The Winona Arts Center presents Influenced by Rockwell Kent; works created in response to the Rockwell Kent Festival from March 13 – April 30. The Rockwell Kent Festival, held in Winona in February to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kent’s stay in Winona and his influence on the arts, was a point of departure for students in the Printmaking, 3-D Design, and Creative Writing courses to create works of their own. Twenty-four students made relief prints or pop-up book pages and six wrote poetry influenced by various aspects of Kent’s artwork or life that spoke to them.
The public is invited to a reception for the exhibit on Wednesday, March 13th from 7:00-8:30pm. In addition to the artwork at the reception, the Creative Writing students will read their Kent inspired poetry and the WSU Jazz Combo Bopaganda will perform. The Jazz Combo includes Larry Price; Director/ keyboards, Kelly Blau; Guitar, Chris Zoromsky; TenorSax, Tim Hadaway; Trumpet, Andrew Gaard; Bass and Zac Barbier; Drums.
The Creative writing students include Courtney McCaw, Jessica Cahoon, Kate Barrett
Kimmie Sisson, Alyson Tem and Ted Haaland.
Printmaking students include Steven Ayres, Kelsey Bardon, Megan Corcoran, Kathleen Effertz, Rebecca Erickson, Alexa Gibbs, Christian Gill, Courtney Guenveur, Lynsey Holm, Adrian Horsfall, Colleen Keys, Andrew Massat, Michelle Miller, Emily Petersen, Samuel Salkin, Karlee Schwertman, Spencer Sieracki.
3-D Design students are Khaled Aljohar, Kelsey Cherwinka, Kathleen Crum, Jose Dominguez, Leah Krepfle, Shayne Lewinski, Michael Meissner, Megan Merritt, Kelly Nichols, Chelsey Otto, Kiersten Schwartz, LaNaya Shackelford, Miranda Soukup, Samantha Statz, Sibat Tazwar, Madeline Waggener, Kong Xiong.
The Winona Arts Center is located at 228 East 5th Street in Winona. The gallery hours are Wednesday’s from 4-7pm and Friday’s 3-6pm.