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Deines Center opens landscape exhibition
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RUSSELL — A new exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell explores the role of the landscape in contemporary art. The “Finding Balance” exhibition will be shown at the Center, located at 820 Main Street, from Friday, May 23, through July 10. This exhibition was curated by Fort Hays State University Professor of Painting Joel T. Dugan, who selected works from 15 renowned artists from around the country.
The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
“The artwork created by the artists of the Midwest has historically focused on themes of the land and mans reliance upon it,” Dugan said. “Many artists explore the landscape of the region as it pertains to our physical survival, domestic livelihood and spirituality.
“In choosing the works for this exhibition I selected artists that explore the presence of man’s footprint on the environment and the impact our surroundings have on us,” Dugan continued. “These works explore the spaces we inhabit, places we visit and memories. As we look forward and consider what the future holds the landscape reminds us of the changes we have lived through.”
The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.