St Croix River Association To Protect, Restore, and Celebrate the St. Croix River and its Watershed

Join Our E-News List

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Heart of the River: Celebrating the First 50 Years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

September 14, 2018 - October 21, 2018


“Heart of the River” is a multi-part exhibit inspired by the St. Croix River featuring photographs by Craig Blacklock, the premiere of a video game by Dave Beck, ceramic work by 14 local artists presented in partnership with Northern Clay Center, and a juried show with work by 50 local and regional artists.

Juried Show artists: Gloria Adrian, Andrew Amundsen, Susan Armington, Margy Jean Balwierz, Casey Beck, Barbara Riegel Bend, Taylor Berman, Amanda Bierbaum, Lynnette Black, Rachel Cain, Barbara Casey, Mike Chrun, Guillermo Cuellar, Wynn Davis, Andrea Denecke, Jane Dierberger, Diane Gamm, Dianne Ginsberg, John Grancorvitz, Joseph Haid, Ted Hansen, Marty Harris, Annie Hejny, Alan Honn, Jon Kamrath, Steve King, Ken Krautbauer, Wendy Lacska, Rebecca Latham, Kathleen Lauerer, Dale Lewis, David Luke, Tom Maakestad, Michaela Mahady, Kami Mendlik, George G.I. Moore, Thomas Niedenfuer, Gary Noren with Marty Harding, Carol Patt, John Pearson, Lois Peterson, Bonnie Ploger, Jean Singer, Lana Sjoberg, Michael Slagle, Brian Stewart, Laura Tiede, Naomi Tiry Salgado, Paul Winger, and Vera Ming Wong.

Northern Clay Center artists: Casey Beck, Lisa Buck, Guillermo Cuellar, Andrea Leila Denecke, Nick Earl, Willem Gebben, Peter Jadoonath, Ani Kasten, Mark Lusardi, Wendy Olson, S.C. Rolf, Emily Romens, Joe Samuelson, and Marjorie Wade.

Related Programs:

Craig Blacklock Photography Presentation
Saturday, Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m., Black Box Theater, free
Co-hosted by the Western Wisconsin Photo Club

Drawing the Scenic St. Croix’s Prairie Flora with Laura Tiede
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 – 11 a.m., Belwin Conservancy, Afton, Minn.
$46 class fee registration required

“Once Upon a River” with Dan Chouinard
Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage
$25 tickets for adults and $18 for students

Coffee Talk with local author Marybeth Lorbiecki
Sunday, October 14, 9:30 a.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hudson

During this informal gathering, explore the connections between concern for our common world and spirituality, and how ecological restoration can lead the way to less suffering for the poor, stronger and more sustainable economies, better health, and meaningful relationships.

Different Voices: Shared Visions 
With panelists Daniel Bruch, Ozcan Kilic, Dean Simpson, and Rob Wertheimer
Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theater, free

The God of Abraham, shared by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, declared that humans are given use of the earth as a trust or as caretakers. The Hebrew, Christian, and Islamic Scriptures strongly support respect for nature, for the creatures of nature, and for the care, protection, and preservation of everything in the natural world. These Scriptures also speak boldly about our responsibility for the environment and our continuing caretaker relationship with nature. Our conversation together will reflect this environmental ethic we share.

This event will be recorded for broadcast by The River Channel.

Poetry Reading with Lee Kisling
Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theater, free

Mni Sota Makoce: “Land where the waters reflect the skies”
Presented by James Knutson-Kolodzne, director of the American Indian Center, St. Cloud State University
Saturday, October 20, 2:00 p.m., Black Box Theater, free

The Dakota homeland covered all of Minnesota and half of Wisconsin before contact. In this program, you will learn about Dakota values for caring for the land and water. Consider your individual, family, and community connections by examining Minnesota and Wisconsin as a Dakota place.

Docent-led public exhibition tours | Free
Saturday, September 29, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Or call 715-386-2305 to schedule a private group tour


Learn more about the 50th Anniversary


September 14, 2018
October 21, 2018


St. Croix River Association
Phipps Center for the Arts


Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016 United States
+ Google Map
(715) 386-8409