Shery Lee Short Art Exhibit Opens This Weekend
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 14:09
A new art exhibition will be opening this weekend featuring the works of Sherry Lee Short.
The exhibition, titled Sherry Lee Short: Reflections from Solitude, will focus on Short’s drawings of wilderness landscapes inspired by her trips through North Dakota and Minnesota.
The exhibit will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. and will run from Sept. 28 to Nov. 11 at The Rourke Art Gallery, 423 4th St. S., Moorhead, Minn. There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 28, as well as gallery talk by the artist at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Short taught art, education and women’s studies at MSUM after receiving her Master of Fine Arts with Distinction in 1988 at the University of Georgia. She then left teaching in 1994 to join the Minnkota Health Project, helping victims of HIV/AIDS in rural portions of North Dakota and Minnesota. She has since returned to teaching and now serves as a professor of Minnesota State University’s Department of Art and Design as well as the Interim director of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Short is quoted in the exhibit’s press release as stating, “I find myself most interested in the smaller, more intimate aspects of the landscape rather than the more iconic macrocosms. Clusters of rocks, an isolated tree in the open savanna, last summer’s wildflowers gracing the winter’s snow—these are the places at which I pause and look.”
To that end, the exhibit will consist mostly of works done in earthen media such as graphite, charcoal and pastel that explore introspective themes of simplicity and solitude.
Other opportunities to view the exhibit can be made by appointment by calling 218-236-8861.