Kristen Lowe’s “Painting the Place Between” to be Featured on TPT Saturday

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by

Gustavus Adolphus College art professor Kristen Lowe’s documentary, Painting the Place Between, has been so popular since its 2013 release that it will be broadcast again on Twin Cities Public Television four times on Saturday, December 16. The piece will air on the TPT MN channel at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m, and 7 p.m.

To find the proper channel listing for your location and provider, visit the TPT website.

Painting the Place Between is a two-year project by Lowe that premiered at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Fitzgerald Theatre in 2013 and features the work of four contemporary Minnesota artists: Betsy Byers, Jill Evans, Holly Swift and Andrew Wykes. Byers also serves on the art faculty at Gustavus.

Lowe’s feature-length documentary focuses on the work of these four Minnesota artists who work with a common thread — the land. Their work includes land and water, virgin prairie and woodland as well as farmland and urban areas around Minnesota. With a desire to connect with the world around them through their work, each artist asks (in uniquely different ways) whether they “shape or are shaped” by the land around them.

Lowe says the importance of this work is to give an unprecedented view into the life and process of real artists. “As an artist, it seems like so many people don’t really understand what you do, but it’s not esoteric, a lot of the time it’s just trial and error,” she says.

The documentary has been shown regularly on TPT stations since its release years ago due to its popularity. It was also covered in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article in December 2013.

Funding for Painting the Place Between was provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, USA Projects (now Hatchfund), the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as private donors.


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