‘America’s Heartland’ goes on displayImages captured by David Husom and William Pringle Rodman will be on display from Jan. 23 through March 13 at the Anderson Center at Tower View.
Images captured by David Husom and William Pringle Rodman will be on display from Jan. 23 through March 13 at the Anderson Center at Tower View.
A public reception for “America’s Heartland: An Exhibition of Photography by David Husom and William Pringle Rodman” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the historic main residence. The exhibition opening will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the main gallery.
The show is described as “an evocative photo exhibition documenting the many facets of rural life in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.”
Taken over a period of years, the photographs document the industries, recreational activities, everyday events and places of gathering —town halls, churches, one-room schools, community centers, bars and local businesses — that for generations formed the backbone of our country, sponsors said.
“Few other photographers have undertaken such an ambitious task,” Anderson Center officials said.
“Together David Husom and William Pringe Rodman offer a rare glimpse into the many facets of rural life, from people socializing, playing, and working to those small, humble communities that are often overlooked or easily forgotten as we rush headlong into the future.”
Husom, who lives in Hager City, has a master of fine arts degree in photography and film from the University of Minnesota, where he is currently a lecturer on new media at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as a graduate faculty member in the master of liberal studies program.
Husom has exhibited his photographs extensively throughout the United States, from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Rodman, who was educated at Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Medical School, is an eye physician and surgeon living in Minneapolis.
He is primarily a self-taught photographer.
His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries in the Twin Cities and elsewhere, including the University of St. Thomas Business School and the Basilica of St. Mary.
The opening event is free and public.
Beginning Jan. 26, the public can see the exhibit without charge weekdays at the center, located on Highway 61 at Highway 19 in west Red Wing.
For more information, call (651) 388-2009 or go online to www.andersoncenter.org.