Thursday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 5:00 p.m.
Extended Saturday Hours: January 16, February 6, 13 & 20, noon – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, February 7, 14 & 21, noon – 5:00 p.m.
(This show starts at 15:24 in the video)
An Artist Web Talk will be held February 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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Atrium Gallery and Lobby
Many Voices, One Planet
Featuring members of the What We Need is Here artist Group: Gloria Adrian, Barb Bend, Vicki Ehlers, Stephen J. Gates, Deanna Grigus, Theresa Harsma, Jan Hayman, Paula Kelty, Cheryl Maplethorpe, Teri Power, Nan Riegel, Sue Rowe, River Maria Urke, LeslieAnne VanHouter, Jill Waterhouse and Linda Webster
Heart Listening features new work by artists who participated in a monthly seminar series from July 2019 to March 2020. This marks the 11th year The Phipps has organized these gatherings under the name What We Need is Here, which was taken from the title of a poem by writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry.
The 2019-20 seminar series explored the theme of healing and belonging and focused on both the natural environment and cultural diversity. Together, this dedicated group of area artists participated in the St. Croix RiverFest river clean-up; visited a restored prairie and woodland; went on a docent-led tour of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at Mia; met with the curators from all My Relations Arts and Two Rivers Gallery for a tour of their exhibit Changing Horizons; toured the Somali Museum of Minnesota, where they also participated in a weaving workshop with Somali women elders; were given a tour by the co-curator of Let There Be Space in Our Togetherness, a national juried exhibit of work by Southwest Asian and North African artists at SooVAC and organized with the Arab American arts organization Mizna; and participated in a dreamwork exercise led by Sheila Asato.
Heart Listening seeks to make connections and reflect upon the seminar’s seemingly disparate experiences. At this time of great displacement due to global warming, human and environmental exploitation, and other unsustainable practices, it is important that we listen with love and compassion to all voices and use art as a means to tell our truths. Only in this way can we learn from one another to find common ground and create thriving communities — we need one another’s support through our healing. We all share the desire to feel we belong.