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Sources: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718, marthas@k-state.edu;
and Bill North, 785-532-7718, bnorth@k-state.edu
Web sites: http://beach.k-state.edu and http://www.marcberghaus.com/workspages/Installoio.html
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

ARTIST TALK ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART

MANHATTAN -- On the rooftop of Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is artist Marc Berghaus' depiction of the all-American living room: a 1950s-era sofa, chair and large console TV, all rendered in wood.

Berghaus will give a talk about his "outdoor/indoor/outdoor" installation and the play between interior and exterior spaces at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the museum.

Bill North, senior curator at the Beach Museum, said that "outdoor/indoor/outdoor" operates on many levels.

"The sofa, chair and TV are things that will be familiar to and resonate with most viewers," North said. "But by combining outdoor sights and sounds with indoor furnishings, Berghaus confuses our expectations of interior and exterior spaces and prompts us to reconsider our relationship with nature and the ways in which we try to contain and control it in our daily lives."

The installation was created specifically for the Stolzer Family Foundation Gallery, which is on the museum's roof. It closes Sept. 27.

For more information, call the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.