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Pollinators & Pop-up Picnic
The Duluth Art Institute presents a series of three Thursday evening conversations, “Earth: Clay + Science,” that explores interconnections in ceramics and earth science. In this edition, Minneapolis-based artist Anna Metcalfe will discuss the research and process behind her ceramic series exploring pollinators and their connections to food.
Metcalfe holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and works for Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul. She will be joined by Dan Shutte, the district manager for the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District and the owner of Shoreview Natives, a Two Harbors-based business that specializes in growing and installing native plants that support efforts to help declining populations of pollinators.
Shutte is serving on the Governor’s Committee for Pollinator Protection and will discuss local pollinators and how they affect the region, and will recommend simple ways to contribute to healthy environments for pollinators. A pop-up picnic will be included in this session to demonstrate the connections between pollinators and the food system.
The series is organized by ceramic and mixed media artist Maria Brown and is managed by DAI Exhibitions Director Catherine Meier.