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Seeing Salt | New Artwork by Annie Irene Hejny

Friday, November 10, 2023 - Saturday, November 11, 2023

Annie Hejny Seeing Salt artwork banner image

During her training as a Minnesota Water Steward, which took place during Minnesota’s third-snowiest winter season on record, Annie Irene Hejny became aware of the immense role that chloride plays in polluting freshwater. When she learned that only 1 teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes 5 gallons of water, she began to envision artwork that could call attention to this concern and offer solutions for communities. Once she began to notice excess salt on our sidewalks and roadways, she couldn’t stop seeing it. In April, she swept up 4 gallons of residual salt from a parking lot and began working with it in her studio. Integrating the salt with materials such as cement, indigo and watercolor, this series is an invitation into conversations about how to pay attention to salt, reduce our usage, and protect the future health of our waterways.

Seeing Salt | New Artwork by Annie Irene Hejny

Friday, Nov. 10, from 5–10 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 12–5 p.m.
Casket Arts Building, Studio #213, 681 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (map)

‘Prep for Winter with a Minnesota Water Steward’

Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.
A panel discussion with Q&A about best practices to reduce salt usage.

Annie Hejny Seeing Salt Exhibit Poster (full-size)


Friday, November 10, 2023
Saturday, November 11, 2023
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Casket Arts Building
681 17th Avenue NE, Studio #213,
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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