Walter Piehl’s exhibit entitiled, “Retrospective” is on display in both galleries, at the James Memorial Art Center from now until May 30th! As the saying goes, this isn’t Walter Piehl’s first rodeo. For over 50 years, Walter has been an artist, mentor, and teacher. The gallery, which bears his name, is a tribute to his many years of service, not only to Minot State University, but also to his tireless support of art and the art community.
Walter is an aficionado of history and art with a lifelong passion for Western Americana. This stems from his upbringing in a ranching family that rode horses, raised stock and participated in rodeos.
“ I will always be a painter of Western Americana. The Horse culture and the raching culture were always so important to me-part of my everyday life. Pursuing art and pursuing that subject matter which was so important to me, naturally led me into all sorts of themes of the Wild West, of the tame West , of the rodeo and of the historic West.”
*image used with permission* Walter Piehl’s “Walking Merry Go Round Cowgirl”
The ND Student Art Show non-finalists will be on display in Centerstage at the James Memorial Art Center. Come view some great works from North Dakota Student artists.
There will be a closing Artist Reception on Thursday, May 30th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come chat with Walter Piehl and student artists while you enjoy light refreshments. Free and open to the public!