Artist Keren Kroul Brings Memories & Synapses to Life with Watercolor Paintings

Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery is presenting a collection of works by Minnesota educator and artist Keren Kroul. In “Memory of Our Memories” Kroul creates intriguing landscapes of the mind using watercolors. Her paintings examine identity through memory, inspired by the brain’s function of collecting, transmitting and storing information.

Kroul is a 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This grant is made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All gallery activities are funded in part by the Bemidji State Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), a student commission, and are open free to the public.

About the Talley Gallery

Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery was dedicated to the memory of Ila Mae Talley on Sept. 27, 1975. Talley joined the Bemidji State Teachers College faculty in 1946 and taught at the college until her death in 1963. During her tenure, she organized the Bemidji Creative Arts Center and the Minnesota Art Education Exchange, now known as the Art Educators of Minnesota. At BSC, she taught a variety of students in elementary art, techniques of weaving, Introduction to Art and Methods of Teaching Art.

The Talley Gallery’s exhibits, collections and programs have supplemented BSU art education and cultivated a greater understanding of and appreciation for creative expression in the Bemidji region. Each year, the gallery hosts six visiting professional artists and juries three BSU student shows – two senior art shows and one scholarship show.

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.

Contact

  • Laura Goliaszewski, Talley Gallery director; (218) 755-3737, laura.goliaszewski@bemidjistate.edu

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