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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Take Everything Features Feminist, Punk-Inspired Works


Joan of Arc meets Courtney Love in Michael Hubbard’s upcoming exhibition Take Everything, beginning Monday, Sept. 15 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Hubbard’s solo exhibition, Take Everything, features paintings and installation work tracing a lineage of punk-rock feminists. Following the social and political activism of the Riot Grrrl and female-driven punk rock movements of the nineties, Hubbard relates those drives to current social and political movements. This specific exhibition focuses on two very different personas: Olympia native Courtney Love, and medieval warrior Joan of Arc. Though very different, Hubbard shows how both women act as points of reference in an exploration of the punk-feminist universe.

Take Everything runs Monday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Oct. 31. A special opening reception will take place on opening night (Sept. 15) at 6 p.m. that includes a free concert from Full Moon Radio. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during this exhibition. For more information about The Gallery at the Minnaert Center, visit


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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