This Friday, February 28th, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota will be hosting a portion of its Lake Superior Design Retreat within the Joseph Nease Gallery. Participants will enjoy a dinner within our gallery space, which is currently exhibiting Kathy McTavish’s solo work in “count. map. pulse. breathe.” The Lake Superior Design Retreat is an annual, winter weekend extravaganza in Duluth, Minnesota. Architects and others interested in design will be gathering to explore the corners of design with six invited design professionals who share their passion for their art and/or craft and discuss their creative stories.
One of this year’s speakers is none other than Kathy McTavish herself!
McTavish's installations reflect the lived-experience of the viewer. Her code generated designs become a metaphor for human-people. They iterate visuals with urgency, as if trying to get it right, trying to keep up with a fast-changing world - and yet in all of this, there is a sense of joy in the work itself, in experiencing the act of creating and working toward a purpose with a community of others. A sense of wonder at the beauty of both adhering to the map, encountering a frayed thread, connecting it again to the whole, and then starting again.
Founded in 1892, AIA Minnesota is the professional association for architects in our state. As a component of AIA National, with three local chapters, AIA Minnesota has nearly 2,300 members and a staff of nine professionals. AIA Minnesota provides services to all chapters, produces a regional convention, publishes the award-winning magazine Architecture MN, lobbies on behalf of the profession at the state legislature, and delivers continuing education to all members.
We are both honored and thrilled to host this year’s dinner!
For further information regarding Joseph Nease Gallery please contact the gallery’s manager, Amanda Hunter, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 218.461.8380.