Minnesota Public Radio: Rural artists reveal a complex world

EXCERPT: “Ashley Hanson wants you to know about an exhibit that celebrates rural Minnesota artists and stories. Hanson, executive director of the nonprofit Department of Public of Transformation in Granite Falls, recommends ‘Field Notes: 7 Truths about the Rural,’ which draws together the work of seven artists of various disciplines. They explore subjects that make up our rural places, including small-town newspapers, post offices, mining and extractive economies, relationship to the land, and more. Laura Youngbird of the Minnesota Chippewa, Grand Portage Band uses mixed media to investigate ‘issues of identity as they relate to family members’ forced enrollment in boarding schools.’ Installation artist Matthew Fluharty of Winona looks at the ways rural communities are presented in national print media compared with local newspapers. Abstract painters Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh of New London look outward to architecture and inward to our emotional landscapes.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3iwTMcX