Exhibit - LeAnn Gehring-Ryan: 95...All Roads Lead Home
March 14, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibition of photography and metal work, visual images which pay homage to her mother and her ancestral home in south central Minnesota, near the county line of Steele and Waseca.
“I have been the person behind the camera my entire life. I warehouse the majority of the family’s visual images. When deciding on a theme for this body of work it seemed apropos to pay homage to my mother as she circles the sun for the 95th time.
The photos document life at this moment, a snapshot of her time and place. I have included photos of the hamlet that is home to her; the creamery, the site of the country school, the Lemond garage, the township hall (the country school my grandfather attended). And of course I could not complete the series without a nod to my father.
The metal work is also a celebration of my mother’s life. Lockets to preserve sentiment, pearls to enhance festive events, houses to offer sanctuary.”
Gehring-Ryan is a visual artist residing in North Mankato. Her primary means of expression are painting, metal work and photography. After receiving her degree in visual art from Winona State University she worked a plethora of jobs, including sign creation for U.S. Fish and Wildlife, designing and creating stained glass, selling industrial fasteners and most recently teaching visual art at Mankato West for 13 years. If she’s not in the studio she’s probably in the garden or in Italy or someplace exotic…at least in her dreams.
Exhibit March 7-23
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday 1pm-4pm and Saturday 11am-5pm.
Reception Saturday, March 9 7-9pm
Carnegie Art Center