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"Moss, Burrs & Seeds" - Sophia Heymans Reception @ The Silverwood Park Gallery, Saint Anthony MN

Moss, Burrs & Seeds by Sophia Heymans
Sophia shows all new work in her exhibition Moss, Burrs & Seeds.  Employing her life-long inclination to gather, she embeds harvested natural materials as texture into her large imagined landscape paintings.
Her work is on view August 11– September 30, 2016, and the reception is Thursday, September 8 from 6-8 pm. The Silverwood Park Gallery is free and open daily to the public. Gallery hours are 9 am – 8 pm.


About the Artist
Sophia Heymans was born on December 31st, 1989 (the last day of the 80’s). She grew up on an 80 acre plot of restored native prairie and wetlands in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. The land has 3 houses full of family members; Sophia’s uncles, aunts and cousins. Sophia and her sister were homeschooled until the 7th grade with an upbringing and curriculum that emphasized art-making as well as building a strong connection to nature.
Sophia graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, with a degree in Painting. She has exhibited locally at Soo Visual Arts Center and nationally in places such as Elmhurst Art Museum and University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. Sophia has been featured in New American Paintings Magazine and on blogs such as Booooooom and The Jealous Curator. She now lives and works in Minneapolis in the A-Mill Artist Lofts.
About Three Rivers Park District
Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 10 million visitors a year.
Silverwood Park located in St Anthony, MN is devoted to the integration of artistic creation and nature-based experiences. Each year, over 275,000 guests visit the park.Silverwood are a unique 120 acre park in the Twin Cities area, offering spectacular views of Silver Lake, restored prairie, and mature oak forests. Nature-inspired artwork is exhibited in the gallery, performances are scheduled in a multi-use amphitheater, and art classes are offered throughout the year. The main visitor’s center is open daily and includes a gallery, café/coffee shop, gift shop and large event hall. Other amenities at the park include education facilities, picnic sites, fishing opportunities, and paved trails.
The Silverwood Park Gallery is 1,300 square feet. Architectural details in the gallery include polished concrete floors, site-specific salvaged oak, and intimate fireplace seating. Modular display panels are custom designed and equipped with a contemporary Walker hanging system.
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For more information, please contact:
Eileen Cohen, Art Educator and Exhibitions Coordinator
Silverwood Park
2500 County Road E
Saint Anthony, MN 55421