'Winn CO OP'

Severson art exhibit displayed at Luther College March 30-April 29
Featuring sculptures by Decorah native Luke Severson, the art exhibit "Winn CO OP" will be on display March 30-April 29 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther College campus. There will be an opening reception in the gallery at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Conceived and executed in 2016 and early 2017, "Winn CO OP" is a collection of sculptures referencing issues of containment and collection, labor and play, and sustenance and indulgence. The pieces explore overlapping areas of these themes.

A self-described object-maker, Severson says that his driving interest for sculpting is "an attempt to manipulate the communicative strength of recognizable objects and forms, creating sculptures in a confluence of material, thought and experience."

Severson, a Decorah native, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master's degree from Kansas State University. He is currently working as an Instructor of Ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is the owner/operator of Morelic, a small art-focused contracting and consulting company specializing in object design and production. 

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.