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Tales from the North

Date: 03/25/2013

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Quarter Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free


Tales from the North:
Kelsey Bosch and Steph Thompson

March 18 – 27, 2013

Quarter Gallery
Regis Center for Art | University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Public Reception for the Artists
Saturday, March 23
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Steph Thompson is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota state Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibition Description
In Tales from the North, artists Kelsey Bosch and Steph Thompson explore stories and recount personal experience from the countries of Iceland and Norway. Influenced by Icelandic folk tales, Bosch explores a disturbing Nordic lore of wealth. Thompson will present a new body of paintings inspired by a recent investigation into the culture and landscape of Norway.

About Kelsey Bosch
Kelsey Bosch is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Twin Cities. Her current work explores folklore and the counterintuitive relationship between folk tales and isolation (and the association of isolation with emotional turmoil and madness). Bosch is a 2013 artist-in-residence at Nes Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland and received a Forecast Public Art Planning and Development grant in 2010. She graduated in 2009 with a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Department of Art.

About Steph Thompson
Stephanie Thompson is a painter based in Minnesota and New York. Influenced by artistic research into her family's Scandinavian heritage, Thompson's work investigates memory, Norwegian culture and the Nordic landscape. Thompson is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Department of Art in 2008.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/


  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available in the 21st Avenue Ramp. Hourly and event rates will apply.

More information: http://art.umn.edu/nash

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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