The Nemeth Art Center (NAC) is hosting an exhibit of new works by Andy Messerschmidt from Aug. 3 through the end of September.

The public is invited to the opening reception and artist talk from 4-6 pm. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Messerschmidt’s ongoing Agroccult series is a body of over 900 landscape paintings depicting geomancy and the metaphoric stimulation of the Earth’s nervous system through the acupressure that is applied by the existence of humans. His bold, colorful imagery is often done on large MDA panels. Set in the large gallery at the Nemeth Art Center, these pieces will fill the space with color and invite imagination, says NAC executive director Nicolle LaFleur.

Messerschmidt currently lives and works in Ely, at the conflux of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the rim of the Canadian Shield to the north. He received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and earned his BFA from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. in 1999.

He has shown extensively in New York at Place-Space Gallery for seven years and continues to exhibit in the U.S. and abroad. Recently, he has exhibited in Germany, Japan, Greece, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Minneapolis.

Messerschmidt will be at the Nemeth for only this one engagement during his exhibit. He will talk about his work and artistic process at this reception.

Admission is always free to the Nemeth Art Center, which is located upstairs at the historic Hubbard County Courthouse, 301 Court Ave., Park rapids. Learn about NAC at www.nemethartcenter.org.

This exhibit and Nemeth Art Center 2019 programming is made possible through the support of a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.