Last summer, a group of 10 visual artists, musicians, and writers convened at Mallard Island in northern Minnesota for a week-long residency. Why? The island's former resident — artist, explorer, and intellectual Ernest Oberholtzer — may have played a part in their intrigue. This Saturday, you can see what inspiration they took from the experience at Kolman & Pryor Gallery. The group, which refers to itself as the Guess Ready Review, includes Kate Cassanova, Chris Koza, Christopher Atkins, John Fleischer, and others. Cassanova, who spent much time living on the nearby Rainy Lake, has stated that growing up in the area had great impact on her art making. Her love of nature is clearly evident in her work, which has included growing mushrooms in cars, celebrating bird calls, and nurturing moss balls. At the ongoing show, which opened last week, guests will be treated to pieces that include video, sculpture, and photography (with sound!). Many works also explore nature and what is considered natural. There will be a public reception with live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and an artists' talk at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28.
Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through April 12, 2014