Mending – a mobile art exhibit and a reflection of a world in crisis

Image credit: “#2020” by Lauren Bina

Mending, a mobile art exhibit and conversation of a world in crisis, will be on view in the ArtReach St. Croix Mobile Art Gallery this summer.

Dates and Locations:

  • Brown’s Creek Trail near the Zephyr Theatre in Downtown Stillwater on July 31-August 2
  • Afton State Park on August 21-23
  • Lake Elmo Regional Park Preserve on September 5-7
  • Hours at all locations: Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm 

Due to frequent changes due to health protocols, people are encouraged to check this page for specific gallery hours and location details.

The exhibit, organized with guest curator William G. Franklin, features a selection of damaged objects from local and regional artists that will serve as a catalyst for a conversation on personal histories, human fragility, anxiety and hopes for the future.

“One could say that the works in this exhibit have been rescued by the artists from an otherwise abandoned existence and granted a new timely mission, to facilitate a needed reflection on our human condition, vulnerabilities, and hopes in this time of crisis,” says Franklin. “Bringing together histories from a diverse group of participants, the exhibit aims at conjuring a unique total experience for the visitors. ArtReach’s mobile gallery is literally the vehicle to make this possibility a reality.”

Artists featured in Mending are: Kelly Anderson, Lauren Bina, Elizabeth Black, Guillermo Cuellar, Martha Driessen, Preston Drum, Jennifer Frisbie, Roshan Ganu, Alondra Garza, Jacqueline Gran, Christopher Harrison, Jamie Kalvestran, Michael McColl, Natalie McGuire, Celina McManus, Ellen Mueller, Sue Rowe, Chloe Russell, Alonso Sierralta, Susan Strand-Penman, Xavier Tavera, Suyao Tian, Gustavo Torres, Jessica Turtle and Shun Yong.

See the included artwork on Instagram #mendingexhibitstcroix


Join educator and independent art curator William G. Franklin and some of the artists from ArtReach’s summer mobile art exhibit Mending in an online conversation to discuss the ongoing world crisis and the role of the artist. Pre-registration is required to attend these free online talks with the artists.

These online conversations are part of the programming accompanying the exhibit Mending, a mobile art exhibit and a conversation of a world in crisis.