Rountree Gallery Show ‘Connects Distances’

Artists from coast to coast are brought together by curator Mary Bergs in a dynamic show titled “Connecting Distances” running through Oct. 24 at the Rountree Gallery, 120 W. Main St., in Platteville. The show is open every Thursday and Friday at 4-8 p.m. and every Saturday at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a 4-8 p.m. reception Oct. 9 features a curator talk at 6 p.m.

Artist and curator Bergs of Benton brought together 12 artists from California, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin for this national exhibition.

Earlier this summer, Bill Mitchell, president of the nonprofit gallery, approached Bergs about curating an exhibit for the fall. Bergs suggested an exhibition from artists across the country who have participated in an exchange of work, support and ideas during the time of COVID-19.

According to Mitchell, hosting this national exhibit offers a chance to appreciate a wider spectrum of art and artists in a local setting.

Many of the artists are well established having shown in national and international exhibitions, in addition to having work in private, corporate and museum collections.

Rountree Gallery, which serves the tri-state area as well as the local community, recently re-opened with in-person exhibitions. The gallery requires guests to wear a face covering and practice social distancing while visiting the gallery or at gallery events.

For more information, see rountreegallery.org.