The prints of Carleton McCambridge go on display Feb. 1 at the Great River Road Learning Center in Prescott. “Dakota and Ojibwe Portraits: Stories of the St. Croix Valley” will remain on view until March 8.
An opening reception and artist talk are scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the center, located in Freedom Park, just south of downtown Prescott off Highway 35.
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, local officials said. They quoted McCambridge, who said:
In the show and in his artist presentation, McCambridge will share his passion for art, his love for the history of the rivers, and his admiration for the Native American cultures of this region.
The artist has dedicated this show to the memory of Steven Blake, Ojibwe artist, leader and friend who died in September 2008.
To see previews of his
work go to his Web site at