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Jon Solinger Home Lands Exhibit
July 12-September 6, 2019
Reception July 18, 5-7 PM, Artist Talk 5:30
Otter Tail County Historical Society Museum
Dunlap Room Gallery
1110 Lincoln Avenue West
Fergus Falls MN 56537
Home Lands is an exhibit of photography about the generations-long connections between the people and the land in my Otter Tail County, Minnesota neighborhood, with its layers of differing histories just under the surface. Working my way through this project resulted in more questions than answers, and feels more like a beginning than a conclusion. How were my immigrant ancestors different from and how did they parallel today’s newcomers to the county? What made possible the settling here of my European ancestors and other homesteaders in the late 19th century, who transformed this physical and cultural landscape and led to my own existence here?
This activity is funded in part by an Individual Arts Partnership Grant from The Arts Partnership.