Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Kay Adkins Brown, curator of the new exhibit Galen Arthur Brown: Shapes and Shadows at the Northfield Arts Guild.
Galen Arthur Brown: Shapes and Shadows
September 28-October 27, 2018
“My art is not a lecture, I just want people to think.” – Galen Brown
Over his career as an artist, Brown’s work centered around that theme. His images delve into the shapes and shadows of what he observed. Whether it was the shapes related to war and peace, the shapes of justice and injustice, shapes behind other artist’s works, shapes in landscapes, and even the shapes related to his own cancer, he challenges the viewer to think. For many years, Galen Brown was involved with the Northfield Arts Guild, as an exhibitor, volunteer and Gallery Committee member. The Guild is proud to host this Minnesota premier.
“We are so pleased to bring this exhibit to the Northfield Arts Guild, at the close of the 50th Anniversary of the national commemoration of the Vietnam War. A Marine and Purple Heart recipient, Galen’s artistic journey started with his return from the war and spanned 40 years.” – Kay Adkins Brown
To view the collection, please visit: https://galenbrownartcollection.com/
To hear an introduction by Kay Adkins Brown to the exhibit, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFL0vHljxss
Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
On Friday, September 28 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. we invite the community help us celebrate Galen Brown and experience his artwork at the Opening Reception of this exhibition; refreshments will be served.
- 6:30 pmSelections from Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Laura Palmer, read by actors: Susan Carlson, Todd Carlson, Kevin Chapman, Felicia Crosby, Elin Odegaard, Jill Luoma-Overstreet, Bryan Reed, and Rob Schanilec.
- Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Laura Palmer is an inspiring book filled with powerful words. Words written by mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends, fathers, sons, brothers, friends and comrades. Each person was left forever-wounded by the Vietnam War, with little but stories and memories of their loved ones: sweet, funny, heartbreaking and difficult memories.
- These letters are only a few from Palmer’s book. We are grateful to her for allowing us to publicly read them here this evening.
- 7:30 pmRemarks from Curator, Kay Adkins Brown.