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AV: Laura Goliaszewski, The Engaging Power of Story in Art

...that's what art gives us, a better world...Artists, they create works either to document history... or they're a reflection of society and human nature, and it's always been a big part of art in terms of either history or creating stories with a moral in order to give things for people to think about in life - in terms of where we are as a society and how we want to interact with one another... Laura Goliaszewski, Gallery Director, Talley & Harlow/Kleven Galleries.


Show Me A Story, the current exhibit at The Harlow/Kleven Gallery within the Watermark Art Center, inspires curiosity by inviting the viewer to engage thoughtfully with each work.   Laura Goliaszewski curated the show.  In this Area Voices segment she discusses the cultural relevance of art, the current and upcoming exhibits, and how experiencing art allows people to more deeply experience themselves and more meaningfully move through the world.



 I always thought that art really should be not just a spectator sport, that you're actually part of the experience, you know, because an artist gives you one moment in time. ...and the artist wants to engage ...If we could just take the time to look at art in a sense that it lets us learn about who we are... we have to examine who we are... art gives you that. - Laura Goliaszewski




Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.