Talley Gallery Features North Dakota Artist Todd Hebert Through Oct. 28

Todd Hebert, an assistant professor of art and design at the University of North Dakota, will exhibit a selection of his work at Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery in a show called “Selected Works: 1999-2014” beginning Sept. 30.

The gallery will host an opening reception for Hebert’s exhibit Sept. 30 from 3-5 p.m., open free to the public.

“The work comes out of a back-and-forth between works on paper and paintings on canvas,” Hebert said. “While my works on paper are made with an array of media, my paintings are done with acrylics using traditional brush and airbrush techniques.

“I am drawn to temporal subjects and seasonal motifs because they are accessible to different audiences and can be interpreted on multiple levels. Like art, activities such as sports and the holidays are occasions of social bonding, but they are also occasions where thoughts and values sometimes clash.”

“Selected Works: 1999-2014,” like all exhibits at the Talley Gallery, is supported by Bemidji State’s student body through the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee.

Hebert was a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, and his works are in numerous private and public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Neuberger Berman Collection in  New York; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles; and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.

He has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Dakota and a master of fine arts in painting and printmaking from the Long Island School of Design. He has been on the faculty at the University of North Dakota since 2012.

About the Talley Gallery

Located in Bridgeman Hall room 140 on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Talley Gallery Exhibits

• Butch Holden, ceramics — Nov. 4-Dec. 17


• Laura Goliaszewski, Talley Gallery director; (218) 755-3708, lgoliaszewski@bemidjistate.edu


Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling nearly 5,000 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.