“Melding Metals”, a combined exhibition of new steel sculptures by Andrew Hellmund and new bronze works by David Hyduke, will be shown at the Saint Peter Art Center from September 3rd to 25th.
The two artists became “quick friends and colleagues” shortly after Hellmund became a sculptor in residence at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2018, said Hyduke, who lives in Kasota and mainly works in bronze. Hellmund, based in St. Peter, creates sculptures from found and recycled metals that “express a feeling of hope, fluidity and strength and at the same time promote and support the community”.
Instead of a reception, Hellmund and Hyduke will begin their creative process as guests at Live from the Arts Center on Thursday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. on KMSU 89.7FM (streaming and archived for two weeks at kmsu.org).
Also on display in the Arts Center’s window gallery from September 3 to 25 are Joel Iverson’s “Mortals,” abstract paintings inspired by the video game Mortal Kombat and featuring “a system of pendulums and paint troughs that I made with a canvas spinner recycled bikes, ”says Iverson, who lives in St. Peter.
“Melding Metals” is open to the public from Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. “Mortals” can be seen 24/7 from Minnesota Avenue.