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: Signals and Echoes, Lois Peterson & Nicolas Darcourt
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Opening September 12 and running through September 28, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Rotunda and Fireplace Gallery, Signals and Echoes, an exhibition of mixed media drawings by Lois Peterson and ceramic sculpture by Nicolas Darcourt.
The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday September 14, 7-9 pm.
We also invite you attend a free Gallery Talk: Following the Evidence, with Lois Peterson, Nicolas Darcourt and invited Gustavus Adophus guests Thomas LoFaro, Professor of Mathematics, and Scott Bur, Professor of Chemistry, Thursday September 19, 5:30 pm in the Carnegie Art Center Rotunda.
This two-person exhibition combines the ceramic based sculptural work of Nicolas Darcourt and the graphite and oil-stick drawings of Lois Peterson. For both artists, their work is an attempt to express a larger truth, a series of connections which exists beyond daily experience. For Darcourt, his work combines, parts, pieces and fragments into sculptural forms. Once constructed, they reference a simultaneous sense of structure and spontaneity. The over-all forms he creates exist as abstractions of the evidence of progressing society.
For Peterson, drawing is the means to search for what one can only sense. Quiet spaciousness, both from within and outside. Searching for clues of the elusive. Seeking to understand what language cannot explain, a knowledge that exists beyond one’s limits. Through their use of pure form, abstraction, repetition and accumulation of information, Darcourt and Peterson allow themselves and their viewers a glimpse into a metaphysical landscape, both personal and psychological.
Lois Peterson, emerita Professor of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College received her MFA in Ceramics and Drawing from Texas Tech University and currently works out of her studio in Dakota, MN. Nicolas Darcourt received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College.
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 September 12-28, 2019:
Wheelchair accessible with parking and elevator access in the back of the rotunda during open hours. Questions, please call 507-625-2730.
If you are interested in purchasing work from this exhibition... please contact our gallery staff.