Artist: Humans have complex dialogue with bodies of water

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Michael Eble, an associate professor of studio art at the University of Minnesota-Morris, will be the featured artist for June at the Presentation College Wein Gallery.

Eble’s exhibit, “Honfluer Reflections,” features a series of impressionistic paintings that focus on water and the environment. According to his artist statement, Eble believes that his “paintings reflect the complex dialogue between humans and natural bodies of water.”

The title of his exhibit comes from his 2011 research trip to France, where he studied such Impressionistic landmarks as the port city of Honfluer. Honfluer, a picturesque locale along the Normandy coast, has been the subject of paintings by artists such as Gustave Courbet, Eugene Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind.

The “Honfluer Reflections” exhibit will be on display through July 19. The Wein Gallery is on the second floor of the campus’ main building. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.