In The Inez Greenberg Gallery
JUNE 21 – AUGUST 2, 2019
Works by: Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow
Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
This Artistry-curated exhibition features the work of Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow, two award winning artists from different generations. These artists explore and express life and identity in its richness, complexity, harmony and discord. In both art practice and advocacy, Aiken and Barlow are immersed in, driven by, and respond to the communities that surround them.
In addition to a stunning survey of artwork, this exhibition will feature an interactive component designed by the exhibiting artists for the community to experience.
About the Artists
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In the Atrium Gallery
Cultures, Chicken Feet and Conical Hats
JUNE 7 – JULY 21, 2019
Works by: Peter Wong
Opening Reception: June 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
A photographic adventure, Cultures, Chicken Feet & Conical Hats is an exploration of the people, places, and customs of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia as seen through the expert lens of photographer Peter Wong.
Captivating landscapes, rich imagery, colorful tapestries and characters await the viewer and provide a rare glimpse of these complex and changing countries.
“I have been photographing people, places and products for more than 38 years. With the advancement of technology, the cameras are getting better and better and the software is constantly improving, all of which challenges and pushes the pursuit of creativity to even greater heights.” – Peter Wong
About the Artist
Peter Wong and his work demonstrate a panorama of photographic talent spanning a diverse range of activities - from commercial, fine-art and travel photography to teaching, lecturing and guiding photo workshops.
Peter spent three decades photographing commercially for advertising agencies and their clients, as well as specializing in photography for golf courses and resorts. Blending those experiences with new passions, Peter has in recent years entered the worlds of fine-art and travel photography, working as shooter, teacher and guide. Melding these genres gives Peter the opportunity not only to capture new experiences but also to share his knowledge and advance the skills of other enthusiasts. The results go far beyond travel postcards with images that show real connections with the places visited, and a deep understanding of the hearts of other people, all communicated to appreciative audiences worldwide.
Those audiences include publications who have awarded Peter with coveted assignments, along with award juries and the public at large. His work has appeared in local and regional competitions including the Minnesota State Fair, Academy of Golf Art Juried Show, Bloomington Art Center, Arts in Harmony International Show, Golf Digest, Links Magazine and Golf magazine.
During interludes from travel, Peter enjoys teaching photography at his local school district and has lectured on Art and Travel photography along with judging at camera clubs throughout the region.
Peter and his wife Rebecca live in Burnsville, Minnesota, and a few of their many interests include international cuisine, long weekends at photogenic lakes up north, and the occasional round of golf.