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: Things That Matter, James Tanner & Janice Tanner
This Event Occurred in the Past.
Opening March 5 and running through March 21, 2020, in the Carnegie Art Center's Rotunda and Fireplace Gallery, Things That Matter, an exhibition of mixed media sculpture from Janice Tanner and a survey of James Tanner's work from 1976 to the present, including ceramic sculpture, bronze wall reliefs, and mixed media sculpture.
“My work is about the meditative nature of how things fit together. The connections that inform awareness determine outcomes in behavior. Images in this exhibition tell stories about what it means to be human, animal, or thing”. -James Tanner
James Tanner received his MFA Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. He was Professor of Art and taught ceramics at Minnesota State University, Mankato (1968-2003). He is currently Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
“My relief acrylic paintings have a gestural and organic movement which is created by the constructed three dimensional form and the painted surface. Building a form with natural elements such as leaves and roots is a way to use the raw data of the landscape to influence the painted surface. This format opens the door for an expanded sense of energy and gesture that more accurately reflects my deep attachment and love for this space I inhabit. The natural environment is wildly alive and this work attempts to articulate that flow of energy.” -Janice Tanner
Tanner received her MA Degree in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota Duluth (1977). She has exhibited throughout the Midwest, and has been the recipient of numerous grants
The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday March 7, 3-5 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 5-21, 2020:
Wheelchair accessible with parking and elevator access in the back of the rotunda during open hours. Questions, please call 507-625-2730.