On Thursday Oct. 3, 4:30-6pm the community is invited to a celebration and opening of the Sadie Doering exhibit in Galleria Valencia inside MN Conservatory for the Arts’ home, The Valencia Arts Center. During the celebration, the community will have the opportunity to meet the artist, walk through the exhibit and enjoy treats. Visitors will love exhibit which explores the beauty of dance with charcoal, photography, and paint. The exhibit will run throughout the month of October and part of November and will be viewable during MCA office hours (M-W & F 9am-7pm, Th 11:30-5:30pm and Sat. 9am-Noon) and during regularly scheduled classes.

Artist Statement

The beauty of dance performances, for me, is that they are like moving paintings. In this work I hoped to capture the vibrancy and sheer talent that dancers express through their movement. Earlier this Spring the Minnesota Conservatory of the Arts graciously offered me the privilege of observing and photographing two days of rehearsals for the Dance Repertory Company performance of Classically Speaking. Through those pictures, I was able to make a selection as photographs and reworked others in charcoal, paint, and ceramics.

About the Artist

Sadie Doering is a Senior at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a Graphic Design and Art Studio Major whose favorite mediums are ceramics and drawing. Upon graduation from SMU she plans to earn an online certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. With the certification she intends to teach in South Korea for a few years post graduation.

About MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit mca.smumn.edu, email mca@smumn.edu, or call 507-453-5500.