What We Need Is Here

What We Need Is Here Once a month, from September 2016 through April 2017, a dedicated group of local artists gathered at the center and off-site locations in the St. Croix River watershed for a series of seminars exploring these overarching questions:

  • What are sustainable artmaking practices?
  • What is the role of artists to increase public understanding of art and sustainable issues?
  • How can artists effect change?
  • On Shaky Ground features new work by participating artists that relates to their experiences during the seminar series. The “3-legged stool” in the subtitle refers to the need for balance and stability – economic, environmental, and social – to create sustainable, thriving communities.

    This group exhibit seeks to engage audiences to consider ways to move forward toward this goal with inclusion and grace.

    Exhibiting artists are: Gloria Adrian, Barbara Riegel Bend, Amanda Bierbaum, Vicki Ehlers, Stephen J. Gates, Deanna Grigus, Theresa Harsma, Jan Hayman, Janet Houck, Patty Johnson, Debra Lucero, Cheryl Maplethorpe, Bonnie Ploger, Nan Riegel, Sue Rowe, Judy Saye-Willis, Krista Spieler, Rebecca Tolle, Jill Waterhouse, Linda Webster, and Ellen Wold.

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