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Rochester Art Center unveils two new exhibitions

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Part of Emmett Ramstad's "After You" Exhibition at the Rochester Art Center Part of Emmett Ramstad's "After You" Exhibition at the Rochester Art Center
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

The Rochester Art Center now has two new exhibitions that opened Friday evening.

Emmett Ramstad's "After You" exhibition is part of the Third Floor Emerging Artist Exhibition Series, which showcases artists living and working in Minnesota.

His exhibit features many items often found in a bathroom, forcing exhibit go-ers to examine how we negotiate the private and public duality of spaces in our daily routines.

His work investigates and re-imagines various structures such as a bathroom stall, bars of soap, paper towel dispensers, etc., and perceived hierarchies surrounding them.

It's what he terms "the intimate ordinary".

Probably the most interesting part of his exhibition is the bathroom stall with a telephone, that actually works, in which he will periodically call to chat with whomever might be nearby to answer.

C. Anthony Huber is a Rochester native, and his "Re-Surface" exhibition is part of the RAC-squared Local Artist Exhibition Series, which showcases artists working in the 11 counties of Southeastern Minnesota.

Each work in his exhibition is inspired by a roadway intersection from Rochester, his hometown.

He uses resin to give the art shine, and creates each work with materials such as blacktop, oil paint, or concrete to recreate surfaces of pavement.

"Rochester Art Center has always prided itself on reflecting contemporary art production everywhere. So, in edition to the national and international shows, we of course want to highlight all of the incredible artistic production that's happening within our state. So, that's why we devote our entire third floor to Minnesota artists," said Susannah Magers, the Curator of Art and Public Engagement at the Rochester Art Center.

Both Ramstad and Huber's exhibitions will continue through April 24th.

And, the icing on the cake? The exhibitions are free! Though donations are always accepted.

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