This winter and spring, the MWMO is thrilled to host a new exhibit of abstract paintings that illustrate a deep connection with the Mississippi River. Local artist Annie Hejny will bring her exhibit Riverlines to our Stormwater Park and Learning Center in February. The exhibit will remain on display until July.
Inspired by the teaching of the Honorable Harvest as recorded by Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Hejny ceremoniously collects river water and damp sediment. Back in the studio, she pours these materials with acrylic paint over a flat canvas to emulate the natural erosion and flow of the environment. Thin layers of color are then brushed over the dried texture to express organic landscapes, water patterns and surface reflections. Fully saturated with elements of the river itself, Hejny’s art embodies its materiality, its story and its spirit.
Hejny will be hosting an artist’s talk and reception sometime this spring. Stay tuned for more information.
Exhibit Dates: February 4, 2019 – July 1, 2019
Artist’s Talk and Reception: April 6, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (details)