, an exhibition of prints and drawings runs through July 27, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Rotunda.
Mankato artist Josh Winkler works primarily with traditional and contemporary print media with a focus on relief processes.
“As an artist, I am most concerned with our environment, how humans manipulate and label the land, and a common disregard for the history of place as we grow in population and consume energy. By combining personal experience with historic investigation, I build layered landscape narratives that ask viewers to consider the social, political and environmental contexts of their surroundings. I utilize a range of drawing, printmaking, and sculptural processes to facilitate these ideas.”
Since receiving his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, he has worked for a non-profit printmaking center, taught printmaking, and consistently exhibited work nationally / internationally. Winkler is currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University.
Winkler’s work is in public collections including Yale University, Hennepin County Public Library, The Yukon Archives in Whitehorse YT, and The Quebec National Archives in Montreal. In 2018, Winkler exhibited in group shows in British Columbia, Spain, and throughout the United States. He completed a two-week artist residency on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska, and a six-week residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Winkler was recently selected for a 15-week artist residency at the Bell Museum of Natural History.
Josh Winkler is a 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The Carnegie Art Center is this region's largest dedicated visual arts gallery providing exhibition opportunities for artists and visual art experiences for our community. It offers a unique gift shop which connects the community to handcrafted work by 35 local artists and includes, bronze sculpture, wood work, handblown glass, jewelry, fiber, and paintings.
Wheelchair accessible with parking, ramp and elevator entrance located in the back of the Rotunda.
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours July 11-27, 2019: