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Talley Gallery to feature works of four Anishinaabe artists

BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 12, 2010) — Anishinaabe artists Carl Gawboy, Bambi Goodwin, Duane Goodwin and Steve Premo will present an exhibition in the Talley Gallery of Bemidji State University’s Education Arts Complex from Monday, April 19 through Friday, May 7.

Carl Gawboy is enrolled in the Bois Fort Band of Minnesota Chippewa. He is a teacher and painter, labeled the “Ojibwe Norman Rockwell” by some artists. His work reflects the everyday life, work and rituals of the Ojibwe culture.

Bambi Goodwin is a ceramic artist whose beautiful and functional work is inspired by the natural world.

Duanne Goodwin is a sculptor and educator. His work is influenced by the years he spent growing up on the White Earth Reservation and reflects his passion for his culture, family, animals and birds of prey.

Steve Premo is a painter who is enrolled in the Mille Lacs Band of Minnesota Chippewa.

An opening reception will be held for the artists from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the gallery.

Located in room 212 of the Education Arts building on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is barrier-free and is open at no charge to the public. All activities in the Talley Gallery are supported by the University’s Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee.

For more information, contact Talley Gallery Director Laura Goliaszewski at (218) 755-3708.

April 19-May 7 – Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery presents an exhibit of work by Anishinaabe artists Carl Gawboy, Bambi Goodwin, Duane Goodwin and Steve Premo. Opening reception Friday, April 23, 4-8 p.m.. Information and gallery hours: Laura Goliaszewski,, (218) 755-3708.

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