Sara Hanson

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My Imaginary Sculpture by Allan Benson
aluminum, 20″x9″x7″

Allan Benson has some 2d illustration work to share with you.  Allan is playful, humorously inventive and observant and his illustrative work will cure what ails you.  It is his desire that it inspires you as much as it does him.  Allan Benson Website

The Lone Love Tree of Hope     9″ x 12 ” acrylic on canvas

Sun Seen Through the Mountains 9″ x 12″ acrylic on canvas

My Silver and Gold Cat 9″ x 12″ acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Rivers Park District has an Oncell.com for your Android, iOS or the Web!

Connecting People, Places and Stories
OnCell is a digital storytelling platform for cultural destinations and other interesting places. You can view, listen and engage on location or elsewhere.

Tour the Park District’s sites and start here!
7813. BIO SCENIC TRAVEL MACHINE: CYTO-SQUAD BY SARA HANSON

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silverwood

The September 2016 installation date has been rescheduled for this spring.  A broken foot has postponed the landing and mission of this machine!

Bio Scenic Travel Machine, Cyto-Squad to land at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Minnesota in May!

The Bio Scenic Machine will offer a kaleidoscope optical instrument to discover and explore the ecology and environment of Silverwood Park – mirrored reflections of plants, microscopic images of organisms, and other biological specimens – through the seasons.

The Travel Machine is here to research and contain a collection and record of life on earth – the natural world of Silverwood Park – and share it with visitors of the park and “unspecified” recipients.

Thank you to the panel- Eileen Cohen/Park Art Educator and Exhibitions Coordinator, Amy Toscani/Minneapolis Sculptor, Alyssa Baguss/Arts Programming Coordinator,  Tom Moffatt and additional park District staff.

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ABOUT THE PARK

Silverwood Park, a Three Rivers Park District facility 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. We are a unique 120 acre park in the Twin Cities area, offering spectacular views of Silver Lake, restored prairie, and mature oak forests. The main visitor’s center 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. Nature-inspired artwork is exhibited in the gallery, performances are scheduled in a multi-use amphitheater, and art classes are offered throughout the year. More information about the park is available at http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/silverwood-park.aspx

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Silverwood ParkA Bio Scenic Travel Machine to land at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Minnesota in September!

Silverwood Park has selected my proposal for the 2016 call for outdoor sculpture. Thank you to the panel – sculptor Amy Toscani, Alyssa Baguss/Arts Programming Coordinator, Eileen Cohen/Park Art Educator and Exhibitions Coordinator and additional park District staff.

The Bio Scenic Machine will offer a kaliedoscope optical instrument to discover and explore the ecology and environment of Silverwood Park – mirrored reflections of plants, microscopic images of organisms, and other biological specimens – through the seasons.

The Travel Machine is here to research and contain a collection and record of life on earth – the natural world of Silverwood Park – and share it with visitors of the park and “unspecified” recipients.

bioscenic.com

ABOUT THE PARK

Silverwood Park, a Three Rivers Park District facility 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. We are a unique 120 acre park in the Twin Cities area, offering spectacular views of Silver Lake, restored prairie, and mature oak forests. The main visitor’s center 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. Nature-inspired artwork is exhibited in the gallery, performances are scheduled in a multi-use amphitheater, and art classes are offered throughout the year. More information about the park is available at http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/silverwood-park.aspx

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Thank you to filmmaker Nick Clausen.

See it on the BIG SCREEN! 

Collection of Short Films About Minnesota Public Artists Screening at MSPIFF

An innovative new program/partnership between 

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota and Forecast Public Art

 

St. Paul MN, March 27, 2014–IFP Minnesota and Forecast Public Art have partnered to create a series of short documentaries that feature recent public art projects in Minnesota. Eleven of the resulting shorts will screen together as a program called Shorts 11: Forecast Public Art/IFP MN at the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, one of the largest and longest running film festivals in the country.

The collaboration was formed as an effort to capture the stories and processes behind public art. Recently awarded Forecast Public Art grant recipients were matched up with filmmakers from IFP Minnesota in an exciting, new pilot program. The short films document an astoundingly wide range of art making: from a bicycle powered nighttime light show to a temporary textile installation and more.

Shorts 11: Forecast Public Art/IFP MN, scheduled for 4pm on April 19 at the Northrop Auditorium’s Best Buy Theatre, features public artist and filmmaker duos, respectively: Liz Miller and Mark Wojahn, Todd Boss and Mike Hazard, Sara Hanson and Nick Clausen, Eben Kowler and Jeff Brandt, Tim Donahue and John Akre, Soozin Hirschmugl and Allison Herrera, Mara V. Pelecis and Satya Varghese Mac, Alison Holland and Jon Steinhorst, Jason Bord and Deacon Warner, Dane R. Winkler and Lucas Langworthy, and Randy Walker and John Akre. More information about Shorts 11: Forecast Public Art/IFP Minnesota can be found on the MSPIFF 2014 website. Tickets are available online or at the door.

IFP Minnesota’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. Since our founding in 1987 we have acted on the belief that economics, culture, race, religion, and ideology enhance the ability of the storyteller, and should not act as barriers to the development and completion of new film and media.
Forecast Public Art supports communities in creating meaningful public places through art. Connecting the needs and opportunities of communities with the energies and talents of artists, Forecast supports artists with strategic career development, provides public art consulting services, and brings public art into classrooms. These direct services are complemented by information resources, including Public Art Review, the world’s leading public art magazine.

 

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 MN Original – The Gallery at Children’s Hospital

Bio Scenic Travel Machine Supra Capsuleria  visited Children’s Hospital  last November to collect time capsule specimens from patients, family and friends.  Expressions of gratitude and excitement for the present, hopes and dreams for the future and self discovery were collected in forms of sculpture, collage and written messages.

MN Original created a video that features some aspects of how the exhibition and creation of art in this environment can improve the lives and healing of children/youth (and their families) with health concerns, terminal illness or experiencing medical treatments.

Thank you to the MN Original team that performed impressive work to create an inspiring video on Arts and Healing and Children’s Hospital.

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