Howard Conn Gallery Exhibition –
April 2,2022 – June 30th, 2022
Reception Earth Sunday April 24, 2022
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10-10:45 Exhibition Discussion led by Seth Patterson, Minister of Spiritual Formation and The Arts, in the Conn Gallery.
12:15 p.m. Artist Introductions.
Saving Mother Earth: Treasured and Endangered
We are privileged to be hosting Saving Mother Earth, a group exhibition showcasing artists from varied backgrounds, using diverse materials to express their concerns, champion activism, and cherish the beauty and abundance of our earth.
Janet Essley – Painter, Daughters of the Earth Series
Janet Essley, M.A. is a painter, muralist, and teaching artist with 20 years’ experience creating collaborative murals with youth and adults. Her personal artwork focuses on themes of environmental and social justice.
Janet lives in White Salmon, WA a small town on the Columbia River, close to wilderness where she and her husband love to backpack.
Claudia Poser – Ceramicist and Author of “Dreaming in German”, a memoir
Claudia Poser fell in love with clay thirty years ago and never looked back. She has installed sculptural wall pieces in homes and public spaces all over the Twin Cities. Her current work is rooted in her love of trees and the natural world. Like Parker Palmer, she envisions heaven to look like the BWCA.
Dreaming in German, Claudia’s memoir describes her immigration to South Carolina at age 13, a childhood spent shuttling back and forth between East and West Germany, and her struggle with the meaning of home as Germany transformed from two states to one.
Deb Miner – Artist and illustrator
Deb Miner is a Twin Cities artist and illustrator who loves nature, whimsy, and exploring.As a long-time designer, she’s also a big picture thinker who develops ideas to be functional, delightful, and engaging.Deb is currently creating drawings and surface patterns for a range of uses—including fabrics, wallpaper, and useful items for everyday use in home, office.
Rob Larson – Photographer, Digital Photo Impressionism
Rob Larson, a native Minnesotan, has been interested in photography his entire life, particularly in the art of nature. After all, he believes Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist. Rob explores a distinct digital photographic art form that reminds us of the painted renderings of the impressionist.His images can be alternately recognizable or totally abstract.