Exhibit of "Disappearing American Landscapes"
Monday, January 9- Sunday, February 19
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library
Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit of paintings and
photographs entitled "Disappearing American Landscapes."
The exhibit will run from January 9 through February 19.
New Harmony, IN, artist Mary Ann Michna studied painting and
photography at Purdue University, receiving a bachelor of arts
degree in 1975. She continued graduate studies at Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn, NY, receiving a master's in fine arts in 1978.
For over 15 years, she has been producing
artwork influenced by the ever-changing and
often-disappearing American landscape. Her work on this
project began in 2000 when she had a daily commute between
Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.
She created imagery influenced by her drive on Interstate 70 and
then focused on the surroundings of her hometown of Terre
Haute. Terre Haute provided inspiration for her artwork because of
its long, working-class history and an urban landscape that
seemed to hold on to remnants of its past
Paintings and photographs of road trips throughout
the United States have been added to her collection.
Her observations are of everyday places and people that
are usually overlooked, remaining bits and pieces of what once
Most of the paintings are based on imagery found in her
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or
visit the Archabbey Library's website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to
view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before
Photo: "Two Men at the Main Cafe."