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“Anthropocene” Exhibition

  • August 22 - October 18
  • Lanesboro Arts Gallery

Lanesboro Arts presents “Anthropocene” Exhibition featuring the work from ceramicist Glynnis Lessing. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, August 22 from 5-7 p.m., and runs through October 18, 2020. The reception will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music. Always free and open to the public, gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In regard to her artistic inspiration, she explains, “…the surface decoration is often a reflection of my love of nature and the profound restorative power of being outside. I want to share the pleasure I take in noticing the pattern of leaves, how a bird balances on a reed, the silhouettes of trees just after sundown. These things will nourish just like the food that is served or made in my pots.”

As Glynnis states, “Humans are possibly unique in being capable of appreciating the beauty of this world and also taking that appreciation and interpreting it; re-imagining it, into art which is, in turn, beautiful and also communicates our experience of living on this planet.”

Glynnis was raised mostly in the Midwest and learned to throw when she was 10.  After some coursework at MacAlester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, she got her BFA  at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her work has always been mostly functional high-fire and she has worked more and more with slipped surface decoration. Much of Glynnis’ work is sgraffito on thrown porcelain but not exclusively so. Glynnis has taught at the Northern Clay Center and the Northfield Arts Guild.

Sponsored by Inspire(d) Magazine:

This exhibit is sponsored by Inspire(d) Magazine made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email gallery@lanesboroarts.org. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro, MN.

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