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Thin Places Art Exhibit at Johnson Heritage Post through April 7

Mar 12, 2019 10:09AM ● By Editor
Media Release from Johnson Heritage Art Gallery - March 12, 2019

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of an exhibition of works titled, Thin Places: "The Forms of Things Unknown: Artists Exploring 'Thin Places,'" with a special guest speaker, Wayne L. Roosa Professor of Art History on opening night.  The opening reception event will be Saturday, March 16 from 5-7PM at Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote, "And as imagination bodies forth/The form of things unknown, the poet's pen/Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing/A local habitation and a name." Visual artists, too, have used the artist's brush, chisel, pencil, film and print to give visible form to what the imagination, soul and heart can see. This lecture explores many artists who have sought to give form to what is deeply felt in those 'thin places' of the imagination. 


The exhibit will continue to run through April 7.