Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Special Events
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Exhibition: Swinging the Compass

February 20 - March 3, 2018

Exhibition Opening | February 20 | 5-7 pm
Artist Talk | February 20 | 5:30 pm 

See a short video of the exhibition here and listen to a radio interview with Artist Danny Saathoff here.

Danny Saathoff's exhibition is an artistic response to the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. As we acknowledge and address the issues, we can make a correction, swing the compass so to speak, to slow the effects of climate change and raise awareness.

Danny Saathoff is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

We're excited Mary Dougherty will be coming to speak at the exhibition opening. Mary has been working on a Lake Superior project of her own entitled Words for Water. The project is a simple way to encourage people who live in the Lake Superior basin (or who love Lake Superior) to think and act collectively when it comes to any legislation, industry or regulations that affect water quality. Mary poses the question, “if you could speak for water, what would you say?” and the participant writes their word or phrase on a chalkboard. She takes their photo, adds it the collection of words she’s gathered and stitches it into a collective love story to Lake Superior. Mary has also just published a cookbook, Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior and have recently gotten back into the saddle with cooking classes and she plans to open up a cooking school in the spring of 2018. Check out Mary's cooking blog here and her Words for Water project here


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