Banfill-Locke’s newest exhibit centers on currency

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts has a money initiative going on.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts newest exhibit centers on currency. Photo submitted
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts newest exhibit centers on the art of cash. Photo submitted

But the art center is not asking for money. Rather, it is inviting you to view its latest exhibit centering on the often highly revered green stuff. The show is aptly titled “Medium of Exchange: The Art of Cash.”

The exhibit opens June 22 and runs through Aug. 18. An opening reception will be held at Banfill Friday, June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. A panel discussion will take place Thursday, July 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

But you won’t have to dig deeply into your pockets for this one. “Medium of Exchange,” as all of Banfill’s other exhibits, is free.

“The worldwide financial crisis and the impact of the recession on all of us as individuals makes for perfect timing for a show like this,” said John Schuerman, area artist and the show’s curator. “We all regularly think about it. We hope this show will bring some fresh perspectives to the dialogue.”

The multimedia art exhibit features 10 Twin Cities artists applying considerable skills to interpret their ideas of money conceptually and literally.

The artists are: Alexa Horochowski, Caitlin Karolczak, Eric Lunde, Karen Searle, David Bartley, John Ilg, Rachel Breen, Beth Parkhill, Rob McBroom and Pete Dreissen.

In this show, artists address money, including the recent recession and national debt, money’s connection to power, beauty and personal freedom, the commonwealth, inequity and the simple image of currency.

See paintings, drawings, installations, print-making, photography and sculptures – a wealth of artistic endeavors.

Banfill-Locke is located at 6666 East River Road in Fridley. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 763-574-1850.

Elyse Kaner is at [email protected]