Blurred Boundaries

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (BLCA) presents Blurred Boundaries, works by Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber and Lyz Wendland. Blurred Boundaries is on view June 24 to July22.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday June 24 from 2 to 5 pm.

This exhibition explores the mapping of urban and suburban, architecture and nature, memories and physical places which result in colorful abstracted – blurred boundaries.

About the Artists:

Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber is an artist and educator from the Twin Cities. Kitzhaber earned a BFA and MFA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of MN-Twin Cities, where she also studied art history and English. A first generation college graduate, Kitzhaber considers herself a life-long learner. She has taken workshops in lithography, screen and monotype printmaking as well as digital drawing, Photoshop and Illustrator. She teaches painting, drawing, design foundation, and art seminar/exhibition classes at the University of WI-River Falls. Her current work is about place, land and maps. In 2013, Kitzhaber was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant to create 10-12 new artworks about physical and intangible maps. Kitzhaber has been a professional artist for over 20 years, exhibiting her work in regional, national and international venues. In addition, she has received grants for travel, mentorship and course redesign at the University of WI-River Falls. An award winning artist, Kitzhaber has a studio in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis.

Lyz Wendland received her MFA in visual studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her BFA in drawing, painting and art history from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA. In 2016, Lyz was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. She has also been the recipient of a 2009 Jerome Fiber Grant.

Lyz’s work is influenced by natural and suburban landscapes. She is inspired by the idea of comfort within suburban environments commenting on the relationship between architecture and nature. Her works employ drawing, painting, paper sculptures and mixed media installations. Currently Lyz lives and works in her home studio in Stillwater, Minnesota where she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.