ROCHESTER, Minn. — Forty paintings by Minnesota colorist HeeJune Shin will be on display at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center until June 30. The building is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for special events.

This McKnight-established artist grant exhibition displays the beauty of Cascade Meadow; 10 scenes have been chosen to represent each of the four seasons.

Shin writes, “When I first visited Cascade Meadow three years ago, I was so impressed by the idea of having 100 acres of natural prairie in the middle of Rochester. I have been making Plein Air paintings on the ground of the Nature Center for more than two years.”

She explains that the McKnight artist grant has two components, the first is the exhibition, and the second is to promote the importance of Cascade Meadow as a hands-on learning ground for people of all ages to discover nature and gather useful information about the conservation of nature.

An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. NW, Rochester.

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