Welcome Potluck & Discussion with Annie HejnyName: Welcome Potluck & Discussion with Annie HejnyDate: August 7, 2017Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDTEvent Description:
Welcome artist in residence Annie Hejny to Lanesboro and learn about her river water painting projects over dinner at the St. Mane Theatre on Monday, August 7. Feel free to bring a dish to pass! No advance registration is necessary, but feel free to get in touch with the artists by contacting Program Director Adam Wiltgen at email@example.com or 507-467-2446.
Visual artist Annie Hejny believes that collaborative art making and storytelling around the river creates an opportunity for the community to make informed choices about daily water usage. Through local stewardship activities, poetic storytelling and community river painting, her project in Lanesboro will contribute to community efforts to expand awareness of our essential relationship with water and the Root River. “I’m trying to bring the earth’s voice forward,” she states.
Based in Saint Paul, MN, Annie ceremoniously harvests local river water and sediment to create textured abstract paintings. Her process begins the moment she steps into nature, leading to the river. She is passionate about how intentional exploration of the earth can lay the groundwork for informed painting in her studio. Annie’s blended painting technique, in which she pours water and sediment over a flat canvas, allowing it to emulate natural flow and erosion before layering it with traditional brushwork, aims to honor the water’s sacred and historical importance.
Made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation.
For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.