'White Earth Window' reception, music this Saturday

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The Nemeth Art Center (NAC) will host a reception for Wayne Gudmundson's "White Earth Window" exhibit this Saturday, July 14th in Park Rapids.

The reception is free and open to the public, with refreshments and music provided from 5 to 7 p.m. and artist talks with Anton Treuer taking place around 6 p.m.

Gudmundson's artwork can be found in the permanent collection of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.

Gudmundson's photographs have appeared in nine books, several public television documentaries, and numerous exhibits over the past forty years.

The "White Earth Window" exhibit pairs 20 photographs with texts of significant places as seen through the history of the Ojibwe at White Earth, a communal reservation that once encompassed nearly 1,300 square miles.

Historian and writer Dr. Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books, provided the Ojibwe place names for the exhibit and will join Gudmundson for an artist talk on Saturday.

Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Paired with the reception, the Nemeth Art Center 's "2nd Sat Hap" music series will resume with performances by Eddie Lee Kidd, Deb Wallwork and John Heine. Held the 2nd Saturday of every month at the NAC, "2nd Sat Hap" is comprised of an evening of music, poetry, films and performance.

For more information on the July 14th reception, contact info@nemethartcenter.org.

The Nemeth Art Center is located at 301 Court Ave. in Park Rapids, in the upstairs of the historic Hubbard County Courthouse. Gallery hours are noon to 6 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This activity is funded in part by The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.