UntitledWinona State University will host the art exhibition 1000 Little Things by Monica Sheets Nov. 18 – Dec. 11 in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

The exhibition recreates elements of East German life and history by exploring identity, history and nostalgia.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

An artist talk will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 and will be followed by the opening reception at 5 p.m. in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

As part of her installation, Sheets will host a screening of Here We Come, a film about breakdancing in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Watkins Gallery.

Sheets is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Sheets works and resides in Minneapolis, Minn., where she is a current artist-in-residence at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay rboulay@winona.edu or visit the Watkins Gallery Facebook page.

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Nicole Cullinan