Winona’s Minnesota Marine Art Museum to feature exhibit from Annie Hejny
Opening Friday, Aug. 31 and running through Jan. 6, 2019 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is a new exhibition called “Annie Hejny: Waterlines.”
Twin Cities-based artist Annie Hejny creates abstract paintings with honorably harvested water and sediment from her home state — Minnesota. Waterlines includes new works, primarily focused on the Mississippi River, including the shoreline outside of MMAM.
“My abstract paintings reflect the changing current, the luminosity of the water’s surface and the foreboding shift in our relationship to local waters,” Hejny said.
Hejny aims to emulate the natural cycles of water with to goal to honor the water’s sacred importance and to highlight the need for water conservation.
An opening reception will be held with Hejny from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 with a cash bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and music from Amanda Grace. On hand during the opening reception will be Water Bar & Public Studio, a team of Minneapolis based social practice artists, who will be serving up water from across the state with the goal of drawing attention to communal water systems.
The opening reception is free for members, volunteers and students, and $10 for all others.
Hejny will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. This free presentation allows visitors the opportunity to hear the inspirations and processes behind the paintings directly from the artist.