Mia’s Artist in Respite
September 6, 2021 - February 6, 2022
Katherine Kierland Herberger Gallery, Community Commons
Mia’s Artist in Respite program was created to connect local working artists with families, nature, and their own art practice. In summer of 2021, four local artists partnered with Mia and Camp Bovey in Northwestern Wisconsin to deliver engaging art projects inspired by works in Mia’s collection.
Artists spent two days working with the staff and families at Bovey to create art and explore different artistic themes. Artists then spent two additional days enjoying respite and time to explore their personal practice on Camp Bovey’s beautiful grounds. This combination of working and resting was designed to provide artists with funding to bring their whole selves to, and thrive within, their personal artistic practice and life.
Established in 1949, Camp Bovey is a program of East Side Neighborhood Services that has served youth and families in Northeast, Southeast, and North Minneapolis for over 70 years. Camp Bovey is located on the traditional lands of Anishinaabe peoples in rural Wisconsin, about three hours from the Twin Cities. Camp Bovey provides an opportunity for BIPOC families find connection, rest, and joy in nature.