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The Brookings Arts Council is excited to announce the next exhibit in our artist series, Dr. Greg Blair, an Associate Professor of Art at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and his latest sculpture exhibit, “Geographies of Memories.” Blair’s exhibit will open May 29th and run through June 21st.

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, ME.

In October of 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 on June 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with an artist talk about 5:00. The public is welcome to attend the reception, which will include light refreshments. We encourage the public to join us in admiring Blair’s amazing sculptures and to take the opportunity to visit with him.

Brookings Arts Council is a non-profit 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 12:00-5:00 p.m. and there is never an admission fee.