Alexandria artist exhibits fish prints in Fergus Falls

Becky Albright captures intricate fin and scale patterns through a Japanese technique called gyotaku.

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One of Alexandria artist Becky Albright's gyotaku prints that will be on exhibit in Fergus Falls this month. (Contributed)

Alexandria artist Becky Albright is showing a solo exhibit of her fish prints at the Otter Tail County Historical Society in Fergus Falls.

Called gyotaku, after a traditional Japanese practice, the method captures the exact size and intricate fin and scale patterns of common — and not-so-common — local fish.

Albright uses this technique on a variety of Minnesota fish, creating a one-of-a-kind detailed record of the catch. This exhibit includes monoprints of freshwater pan fish, rough fish, and a few Alaskan fish, along with several mixed fiber pieces.

Her exhibit will be in the Dunlap Room Gallery through Saturday, Aug. 7. She will host a meet-and-greet open house from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. Admission to this event is free.

The historical society is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a fee for admission, and the museum follows CDC Covid-19 guidelines.

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