Burnsville Performing Arts Center

"Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC"

Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC
Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC

Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC_2
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Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC
Exhibit Dates: January 29, 2009 - March 31, 2009


Burnsville Performing Arts Center Holds First Fine Art and History Exhibition
January 19, 2009 – Burnsville, MN – In Community + Evolution + Art = BPAC, curated by the Dakota County Historical Society, the spotlight is on talented local artists and the history of change that is Burnsville’s past and present.  Built around the core idea that the new Burnsville Performing Arts Center is many things, including a gathering place for an increasingly diverse community, the exhibition’s deliberately eclectic mix of sculptures, paintings, photographs, and artifacts is intended to convey the multitude of ways the Center can be used by the community.  The exhibition opening is Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and many of the artists and historical society staff will be on hand to discuss their work.
Traditional portrait, still life, and landscape paintings influenced by the Minnesota River School introduce visitors to the 2,000 square foot space.  Inside, patrons will experience whimsical creatures, furniture inspired by nature, bright abstract paintings, intricate, cold steel sculptures and more.  Most of the participating artists are members the Burnsville Visual Arts Society, and local artists created all of the work displayed.
Complementing the fine art on exhibit are several historical vignettes created by the Dakota County Historical Society.  As the curator of the show, the Society brought out artifacts and images from its collection to highlight the evolution of Burnsville from Dakota Indian village to modern suburb, ending with the Heart of the City project.