With the Grain
August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
August 1 – September 29, 2019
Presented by; Natural Heritage Project
Hosted by: AZ Gallery
Trees provide shelter, building materials, shade, food, warmth, a place to sit or nest, and a place to climb and play. Throughout history, trees have been celebrated, venerated, feared, worshipped, and cut down. Join us for an all media, juried exhibition featuring the work of 15 + artists from Minnesota & Wisconsin that explores all aspects of trees in art, from raw material to inspiration and everything in between.
EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHT: The Elm Tree Story Booth – a ten-foot, hand-built elm-shaped tree phone booth was commis- sioned by the Natural Heritage Project, and retrofitted with a digital recording device open for public discourse on personal interactions with nature. The tree was built by Minnesota public artist David Aichinger of Standing Cedars Workshop, now based in Osceola, Wisconsin. The tree will be interactive and accessible for everyone.
The Elm Tree Story Booth will remain in the gallery for the full duration of the exhibit, then make its way to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to record the stories of residents living and working within the organization’s district. The Natural Heritage Project & the University of St. Thomas are developing a touring schedule for the booth along the Mississippi river with the intent to better understand how the community- interacts with the river.
SOFT OPENING | August 2nd, 2019, from 5 to 9 pm | Free & Open to the Public
OPENING RECEPTION | August 10th, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm | Free and Open to the Public.
Live Performance by Empowered Percussion
Edible Tree Sample Bar
Micro Forest Treasure Hunt