The Hallberg Center for the Arts is open again , but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and the community, we will be placing some requirements and limits on visitors and voluteers.  We will be open normal hours Thursday through SaturdayVolunteers and guests will be required to wear a mask (if you don't have one, we will provide on for you).  We are limiting the total volunteers and guests to a total of 15 people in the gallery at any given time.  Sanitizer will be available.  Social distancing is required.

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Material Matters by Rita Dungey - Virtual Exhibit at the Hallberg Center for the Arts presented by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community 

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Material Matters by Rita Kirsch Dungey

This beautiful art exhibit is sponsored by: Greg Lecker

Material Matters is sponsored by the generosity of Greg Lecker

This solo exhibit was rescheduled do to COVID-19 and will now open on May 21, 2020 and be on display through June 13, 2020 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts in Wyoming, MN.  Rita has exhibited her artwork at galleries throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and as far away as Japan.

Rita Kirsch Dungey

The stuff and materials of everyday life provide inspiration for this body of work.    

This exhibit draws on my belief that all material objects constantly undergo change on a journey through history.  Instead of viewing something as old or useless based on the passage of time, can we entertain a series of new beginnings; where what was once “old” can begin again as “new”?  

In this series I challenge traditional presentation of two-dimensional painting and experiment with the raw energy of used materials  - frayed, worn, and uneven canvas remnants, deconstructed books, found papers and scrap lumber.    Bold, playful, and spontaneous, they celebrate history, transitions, and new beginnings.   New life is breathed in to untamed substrates while allowing them to retain some of the character of their previous life.

Rita Kirsch Dungey
May, 2020

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