Transformation / Reclamation

Daniela Naomi Molnar & Lee Emma Running

September 6 – October 26, 2024

Reception: Friday, September 6, 5:30 -7 PM

Artist Talk: 6 PM


With paintings, sculpture and poetry, Transformation / Reclamation invites healing through the actions of witness, mourning and immersion in beauty. The work of Daniela Naomi Molnar and Lee Emma Running seeks healing: a shift from despair to creative possibility, from trauma to wonder, from isolation to purpose. Place and Time are honored and reimagined in these works through sustained inquiry and sensorial collaboration with a continuously shifting world.


Nebraska artist Lee Emma Running looks to roadsides as sites of wild beauty and violent accidents. For this exhibition, she repairs the bones of roadkill with glass and gold, and transforms exploded tires into elegant cast iron dinnerware. 

Oregon artist and poet Daniela Naomi Molnar embraces and transforms human and other-than-human intergenerational memory by foraging for pigments in socio-ecological sacrifice zones such as former concentration camps, previously glaciated spots, and abandoned villages.

Molnar is teaching Pigment + Place at The Arts Center, Saturday, September 7, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Class is limited to 10 participants. Register here.

Transformation / Reclamation is sponsored in part by a collaboration with Spring Creek Project

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