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"A Common Thread" exhibition by Naomi Hart on display virtually September 13 - November 5, 2021

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Gallery Hours


Visit to view the virtual tour of the exhibition on display in the Confluence Gallery. Due to COVID-19 exhibitions will be exclusively virtual while our Bloomington Education and Visitor Center is closed to the public.

In the Confluence Gallery

"A Common Thread", by Naomi Hart
September 13 - November 5, 2021
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Artist Noami Hart's work will be on display virtually in the Confluence Gallery with the collection, “A Common Thread.”

Hart tethers the natural world to her life story and pulls forth a source of strength, healing, and inspiration. She shares these stories, where memories and elusive interactions collide and meld creating a dream-like “now”, through her ethereal artwork. Full of mystery, and surreal metamorphosis, Hart’s etchings and drawings layered with beeswax, infuse uniquely human attributes with symbols from the natural world creating a common thread that connects us all.


Due to COVID-19 this exhibition will be exclusively virtual while the Visitor Center is closed to the public. 

Virtual Artist Talk:

Join us for a live, online discussion with exhibiting artists.

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About the Confluence Gallery

The Refuge’s Confluence Gallery, located in the Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, is a venue for emerging and established Minnesota-based artists who reflect the community and who excel at creating artwork with a focus on nature and natural elements, ecology, conservation, and/or the beauty of the Minnesota River Valley. The Refuge sees the Confluence Gallery as a conduit between the natural world and the local community; it exists to inspire, educate, and connect refuge visitors to the natural world. 
Confluence Gallery is located in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Bloomington Education and Visitor Center:

3815 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425

About the Confluence Gallery Partners


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with Artistry and Minnesota Valley Refuge Friends to support launching the newly rebranded Confluence Gallery! 

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a thriving urban refuge where nature connects people, communities, and wildlife. Where diverse communities are welcomed through meaningful connections, educational opportunities, and recreational experiences, while conserving wildlife habitat in the Minnesota River Valley. With over 14,000 acres spanning more than 70 miles along the Minnesota River, land spans across both rural and urban communities, across seven counties, eight school districts, and 10 municipalities. 

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Minnesota Valley Refuge Friends

Minnesota Valley Refuge Friends is the official citizen support group of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, that provides support through outreach, bookstore operations, interpretive programming, habitat management, and fundraising. The Refuge Friends are committed to building partnerships with our metro community that encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. 
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Artistry is a producing theater and visual arts nonprofit serving a regional audience of more than 82,000 people through stage productions, exhibitions, lifelong arts learning, and arts-centered community development. In pursuit of artistic excellence, we engage our region’s most talented artists in work that welcomes and develops audiences and opens hearts and minds.
Artistry is located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts:
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

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