Artbash X features auctions, music, new exhibitions

The Rochester Art Centercelebrates 10 years in its new building with Artbash X,which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the art center.

The event, which is the art center's major fundraiser,includes live and silent auctions, food and drink, and live music by the Dovetailers, Brass Etc.and Suite.

The live auction features works by artists who have exhibited at the art center since 2004, including international artists Tim Eitel(Germany), Rachel Khedoori(Australia), Henny Linn Kjellberg(Sweden), and others. The silent auction includes a weekend getaway to a Lake Pepin farm house, a gourmet dinner, private house concert by Six Mile Grove,and other items.

New exhibitions will also be open:

"It Might as Well be Spring,"by German artist Michael Sailstorfer,will feature two major installations in the Burton and Judy Onofrio Main Gallery. "Forst," which was first presented in 2010 in Hannover, Germany, will find five trees hanging upside down and rotating slowly. As the trees dry over the course of the exhibition, they lose their leaves and branches, and the remains are constantly swept aside into new patterns.


Sailstorfer will also present a new sound sculpture installation based on recordings of drummer Dave Lombardo.

"Land Harps,"by David Andree,is in the Third Floor Emerging Artist Series gallery. The exhibition focuses on wood-bodied instruments strung with piano wire installed at multiple outdoor locations. The instruments produce soundscapes directed by the natural elements. Andree teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

"Colossal Wood Pile,"by Andrea Grimm,is the newest exhibition in the RAC2 series. For this show, Grimm collected different species of felled regional trees, cut them to a specific size and painted a ring on each log to chart the life and demise of each tree.

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