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Visit the art galleries this month

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2022
Updated on January 4, 2022
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This winter, you don’t have to go very far for a change of scenery. Head over to Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, to fill your days with color at one of these art galleries.

“On Belonging” in the Inez Greenberg Gallery

In response to increasing racial polarity in the United States, Nirmal Raja and Lois Bielefeld examine identity, belonging and our connection to place and history through photography, video, audio and art installations in the “On Belonging” exhibit, January 7 – February 18.  The opening reception is Friday, January 7, 6 – 8 p.m., at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, and an artist talk Tuesday, January 11, at 7 p.m.

“Nature: Shadows and Reflections” in the Atrium Gallery

Local artist James Burpee celebrates nature in his solo exhibition, “Nature: Shadows and Reflections”  January 13 – February 27. In the paintings, Burpee masters the challenge of transposing three-dimensional forms onto a two-dimensional surface as well as exploring luminous color. The paintings express Burpee’s skillful approach to describe and project “light” as an actual source. The artist reception is scheduled Saturday, February 19, 1 – 3 p.m, at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road.