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Libraries Hosting Exhibitions of Woodcuts and Screenprints by Kathleen Ristinen

A traveling exhibit of Woodcuts and Screenprints by Kathleen Ristinen, offered in partnership with The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, will be on display at the Breckenridge Public Library until May 13, Detroit Lakes Public Library from May 16 to June 24, and Moorhead Public Library from June 27 to August 6.

Woodcuts & Screenprints is a series of work selected from over the decades of the artist’s career. Many were made specifically for The Rourke’s Annual Midwestern Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art. Others represent the artist’s personal history, or result from something observed, experienced, or documented. The human subjects are Kathleen herself or others who have some connection to her. The majority of her images begin as photographs, either from family collections or from the artist’s own photos.

Kathleen Ristinen was born in Menahga, Minnesota (1936). She attended Menahga public school from first grade through high school. She received a B.A. (1957) from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota with majors in art and education and additional study in music; an M.A. (1964) in ceramics from the University of Iowa where she also studied photography and sculpture; a Ph.D. (1994) in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University with additional study in organ and harpsichord. She taught several courses at Ohio University including Humanities, Art Theory, and Art History. She is an artist specializing in printmaking, most recently woodcuts. Her prints have earned awards and recognition in several competitive and invitational exhibitions and are included in public and private collections. Her ceramic work focuses on wheel thrown functional stoneware. She held an organist position for over ten years. She divides her time between homes and studios in Athens, Ohio and rural Becker County, Minnesota.

This Activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

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