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Slideshow: ECOCENTRIC: ART, ECOLOGY, AND ENGAGEMENT

The Gordon Parks Gallery exhibit, Ecocentric: Art, Ecology and Engagement, features artists addressing environmental issues through their work and engaging the public in their creative medium.

“Ecocentric is a term that was coined in recent years to denote a nature-centered system of values; that which directly opposes anthropocentrism (the idea that humans are the center of the universe), says gallery director Erica Rasmussen about the exhibit. “Like the development of environmentalism that seeks to protect the natural environment, Ecocentrism intends to challenge Western practices associated with culture, science and politics. In the arts there has also been an emergence of ecologically minded individuals who seek to raise our consciousness about pressing environmental issues through solution based artworks. Each of these artists not only addresses environmental issues through their work, but also engages the public in their creative practice.”

Exhibition participants include Miranda Brandon, Minneapolis; Rachel Breen, Minneapolis; and Mary Johnson; Shoreview.

Exhibit Hours

The exhibit will be on display through July 13.

Spring gallery hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Summer hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located at the university’s Saint Paul Campus in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street. For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.

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Haute Dish releases special Fall/Spring issue

The student operated arts and literary magazine, Haute Dish, released a special Fall 2016/Spring 2017 issue this week. The magazine, which showcases the literary and artistic talent of Metropolitan State students, is available on magazine racks throughout all Metropolitan State campuses.

Haute Dish is now accepting submissions from students, staff, faculty and alumni for their Fall 2017 issue. Submit your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir/personal essay, photography, illustration, or digital-storytelling (film/video). Multi-lingual poetry and prose is highly encouraged.

Submissions deadline for Fall 2017 is midnight, April 15, 2017.

For submission instructions or general information at their website, or email them at: hautedish@metrostate.edu.

 

Photos: 2016 Diversity Job Fair

The Career Center’s signature annual event, the Diversity Networking and Job Fair, showcased more than 30 employers who visited Metropolitan State University to meet with and potentially hire students and alumni.

Photos by Kevin O’Connor