Forest Bathing Walk with Annie Hejny
Join Annie Hejny, artist-in-residence at the Anderson Center and Forest Therapy guide from Minneapolis, for a Forest Bathing Walk on Wednesday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The walk will begin at the Lower Quarry in Memorial Park in Red Wing and access hiking trails from there. Registration is highly encouraged and space is limited. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so we can begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Forest Bathing is the practice of moving slowly in nature, tuning into our senses to connect with the natural world, and bathe in the benefits that nature offers us, physically and mentally. During the walk, Annie will guide the participants through a series of invitations that support wellness and nature immersion. There is no need to learn anything before joining the walk. Just come as you are.
What to Bring: We will be moving very slowly and sometimes not moving at all so dressing in layers is recommended (even warmer than you think). Bring water, mosquito/tick repellent and comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty or wet if you choose to sit on the ground (or bring something small and portable to sit on). Supportive walking shoes are recommended. No pets please.
Cancellations: Your safety is a priority. We will walk if there is light rain, but not extreme heat or lightning. Annie will email you 1-2 hours before if we need to cancel.
COVID Protocol: Annie is fully vaccinated and participants will be able to maintain social-distancing. Wearing a mask outdoors is optional.
Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the earth. Her lifelong connection with nature has developed into a visual language through abstract paintings and drawings. She has exhibited her artwork in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as the Katherine Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI) and Form + Content Gallery (Minneapolis, MN). Her largest solo exhibition to-date at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in 2018 (Winona, MN) received 10,000+ visitors.
Over the past five years, she has successfully completed over 50 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, locally and nationwide, including The University of Minnesota Mill City Clinic and Hilton Embassy Suites. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Vikings Art Collection, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.
Annie is participating in a two-person exhibition with Gaylord Schanilec, entitled Tree Translations, at Red Wing Arts October 8 – November 14. Annie is exhibiting new artwork inspired by the trees and plants of the Red Wing area, including some works created as an artist-in-residence.
This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.