Carley McHenry: Collecting Roots
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30pm
Collecting Roots is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and natural objects where the artist invites the viewer to take a peak into their collection of nearly 10 years worth of ferreting away objects of inspiration. The inspiration for the works in Collecting Roots comes from growing up and living in rural southeast Minnesota on a horse ranch turned county park. The artist illustrates the connection between man and nature and man and their inner self.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
About the Rooted Exhibition Program
Rochester Art Center has initiated a regional art exhibition series in which artists who are awarded Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) emerging artist and advancing artist grants may exhibit their work at RAC in the third floor galleries. Five artists were successful in receiving the first series of grants in this new venture and began exhibiting in October 2018: Katya Roberts, Alessandra Sulpy, Debra D’Souza, Jon Allen and Simon Huelsbeck.