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Forest Bathing Walk with Annie Hejny

  • February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Lanesboro Arts is excited to present a Forest Bathing Walk with artist Annie Hejny on Sunday, February 11th from 1 – 3 pm at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to welcome back past Lanesboro artist-in-residence Annie Hejny for a short week of activities through Hejny’s Minnesota State Arts Board artist grant. Join Annie Hejny, former artist-in-residence, for a week of art and nature-inspired winter activities. Annie is returning to share new creative and outdoor practices including a Forest Bathing walk, artist talk, book swap, and painting workshop. All activities are free and for ages 13+.

Forest Bathing is the practice of moving slowly in nature to bathe in the benefits that nature offers us, both physically and mentally. Annie will guide the participants through a series of invitations that support nature immersion. We’ll be moving very slowly and sometimes not moving at all, so please wear warm, comfortable layers (even warmer than you think) and supportive walking shoes. Sit mats will be provided, or bring something small and portable to sit on. The walk will be rescheduled or canceled in extreme cold or blizzard conditions. No pets please.

Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the earth. She has exhibited nationally including at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and Phipps Center for the Arts. Her artwork is held in private collections in 30 states and internationally, including Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Vikings Art Collection, Target Corporation, and University of Minnesota Physicians Clinic.

Artist residencies include: Lanesboro Arts and the Jerome Foundation, Science Museum of Minnesota Artist at Pine Needles, Grand Marais Art Colony, and Anderson Center at Tower View. She has been awarded the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2020), Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space Grant (2023), and Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Individual Grant (2024). As a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and a Minnesota Water Steward, she explores themes around our human connection with nature and freshwater protection.

Hejny is represented by salonlb. (Chicago) and Veronique Wantz (Minneapolis).

Annie Hejny is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the votes of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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