Confluence Art Gallery

Amy Rice gallery exhibition by USFWS

"Swoop, There it is!" exhibition by Amy Rice on display virtually May 10 - July 2, 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

Currently on exhibit in the Confluence Gallery is Swoop – There it is!, an online art exhibition featuring the work of artist, Amy Rice. For nearly two decades Rice has created art for exhibition, she also spends her time growing flowers with her husband on their forty acre farm in central Minnesota. Her current work showcases the animals that live on (and under) their farm, flowers they grow and native plants nearby.  

Swoop – There it is! 

Artist: Amy Rice 

May 10-July 2, 2021 

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

Virtual Artist Talk: 

Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. 

Please join us for a live online discussion, via Zoom, with the artist, Amy Rice. Learn about Amy’s creative process and the artwork featured in her online exhibition. Participants will be able to write in questions for the artist throughout the event. To join, please visit: 

Zoom Meeting Link: 

Meeting ID: 960 7619 9712 Passcode: 628927 

For more information, visit our Events Calendar webpage

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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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