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Horochowski's artist reception this Saturday

In Alexa Horochowski's installation at the Nemeth Art Center, "A fallen sunflower ‘stands in’ for the death of native, wild foods, while groups of pitchforks suggest family units protecting their manufactured food source," she explains.(Submitted photo)

The Nemeth Art Center will host a reception for Alexa Horochowski's "O Horizons" exhibit this Saturday, Aug. 25.

The reception is free and open to the public, with music by "Unpolished" and refreshments provided from 5 to 7 pm.

Horochowski explains, "'O Horizons' explores the uneasy relationship between ecological sustainability and the geopolitical forces driving farm production. Cycles of monoculture crop production, where one species is grown/raised in the same location repeatedly, though profitable in the short term, deplete soil nutrients, require the introduction of toxic chemicals and fertilizers that can contaminate water sources, and put at risk food supply chains."

A McKight Foundation and Bush Fellowship winner, Horochowski is bilingual in Spanish and English and a dual citizen of Argentina and the U.S. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and is a sculpture professor at St. Cloud State University.

Horochowski says her sense of geographic space has been formed by opposing landscapes — the desolate Patagonia of the Atlantic Coast of Argentina where she grew up and the fertile prairie and woods of the Midwest where she lives now.

This activity is funded in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state's general fund.

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