The Miller Art Museum is excited to host a free lecture given by Nancy Aten and Dan Collins of Landscapes of Place on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Titled “Re-Meandering,” their talk will focus on the ecological restoration work at Crossroads at Big Creek and how it has influenced their artwork currently on display in the Museum’s Wildlife Biennial XX, which can be seen through Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. The event will take place in the main gallery of the museum at 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay; admission is free but donations are welcomed and appreciated.
"We strive for a wholeness to our lives that supports our efforts to have a restorative effect on the earth and in our community,” says Nancy Aten. “Our monotypes are inevitably about natural places we know or wild places we hope to restore. In between printing episodes, we are collecting ideas, experiences and stories we want to convey in our monotypes, and a leaf or image or grains of soil from these wild places to use or inspire us.”
Nancy Aten, PLA, ASLA, and Dan Collins, P.E., form the award-winning Landscapes of Place, an ecological restoration and conservation planning firm with projects in Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. Nancy is a printmaker whose monotypes (unique original prints) are inevitably about natural places she knows or wild places she hopes to restore, telling the stories of her ecological restoration practice. Dan creates monotype prints an works in wire and stone that are inspired by the exuberance, grace, and raw beauty of Door County's natural places.