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.
Carnegie Art Center: 95...All Roads Lead Home, LeAnn Gehring-Ryan
Opening March 7, and running through March 23, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Fireplace Gallery, 95...All Roads Lead Home, an exhibition of photography and metal work by LeAnn Gehring-Ryan.
“I have been the person behind the camera my entire life. I warehouse the majority of the family’s visual images. When deciding on a theme for this body of work it seemed apropos to pay homage to my mother as she circles the sun for the 95th time.
The photos document life at this moment, a snapshot of her time and place. I have included photos of the hamlet that is home to her; the creamery, the site of the country school, the Lemond garage, the township hall [the country school my grandfather attended]. And of course I could not complete the series without a nod to my father.
The metal work is also a celebration of my mother’s life. Lockets to preserve sentiment, Pearls to enhance festive events, houses to offer sanctuary.”
Gehring-Ryan is a visual artist residing in North Mankato. Her primary means of expression are painting, metal work and photography. After receiving her degree in visual art from Winona State University she worked a plethora of jobs including sign creation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, designing and creating stained glass, selling industrial fasteners and most recently teaching visual art at Mankato West for 13 years.
The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday March 16, 7-9 pm.
If you are interested in purchasing work from this exhibition... please contact our gallery staff.
The Carnegie Art Center, Southern Minnesota's largest dedicated visual arts gallery, has provided arts experiences to our community and gallery opportunities for our local and regional artists since 1981.
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours March 7-23, 2019:
Wheelchair accessible with parking and elevator access in the back of the rotunda during open hours. Questions, please call 507-625-2730.