Upcoming Events

Molly Yergens - The Athens of the West
Molly Yergens
Friday, December 19
Reception: 6pm – 8pm

The Athens of the West
New Paintings

December 19 – January 18, 2015

In the 1860’s, Faribault, was considered a cultural mecca, and thus became widely known as “The Athens of the West.” In 1914, an unknown author wrote: “The resemblance of the most beautiful young city of Minnesota to the Ancient Grecian metropolis arises from the topography of Faribault, the cosmopolitan character, the culture and refinement of its citizens, the large number of temples of worship and the fame and excellence of its schools.” Painter Molly Yergens has taught visual art at one of these revered educational institutions for nine years and she approached her recent collection of paintings as would a wide-eyed traveler who arrived to the fair city 100 years too late. “Athens of the West” pays tribute to a sleepy, blue-collar Midwestern town and reveals the artist’s keen curiosity and appreciation for what Faribault has been, what it is and what it could have become.


Erica Frank. New Works.
Erica Frank
Friday, January 9
Reception: 6pm – 8pm

New Works.

January 9 – February 8, 2015

“It is my responsibility as an artist to address social and personal happenings. The objects manifested in my work recognize and parallel the human experience. I am fascinated by the unwanted, the used and discarded as well as the objects we rally against their will. My sculptures and paintings seek to explore the tension present between the transformation we seek and that which we withhold. Using re-purposed industrial components in conjunction with traditional artist materials provides a platform for this tension and duality.”


Tim Ray - Unseen Drawings + Prints. January 22 - February 22, 2015
Tim Ray – Drawings + Prints
Thursday, January 22
Reception: 6pm – 8pm

Opening reception: Thursday, January 22, 6 – 8pm
Exhibit runs: January 22 – February 22, 2015

The gallery presents a series of unseen drawings and prints from artist Tim Ray.

by John Lamb

Ray was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, and taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead from 1970 until retiring in 1997.

“I always saw Tim as a model of the artist. Something I always hoped to achieve. Tim viewed his students as artists worthy of his friendship, concern and respect,” wrote artist and former student T.L. Solien on Ray’s Caring Bridge page.