Sculptor Blair to open new exhibit at BAC

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Arts Council has announced the next exhibit in its artist series, a sculpture exhibit by Greg Blair, an associate professor of art at Northern State University, called “Geographies of Memories.”  

Blair’s exhibit will open May 29 and run through June 21. 

Originally from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Blair completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Before completing his degree, Blair attempted to be a punk rock drummer. 

Blair received his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of North Dakota and most recently received his Ph.D. in art theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts based in Portland, Maine.

In October 2018, he published his first book with Palgrave MacMillan titled, “Errant Bodies, Mobility, and Political Resistance.” Some of the topics included in his current research and art practice are idioms, spatial transgressions, place studies, teaching and being human.

Blair has exhibited his artwork and presented his research both nationally and internationally, in locations including Portugal, Italy, New York City, New Orleans, Boston, Alaska, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Canada.

Blair’s reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 30 with an artist talk about 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception, which will include light refreshments. The BAC encourages the public to join in viewing Blair’s sculptures and to take the opportunity to visit with him.

Brookings Arts Council is a nonprofit organization and for more than 48 years has pursued its mission of “encouraging community communications through the arts by providing a supportive environment for awareness, appreciation, and participation.” 

The Brookings Arts Council is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free.


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