February 26th, 2020
SAINT PETER, MINN. – Complex embroidery referencing brain scans, nebulas, eyeballs, and other elements of science and art history unify the nearly sixty mixed media pieces in “Graftworks,” a solo exhibition by Gustavus Adolphus College Costume Design and Technology Instructor Larissa McConnell, on display at the Arts Center of Saint Peter March 6-28, 2020.
“The presence of thread ties all the pieces together. Yet, like people, they each make a statement singly,” says McConnell, who resides in St. Peter during the academic year and in Dunkirk, New York, during summer months, when she focuses full-time on art-making. “There are not just connections between the artwork here, but between them and me, and you and me, and them and you, and all of this.”
The public is invited to the opening reception for the exhibition on Saturday, March 7, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with remarks by the artist at 3:30 p.m.
The Arts Center’s galleries are free and wheelchair-accessible. Gallery hours are Wednesday though Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.