Annie Hejny: Waterlines

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It is the mission of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum to engage visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. This mission is always on the front of our minds as we select temporary exhibitions and programs for MMAM. Emerging Minneapolis/St. Paul artist Annie Hejny fully embodies that mission. Collecting water and sediment from bodies of water like the Mississippi River and Lake Superior, Hejny creates abstract paintings that tell the story of each place and highlights our human relationship with local waters. With conservation as the foundation of her practice, Hejny aims to "reclaim our profound and ancient relationship with the earth, which we have forgotten but has always remained."

Hejny's exhibition, Waterlines, runs August 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019. There will be a sneak peek opening reception to celebrate the artist and her work tonight at 5:00 with a cash bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and music from Amanda Grace. On hand during the reception will be Water Bar & Public Studio serving water from around the state in an effort to highlight the importance of clean tap water. Hejny will be back in Winona on Saturday, September 15, from 11:00am-noon to lead a free Gallery Walk & Talk of her exhibition. 

Thank you for supporting the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and I look forward to sharing Annie Hejny: Waterlines and the other great exhibitions and educational programs inspired by our onging relationship with water. 

Dave Casey

Assistant Curator of Education and Exhibitions

Dave Casey