3 Artists, 2 Openings, 1 Night!

CHRIS LARSON & JORDAN ROSENOW: THE SPACE OF A LINE
TOM ERICKSON: ARCHITECTURAL APPENDAGES

Opening Reception:
March 2nd | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This event is free and open to the public.

Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce two new exhibitions in multiple galleries. Chris Larson and Jordan Rosenow: The Space of a Line and Tom Erickson: Architectural Appendages through interrogating both the exterior and interior workings of architectural structures they both relate to each other and to the exhibition in the main galleries, Eamon O’Kane: Intimate Expansive.

Chris Larson’s art continually plays with our perception of dimensions, including in Axonometric, a series of drawings made over ten years that fantastically imagine inner, hidden machinery of static architecture. This work is shown at RAC in conversation with his studio assistant and mentee, Jordan Rosenow, who creates multimedia installations made from raw building materials typically used to solidify structures such as 2x4s, pipes, and steel that are the foundation of architectural spaces, which house/shape the body and its experiences.

Tom Erickson: Architectural Appendages is a series of 55 drawings that focus on 11 cities in southeastern Minnesota:

Red Wing, Wabasha, Winona, Caledonia, Preston, Austin, Albert Lea, Owatonna, Faribault, Mantorville, and Rochester.

These exquisite drawings focus on elements attached to buildings and hold a balance between an abstracted form, the building itself, and intricate detail of the appendage, that which was added onto the building, often as an afterthought. Look for well-known architectural buildings from Southeast Minnesota, see if you can recognize a stairwell tacked onto the side if a building or a water tower you rarely notice on top of another building.

Tom Erickson’s art explores relationships between architectural form and design processes. He is a native of Rochester with a Masters of Architecture degree from NDSU, and currently lives and works in Minneapolis. This project was funded through a SEMAC Emerging Artist Grant.

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Free Family Day

Save the date for the March Free Family Day at Rochester Art Center! Art activities and details will be announced soon.

Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. The first Saturday of each month, admission to Rochester Art Center is free for everyone. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days activities, please contact us at info@rochesterartcenter.org or 507-282-8629. Date, time and location subject to change.

Parent Artist Gather

Photo by Cheeky Monkey Studio

Rochester Art Center will host monthly gatherings as a way to realize the goals of artist parent Eamon O’Kane’s child oriented interactive art installation, Froebel’s Studio: Institute of Creativity. Bring your children to play and listen to invited parent artists tell their stories about the journey as artists and parents. Eamon O’Kane transformed his art practice when he became a father in order to create an art installation that both young children and their parents could participate in, to use shapes and forms and make art together. Each of the Minnesota creatives invited to speak will discuss how their art practice changed due to becoming a parent. The program is free and open to the public, milk and cookies provided.

February 10 | 10AM—Noon | Shah Noor Shafqat

March 10 | 10AM—Noon | Heather Ritenour-Sampson

April 7 | 10AM—Noon | Jane Wunrow

May 12 | 10AM—Noon | Katya Roberts

Thank you to our sponsors Rochester Honkers Baseball and Bounce World! We will be giving away FREE PASSES to Bounce World to one lucky guest at each gathering!

REGISTER FREE HERE

Parent Artist Gather

Rochester Art Center will host monthly gatherings as a way to realize the goals of artist parent Eamon O’Kane’s child oriented interactive art installation, Froebel’s Studio: Institute of Creativity.

More information will be available soon!

Free Family Day

Save the date for the April Free Family Day at Rochester Art Center! Art activities and details will be announced soon.

Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. The first Saturday of each month, admission to Rochester Art Center is free for everyone. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days activities, please contact us at info@rochesterartcenter.org or 507-282-8629. Date, time and location subject to change.

Free Family Day

Save the date for the May Free Family Day at Rochester Art Center! Art activities and details will be announced soon.

Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. The first Saturday of each month, admission to Rochester Art Center is free for everyone. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days activities, please contact us at info@rochesterartcenter.org or 507-282-8629. Date, time and location subject to change.

Parent Artist Gather

Rochester Art Center will host monthly gatherings as a way to realize the goals of artist parent Eamon O’Kane’s child oriented interactive art installation, Froebel’s Studio: Institute of Creativity.

More information will be available soon!