Mississippi River Stories

by Sarah Nelson with BNVR 212 Dahmus and MWMO; online survey analysis translation

Mississippi River Stories brings to life our diverse experiences of the Mississippi River through the translation of University of St. Thomas student research into art.

Date & Time:

Monday, June 6, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit: April 18 - June 6, 2022 Artist Open House: Saturday, April 23, 1-3pm


Stormwater Learning Center, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.
2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Mississippi River Stories, a culmination of a multi-year collaborative project, features a collection of artwork from sixteen artists. Each piece is inspired by river stories gathered by University of St. Thomas Society and Sustainability (Fall 2019) students through a research partnership with the Sustainable Communities Partnership, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, and the Natural Heritage Project.  

Partnership Story:
Learn about the unique research partnership with the Elm Tree Story Booth and translation of student research findings into art through the SCP Arts program.

Virtual Exhibit:   
Explore the virtual exhibit to view the pieces and read the Mississippi River Stories that inspired them.

Community Event:
Join us for an Open House on Saturday, April 23, 1-3pm.  Meet the artists and learn about the University of St. Thomas student research that inspired the artwork. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

Participating Artists:
Laura Ahola-Young, Jason Arney-O’Neil, Barbara Rogers Bridges, Amy Clark, Mark Cosimini, Wynn Davis, Sharon DeMark, MaryBeth Garrigan, Jerry Allen Gilmore, Stefanie Kiihn, Mike Klein, Sarah Nelson, Kristin Maija Peterson, Joan Porter-Einsman, Ric Rosow, and Beatriz Sanchez

Exhibit partners: 
University of St. Thomas  Sustainable Communities Partnership, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), and the Natural Heritage Project (NHP) 

Questions?  Please email Dr. Maria Dahmus, Director, Sustainable Communities Partnership and course instructor for Society and Sustainability, Fall 2019.


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