Featured Artist

Twin Cities 5 Star Urban Waters Restoration Project Selects Jeanette Papenfuss as their artist. The project is focused on education and the clean up of the Mississippi River. The intention is to collect trash and debris from the river, which the artist will then use to create a sculpture. Read More >

Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss, Visual Artist has varied experience in the visual arts including sculpture, painting, illustrating, and printing. She has also been a member of the Minnesota Japan America Sumi-e Club since 2001. She received BA in art with a focus on sculpture, from the University of Minnesota. Jeanette has works in private collections, and recently illustrated the book, Nature Seeker Workbook. Jeanette recently was selected as the public artist for the federally funded Twin Cities Urban Waters project involving ArtStart, Minnesota Conservation Corps, Friends of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Adopt-A-River.

Jeanette has worked with children and adults of all ages making art. Her major focus in teaching has been combining art, nature and culture. “It is my belief that bringing art to a community is an expression of how we perceive, respond and record the world around us. We share in a moment of creation our thoughts, feelings and history as an individual and as a society.” Jeanette has been a member of the ArtStart artist roster since 2012.
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