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"Rooted In Nature" | Interact at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


Opens October 19, 2023

Interact and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are pleased to present Rooted in Nature, an exhibition by 26 artists that explores ecology.

Working across drawing, painting, and fibers, 26 artists from Interact explore the natural world as well as the human relationship to it. Jill Reedy’s felted fiber sculptures and shadowbox scenes are tender tributes to animals. “When I’m in nature, I find peace,” she says. Kaia Burg’s energetic drawings of birds, trees, and neighborhood scenes toe the line between representation and abstraction. Victoria LaCroix’s intricately patterned drawings meditate on the virtues of wildlife and wild spaces. Daniel Metchnek’s bold paintings are expressive studies of animals (both real and fantastical) from across the globe. Mike Harris, Jr.’s paintings of bees explore the interconnection of bees and humans as well as rural and urban environments. 

Through these nuanced and varied explorations of animals and the landscapes they call home, the artists create a larger portrait of nature and what it means to play a role in shaping it. 



When | October 19 - November 19, 2023 

Where | Café Gallery at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN

Artist Meet and Greet | Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Exhibiting Artists | Sarah Armstrong, Mary Burdick, Kaia Burg, Annmarie Burns, Carl Clark, Koko Dehn, Jesse Ferdinand, Mike Harris Jr., Ingrid Hansen, Sidney James, Teazu Juah, Wendy Johnson, Victoria LaCroix, Cyrus M., Laurie M., Juan Mendez, Daniel Metchnek, Evita Newman, Rosemary Perronteau, Rosalie Radford, Jill Reedy, Thomas Robinson, Briana Shelstad, Virginia Townsend, Victor Van, Matt Zimdars


Please visit Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's site for additional information.  



Image (above): Mike Harris, Jr., Worker Bees 217, 2017, watercolor on paper, 15 x 11 inches.

Image description: A swarm of purple and orange bees gathers on a yellow honeycomb background.