Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just announced: Max Lohrbach's "Souvenir Portrait"

When celebrated local fashion designer and illustrator Max Lohrbach moved back to his Mantorville homestead last year, it was for good reason - he received a grant from the South Eastern Minnesota Arts Council and the Mantorville Art Guild.

With it, he decided to do an installed illustration: a life-size, 2 and 3D illustration featuring new garments and paintings by Max Lohrbach. Similar to a window display, the scene captures a seated group, circa 1876, "perhaps moments before a Victorian photographer captures the image." Max says, "The display serves not only as an alternative way to showcase garments, but as an unwritten story and common ancestor portrait."

The opening reception on August 21 should be worth the drive.

"Souvenir Portrait"

August 20-September 19, 2010
Viewing hours are-Thursdays 11-4 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sundays Noon-4 p.m.

Wine Reception on August 21st, 5-8 p.m.
Mantorville Art Guild, 508 Clay St., Mantorville, MN

More images from the exhibition:

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