Artist exhibits works at center starting SundayPRESCOTT — The Great River Road Learning Center in Prescott will present an exhibit of the giclee prints of Carleton McCambridge.
PRESCOTT — The Great River Road Learning Center in Prescott will present an exhibit of the giclee prints of Carleton McCambridge.
The exhibit opens this Sunday, and continues through Sunday, March 8. The opening reception and McCambridge’s artist talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.
McCambridge’s paintings reflect a wide range of subject matter from landscape to portraiture, and reflect his longstanding interest in the art and culture of Native Americans and the American West. Many of his portrait subjects are located in local and contemporary settings. In this exhibition, his paintings will feature portraits of Dakota and Ojibwe people who have inspired his work.
According to McCambridge: “The subjects of my portraits include Native American friends as well as participants in various Wacipi (Powwows) that I have attended. My respect for the Dakota and Ojibwe people and their history stems from my youth. The Mississippi and St. Croix rivers have been more than a beautiful backdrop to these people’s individual cultures and interactions with each other. These great rivers provided sustenance, commerce, transportation and communication between the two cultures.”
In the exhibition and presentation, McCambridge will share his passion for art, his love for the history of these rivers and his admiration for the Native American cultures of this region. McCambridge has dedicated this show to the memory of Steven Blake, Ojibwe artist and leader, who died last September.
McCambridge studied art history at Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota. He studied oil painting with various artists and schools in the Twin Cities region. He and his wife, Liz, live in Minneapolis. To view previews of his work, see the artist’s Web site at www.carletonmccambridge.com.