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large graphite pencil and watercolor by Kristin Maija Peterson shown framed in living space
Marty Harris, Backyard Aviary, ink and digital print 2015
watercolor and graphite drawing of small bird’s next in small bare bush standing in open prairie meadow

Ever-Present: Birds In Our Daily Lives

Visitor Center Gallery
2500 Country Road E
St. Anthony, MN 55421
A juried exhibit selected by Mike Curran
October 13 – November 30, 2022, EXHIBIT SHOWING EXTENDED to December 16, 2022!
Artists’ Reception: October 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:  Birds, both wild and domestic, are found across the planet and live in close relationships with humans. They influence society in concrete ways from food and fashion to hobbies and sports. Some species capture our hearts and imaginations while others are considered nuisances or pests. When we stop and notice birds, we may recognize their value and the importance of our relationship with them. We invite artists to submit work that responds to the presence or absence of birds in our daily lives. This exhibition coincides with Three Rivers Park District’s Big Year of Birds.

Top Image: Kristin Maija Peterson, Thorn Birds, 2022, graphite pencil and watercolor, 36” x 27.625” framed.

Bottom Image Credit: Marty Harris, Backyard Aviary, 2015, ink and digital print, 15” x 20″

Past Exhibitions

27th Annual Extremely Minnesota Exhibit

Annual juried exhibit. Tiny Universes was awarded Best In Show.
November 4 – December 4, 2022. Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Annual juried exhibit.
August 23 – September 5, 2022. Minnesota State Fair,
St. Paul, MN

Children of Nature: Find Your Wonderland

Debut solo exhibit: retrospective and current works.
Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN
June 5 – June 30, 2022

Mississippi River Stories

Juried group show. Artwork inspired by story. MWMO,
Stormwater Park and Learning Center, Minneapolis, MN
April 18 – June 6, 2022

Many Waters: A Minnesota Biannual

Minnesota Museum of American Art
Juried Group Exhibition. Held at NewStudio Gallery, St. Paul, MN
July 24 – October 2, 2021

20th Annual Poet Artist Collaboration Exhibit

Juried group show. Artwork inspired by poetry. Red Wing Arts,
Red Wing MN. April 30, 2021 – June 20, 2021

Foot in the Door 5: The Virtual Exhibition

Held every 10 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art curates an open invitation to all Minnesota artists. November 1, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Voices of the Midwest

Group regional exhibit held at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Kavanagh Gallery, St. Charles, IL. September 3 – October 10, 2020

In Your Element

Original work inspired through exploring and observing nature within an assigned (GPS) environment. November 13, 2019-February 9, 2020. Hudson Hospital & Clinic Artist Gallery, Hudson, WI

The Nature of Disappearance

Juried exhibit by juror artist and writer, Mara Duvra.
October 7 – November 30, 2019. Silverwood Park Gallery,
St. Anthony, MN

With The Grain

Juried exhibit of work inspired by trees. August 1st – September 29th, 2019.
AZ Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Works from the Women’s Art Institute

Juried exhibit, art work created during St. Catherine’s Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. July 13th – July 27th, 2019. The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

The Great Outdoors: Art Inspired by Wild Minnesota

Members’ and invited guest artists’ exhibit. June 3 – August 31, 2018.
ArtWorks Eagan, Eagan, MN

Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artists Exhibition

Juried group show. February 3 – April 7, 2018. Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro, MN


10% of all Terra Kind Studio’s annual sales of original artwork and prints are donated to nonprofits working on environmental and climate change issues. By supporting this local artist, you can have beauty on your walls while doing good in the world.

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Terra Kind Studio showcases the creative work of visual artist and designer Kristin Maija Peterson. Growing up among prairies, lakes, rivers, and oak savannas along with her project work with environmental nonprofit organizations have collectively influenced her creative path. Kristin works in watercolor, graphite, color pencil, oil pastels and pen and ink, interpreting in detail the beautiful chaos within native wild spaces and its inhabitants found living there. She sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.

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