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In the Gallery: Sarah Lilja

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater

August 03 - September 30

In August and September, the gallery at Stillwater Public Library will feature the exhibit "Water, White Pines, and Wildflowers" by photographer Sarah Lilja. The vibrant works are from Sarah's recent three-week residency at Pine Needles, the historic James Taylor Dunn Cabin, on the banks of the St. Croix River. This competitive residency program, sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, focuses on the complex connection between art, the natural world, and the sciences. Sarah's...

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In August and September, the gallery at Stillwater Public Library will feature the exhibit "Water, White Pines, and Wildflowers" by photographer Sarah Lilja. The vibrant works are from Sarah's recent three-week residency at Pine Needles, the historic James Taylor Dunn Cabin, on the banks of the St. Croix River. This competitive residency program, sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, focuses on the complex connection between art, the natural world, and the sciences. Sarah's work captures new spring growth as it unfurled from the cold leaf-littered ground after a long Minnesota winter. She also explores the quality of light across the land at Pine Needles. Shooting from dawn to dusk, she was able to take photographs of the same subject multiple times over many days. She studied how different qualities of light and composition dramatically changed the way the subject looked across changing conditions. Two images in this exhibition, Wild Ginger Bud and Nodding Trillium, show how Sarah used the angle of sunlight, at different times of the day, to bring out details and create drama in the photographs.

Sarah hopes that the photographs on exhibit will inspire your wonder and curiosity about the important science work of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station and the special beauty of the St. Croix River Valley. She encourages everyone to get outside and explore for themselves how science and art come together in the natural world that surrounds us in the St. Croix Valley.

The exhibit runs from August 2 - September 30 and is viewable during library hours. Meet the artist at a reception in the gallery on Tuesday, September 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  

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Dates & times

Sat, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Gallery exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. For more information about the library and its programs, visit stillwaterlibrary.org or call 651-275-4338.

6512754338

splinfo@ci.stillwater.mn.us

Location

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224 3rd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082

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