The Nemeth Art Center (NAC) is hosting photographer Wayne Gudmundson's exhibit, "White Earth Window," starting June 1 and ending July 28.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
In consultation with Treuer and other tribal elders, roughly 50 topics were selected that reflect the Ojibwe experience on the White Earth Reservation. Gudmundson then made photographs at those specific 50 sites over the last few years.
The text that accompanies the photographs will all have Ojibwe place names, followed by a literal translation and then an expanded explanation of why that particular place is culturally important. Twenty of Gudmundson's stunning black-and-white images of these sites and issues are represented in the "White Earth Window" exhibit.
Gudmundson's photographs were made with a 4-by-5-inch view camera that, like the photographer, is sneaking up on 70 years of age. The technical processes employed by the artist came into popular use around 1880, not long after the establishment of the White Earth Reservation.
An opening reception celebrating the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. This reception will give the public an opportunity to meet artist Gudmundson and hear scholar Anton Treuer speak about the Ojibwe experience on the White Earth Reservation from early folkways to the establishment of the reservation in 1867 up to the present.
The Nemeth Art Center is located at 301 Court Ave. Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. More information is available at nemethartcenter.org.