North Idaho College is hosting artist Lanny Bergner’s “Primordial Muse: Evolution” exhibit in NIC’s Boswell Hall Corner Gallery from Nov. 12 to Jan. 24. A gallery walk will be held for the exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. An artist presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in Molstead Library Todd Hall.
Bergner has a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art. He has won multiple awards including the Tyler School of Art Alumni Award and the 2011 People’s Choice Award from the Anacortes Art Festival.
“By using hands-on processes of coiling, fraying, twisting, wrapping, gluing and knotting, I transform industrial screening, wire, silicone and monofilament into organic constructions,” Bergner said. “My desire is to create works that appear to have grown into being. I love the natural world and am constantly inspired by its beauty and infinite varieties of form. This, in combination with my fears, quirks and joys, results in works that celebrate the wonder of it all.”
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Corner Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is underwritten by the Citizen’s Council for the Arts and the NIC Art Department.