Winter Painting and Collage Workshop with Annie Hejny
DescriptionLanesboro Arts is excited to present a Winter Painting and Collage Workshop with artist Annie Hejny on Wednesday, February 14th: 5:30 – 8:00 PM at the St. Mane Theatre Studio. Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to welcome back past Lanesboro artist-in-residence Annie Hejny for a short week of activities through Hejny’s Minnesota State Arts Board artist grant. Join Annie Hejny, former artist-in-residence, for a week of art and nature-inspired winter activities. Annie is returning to share new creative and outdoor practices including a Forest Bathing walk, artist talk, book swap, and painting workshop. All activities are free and for ages 13+.Learn about gouache paint and experiment with nature-inspired abstraction during this fun, all-levels workshop. We’ll examine winter landscape photographs and find the abstract shapes to draw, paint or collage. (Snow may be involved too!) You’ll leave with a finished work of art and new painting skills. Wear your painting clothes. Materials and snacks provided.
Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the earth. She has exhibited nationally including at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and Phipps Center for the Arts. Her artwork is held in private collections in 30 states and internationally, including Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Vikings Art Collection, Target Corporation, and University of Minnesota Physicians Clinic.
Artist residencies include: Lanesboro Arts and the Jerome Foundation, Science Museum of Minnesota Artist at Pine Needles, Grand Marais Art Colony, and Anderson Center at Tower View. She has been awarded the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2020), Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space Grant (2023), and Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Individual Grant (2024). As a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and a Minnesota Water Steward, she explores themes around our human connection with nature and freshwater protection.
Hejny is represented by salonlb. (Chicago) and Veronique Wantz (Minneapolis).
Annie Hejny is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the votes of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.