September – October 2023
Visit with the artist on Saturday, September 16 (12 – 2 PM) and Friday, October 20 (4-8 PM)
During the Downtown Art Crawl
- Receptions are open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
- See Ferber’s collection online by downloading a free copy of his art catalog (PDF).
Gallery Saint Germain, Main Floor
Mon – Fri || 10am – 5pm
Sat. || 10am – 2pm
Always Free to Attend. Always Inspiring.
Exhibition Description: Artist Statement
Here’s to all the “Wounded-Healers” out there. We are co-creators with the God of the universe—a power much greater than ourselves, however we personally understand that power. In creation God took dust and formed man and sculpted woman from man. That first man was named Adam or “Adamah” in the original Hebrew, meaning “from the earth”— brown clay. Then, God sculpted Eve meaning “Life” from a bone of Adam’s side. Regardless of your belief system, from dust, from brown clay we have come and to dust we shall return—the circle of life. But, also, LIFE AFTER LIFE! Eternal symbols/GEARS, from all cultures across time. There is HOPE, there is new life, there is eternal life.
Our lives, like fragile pots, can easily become broken. However, BROKENNESS doesn’t have to mean disaster, but can mean becoming a brand new creation. We take all the broken pieces of our lives, give them back to our understanding of the Divine, and that power can make a NEW CREATION, something we could never have become if we had not been broken. We can be more beautiful for having been broken as the “cracks” in us allows the LIGHT to shine into us, and out through us. Our scars can be made beautiful, as we share our healing story to help others going through what we went through.
Perhaps my favorite phrase is: “The Walking Wounded have become the Wounded Healers.”
Download Ferber’s catalog of artwork on display at the Paramount (PDF).
About the Artist: Kenneth Edgar Ferber
I’ve been an artist all my life, from meticulously drawing the Funny Paper characters at an early age, to opting out of advanced math in high school to immerse myself in the arts. Being an Art Major in College and a Religion Minor was the perfect combination, going on to receive Masters Degrees in both Art and Theology. Ceramic Sculpture has been the perfect medium to transition from two-dimensional drawing and painting, to more of a fullness of creating, not limited, but open and free. This exhibit focuses on Eternal Symbols of life and death and LIFE after life, telling stories of Creation, the Circle of Life, and how the Divine breaks into our lives on a regular basis.
Connect with Ferber virtually, peruse his collection of work, including notes about his recent book.
- Email: email@example.com
Like what you see?
Consider adding a piece to your collection and supporting a Minnesota artist. All the artwork noted
in this catalog that is on exhibit at the Paramount is for sale, unless otherwise noted.
Purchasing the Work
• Bring this catalog to the Gallery Gift Shop located at the Paramount (right side of the
building facing St. Germain Street). Let the cashier know what item you would like to buy.
• If not today, you can also contact the Paramount at 320-259-5463 and purchase it by
providing a credit card over the phone while it is still on exhibit.
Purchase Location: Gallery Gift Shop Hours*
Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM, and Saturday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
*Open one hour before most performances