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Talley Gallery faculty show opens Friday

BEMIDJI, Minn. (May 4, 2011) — Faculty in Bemidji State University’s Department of Visual Arts will have work on display in the University’s Talley Gallery as part of the department’s annual faculty show.

The show Friday, May 6, in conjunction with commencement exercises at Bemidji State and continues through Sept. 14. A reception for the artists featured in the exhibition will be held at the gallery on Aug. 24 from noon-3 p.m, with a gallery talk by the featured artists beginning at noon.

The Department of Visual Arts faculty at Bemidji State not only have long and impressive histories in their chosen media, showing work nationally and internationally, but also maintain active roles in the Bemidji community through shows, giving workshops and volunteering their time and work for charitable organizations and other events.

Faculty featured in this year’s show include Butch Holden, professor of visual arts, ceramics; Natalia Himmirska, assistant professor of visual arts, painting; Jason Clark, assistant professor of visual arts, printmaking; Dennis Peterson, adjunct faculty in visual arts, silverpoint; and Steve Sundahl, associate professor of visual arts, sculpture.

Located in room 212 of the Education Arts building on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public. All activities in the Talley Gallery are supported by the University’s Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee.

The Talley Gallery will be open for summer hours from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 6, May 11-27 and May 31-July 1. Beginning Aug. 22, the gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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

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