The Anderson Center presents There Is A Ladder: Reaching for the Unknown exhibition, curated by acclaimed artist Cate Whittemore.
Delving into the unknown is an aspect of original creative work in a wide array of arts disciplines, including the sciences. To follow the gleam of an idea to its eventual realization requires a sustained leap of faith. To dispel impressions that inventions and art arise spontaneously, fully formed, this exhibition revelas and honors the creative leaps of faith of 20 award-winning local and international luminaries. The title of the exhbition, There Is a Ladder, is a line from the great Adrienne Rich poem, “Diving into the Wreck,” in which the metaphor of ‘diving’ reflects revelation and discovery.
This unusual collection of sketchbooks, manuscripts palettes, and artifiacts, presents the formative stages of important inventions and creative works, including those of novelist Louise Erdrich, printmakers Gaylord Schanilec and Fred Hagstrom, storyteller Kevin Kling, visual artist Mary Griep, and many others juxtaposed against the experimental machines and journals of Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson, the Anderson Center’s ancestral founder and muse.
The complete list of participants are as follows:
This exhibition will run through Thursday, November 30. For more information, please call the Center: 1-651-388-2009.