When exhibits are on display, the Winona Arts Center Gallery is open on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00pm, Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00pm, and one hour prior to concerts.

“Conversations: The Collaboration of an Artist and an Artificial Intelligence” by Morro Schreiber

Opening Reception: Sunday / January 28, 2024 / 1:00-4:00pm / Artist Talk 1:30pm
Exhibit Dates: January 28 - March 3, 2024

The Winona Arts Center is pleased to announce the exhibit “Conversations: The Collaboration of an Artist and an Artificial Intelligence” by Morro Schreiber opens on January 28, 2024 and runs through March 3, 2024.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 1:00 to 4:00pm, with an Artist Talk at 1:30pm.

Schreiber is a lifelong artist and wordsmith who overcame a visceral knee-jerk hatred of the very idea of art created with artificial intelligence within minutes of actually using AI to create some art of her own.

She’s been in daily conversation with midJourney AI since the release of v3 over a year ago, and has generated over 45,000 images (of disparate interest and quality), now working with v5.2 and the recently released v6.

Schreiber encourages those who fear AI (or who don’t believe that AI art is “real” art) to give it a try – hoping to proselytize the beautiful potential of this remarkable new tool, which has the power to unlock the artistic potential in everyone, whether they’re “good at drawing” or not.

Schreiber has lived in Winona with her family for the past 18 years; this is her first solo exhibition.

All things left undone Schreiber 2
In the Last Days of the Bird People Schreiber 1

Jean Lukens

Opening Reception: Sunday / March 10, 2024 / 1:00-4:00pm / Artist Talk 3:00pm
Exhibit Dates: March 10 - April 21, 2024

Jean Lukens is a Wisconsin native. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Art History and a minor in Studio Art.

She moved to California in 1982. Jean was juried into 9 years of self-guided studio tours, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Cultural Council.

She returned to WI in 2008 and has had many gallery shows. Her work is collected locally, nationally and internationally.

From the artist: "I am a contemporary watercolor artist. My paintings are created with balanced harmony of color, shape, line and texture in mind. For me, processing and creating a painting is exciting. As I bring an idea to the paper. Executing the mechanics of this process effortlessly."

Jean Lukens Watercolor Painting

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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