This exhibition is presented as part of a larger collaboration between Augsburg University, Bethel University, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and St. Catherine University in conjunction with the publication of Kenneth Steinbach's book Creative Practices for Visual Artists (Routledge, 2018).
The fall of 2018 will bring artist exhibits to four Minneapolis college Galleries for the official book release for Creative Practices for Visual Artists. Focusing on the process through which these artists generate their work, the exhibits will show models, sketchbooks, studies, readings and other information.
September 4 - October 18th. Artist talk Monday October 15th at 12:30 pm. in the Adeline Johnson Conference Center. More info here.
Works by Deborah Aschheim, Matthew Bourbon, Cesar Cornejo, Jill Downen, Lang/Baumann and Wendy Red Star. October 8 - December 16th.
On-campus Artist Talk: Jill Downen discusses her work and creative process Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, 2nd level. Reception with the artist in the Olson Gallery following the talk. More info here
October 5 - November 6. Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Friday, October 19, 1:00 p.m., Auditorium 150, MCAD. More info here.
September 8 - Oct 20. Opening Receptions: Saturday, September 8, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., Visual Arts Building Lecture Hall. More info here.
Based on interviews with a culturally, geographically, and aesthetically diverse group of 75 mid-career artists, Creative Practices For Visual Artists is a reassessment of the methods and approaches used by highly successful artists in their practices.
The book offers concrete resources and solutions to the challenges created over the last fifteen years by the culture of assessment in K-12 education, the impact of digital media and culture, and the high costs of college education. Promoting a holistic approach to artistic practice, it discusses the role of focused and non-objective research, the benefits of reframing one’s approach to studio time, forms of embodied research, open-ended experimentation, and the generative gifts of anxiety and failure.
Steinbach has presented this research at corporate events, teacher workshops, and numerous colleges and universities. Contact him here for information about speaking to your group.
Purchase the book here