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Visual Arts Professor Alonso Sierralta Featured at Minnesota State Fair

Concordia University visual arts professor Alonso Sierralta is one of 12 artists featured at the upcoming Minnesota State Fair event named Studio: Here at the Minnesota State Fair. The idea behind the event, which debuted at last year's state fair, is to give viewers a glimpse of the artistic process.

During the 12 days of the fair, 12 different artists will work one full day to create a piece of artwork. A portion of the fair's Fine Arts Building (corner of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave.) will be turned into a working studio for the featured artists. Sierralta will be showcased on Sunday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sierralta, who teaches sculpture, painting and 3-D design at Concordia University, will be creating a mixed media piece using steel rods, stucco lath and mud. He’s excited about the opportunity the Studio event gives the general public to view the inner-workings of artists, process, techniques, material manipulation and methodology.

“Often people tend to think that art is carelessly made, or doesn’t take much effort, so this is a great opportunity to see the artist engaged and fully engrossed in the process of making art,” Sierralta said.


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