Fine Arts Preview: March 6 to March 12 Posted on March 6th, 2023 by

This week features Rose Paddock’s senior recital, and the continuation of exhibitions at the Schaefer Art Gallery and the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Rose Paddock, Senior Recital
March 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel

Rose Paddock is a saxophonist from Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a senior physics major with a minor in music at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In addition to being a section leader in the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, she enjoys singing with the treble choir, The Lucia Singers, and has performed with Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Gustavus Jazz Ensemble on an international tour to Malaysia and Singapore. This past January, she toured with GWO to Spain and France as a senior soloist. Her formal music training includes saxophone and piano, and she
has extensive concert experience in vocal and instrumental music. She is employed as the manager of Olin Observatory and is on the set building team in the theater department scene shop. She is also the treasurer of the Womxn in Physics club. After her ninth semester, Rose hopes to get a physics or engineering job at NASA or another facility and, of course, to find every opportunity to continue playing music.

MSU Prints: John Winkler and Students
Closes on March 31
Schaefer Art Gallery

Josh Winkler is a Minnesota artist working primarily with print media and is currently Associate Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University.

Quoted from his artist statement: Josh Winkler’s printed works explore how “the difficult narratives of Euro-American westward expansion and the destruction of forests and waterways continue to teach lessons on sustainability, the importance of our natural resources, and cultural discrimination.  My work encourages people to think about their relationship to the environment, history, and the present moment”.  Josh Winkler has also invited some of his printmaking students from the undergraduate and graduate level to exhibit their prints.  The Department of Art and Art History at Gustavus looks forward to continuing collaborative visual arts experiences with the Department of Art and Design at Mankato State University.

Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett
Closes on April 23

Nicolas Darcourt
teaches ceramics in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College.  His ceramic works use press-molded objects and hand-built shapes to focus on a mix of architectural ornament, exposed layers of earth, engineered forms, monument, and manufactured byproduct.  These coalesce into accumulations which express abstract notions of the confluence of memory, geography, and society.

African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) is considered through recently acquired works and through new poetry by exhibition collaborator Philip Bryant, a faculty member in the African/African Diaspora Studies Program and the English Department of Gustavus Adolphus College.  Catlett’s artworks and Bryant’s poetry are supplemented by paintings by Catlett’s contemporaries Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015), lent by the Art Bridges Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas.


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