NOTE: Due to construction, The Gallery will be closed through July 17, and should reopen for normal hours on Monday, July 21.


Mining the Ego Blends Drawing, Sculpture, Inflatables

Mining the Ego: Self Portraits of a Humble Artist brings its unique type of sculpture to The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts beginning Monday, June 30, but continuing through the summer.

Mining the Ego presents a selection of sculpture from Benjamin Entner's Ego Sum series, in which Entner draws himself in postures similar to that of Classical Greco-Roman and Renaissance sculpture. Ego Sum is a series of inflatable drawings that explore the boundaries and interplay between two- and three-dimensional methods of “making.” Specifically, the point at which a drawing can become form and an object can become a representation. Mining the Ego includes depictions of the nude human form.

The exhibition runs from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, Aug. 21, at The Gallery at the Minnaert Center. Summer gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. A special reception in honor of the artist will take place Tuesday, July 1 at 6 p.m.

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About the Minnaert Center Gallery

The Gallery at the The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts offers a diverse range of visual arts exhibits and programs to enrich the educational experiences of students and the community.

The Gallery is 1000-square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is a 15-foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery via e-mail at  or call (360) 596-5527.


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