The Mississippi River flows through the social, ecological, and political landscape of the Twin Cities and the daily lives of residents. This exhibit seeks to bring to life diverse experiences with the river over time or in the present moment: some interwoven with the socio-political-economic fabric, some deeply personal, others through the eyes of ecology or community, and still others a combinations of all these and more.
Help us bring to life, Mississippi River stories. Each artist selected will receive a pre-recorded story of the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities community collected inside the Elm Tree Story Booth by Society and Sustainability students at the University of St. Thomas through a research partnership with the St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership, the Natural Heritage Project, and the Natural Heritage Project and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Stories and artwork will be integrated into an exhibit that invites us to explore and ponder the diverse interrelationships of people and the river.
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