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Rapture/Rupture: James D. Butler Upper Mississippi View

Butler's painting "Power Plant/St. Paul" complements the Petrochemical America exhibition focusing on the lower Mississippi "Cancer Alley."

This event takes place each day from April 4th, 2014 to May 4th, 2014.

Duration: 24 hours

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum

Contact: Laurel Bradley, Laurel Bradley, Perlman Teaching Museum

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Illinois artist James D. Butler, known for expansive naturalistic landscapes, has been painting the mighty Mississippi since 1990.  Power Plant/ St. Paul,  offering a bird's eye view of the industrialized riverfront, is part of the artist's on-going examination of the relationship between humankind and nature. 

Butler observes: In the painting, Power Plant/Saint Paul, industry has intruded into the Upper Mississippi region, arguably the most beautiful area along the River.  There are obvious environmental and ecological issues associated with this event.

 This one-painting exhibition, in the Perlman Teaching Museum lobby, adds a Minnesota note to the larger visual conversation embodied in the Petrochemical America: Project Room exhibition.  Our need for power, generated by water, coal, or the petrochemical industry, has serious aesthetic, environmental, and public health consequences.  



This event occurs on:

  • Friday, April 4th, 2014
  • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
  • Sunday, April 6th, 2014
  • Monday, April 7th, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
  • Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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  • Monday, April 28th, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
  • Thursday, May 1st, 2014
  • Friday, May 2nd, 2014
  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
  • Sunday, May 4th, 2014