Encountering the Subtle Threshold

Encountering the Subtle Threshold

Silverwood Park hosts a reception celebrating the completion of Erin Paradis' new ceramic public art installation

Encountering the Subtle Threshold by Erin Paradis is Silverwood's newest sculpture to be installed on the trail. Silverwood Park's latest installation is a reflection and reminder to be mindful and contemplate our surroundings. The sculpture serves as an archway or gateway to nature, activity, knowledge, understanding, and observation. With the sculpture framing the lake in one direction and a field in the other, viewers are given a moment to consider the space around it and how they interact with the landscape in which it sits. Paradis hopes Encountering the Subtle Threshold encourages park visitors to feel a deeper connection to Silverwood and all it supports and offers.

Public Reception
  September 9th 6 - 8 pm
  Meet Erin Paradis for refreshments and conversation at her sculpture. Enter the park from the main entrance and then make first left. Sculpture is on the right near the lake. 

     The reception will be at the sculpture site of Silverwood Park. Once you enter the park, take the first left towards the maintenance building and you will see the sculpture to the right up the hill.  More parking is located at the park's main building.

  Installation is ongoing. Park Hours are daily from 5am-10pm

  Erin Paradis is a ceramic sculptor, living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota and her BFA from Alfred University.  She has worked extensively as an artist, resident, business owner, and instructor at art centers and academic settings both nationally and internationally.  Erin was a Lecturer in Ceramics and Sculpture from 2015-2020 at the University of Minnesota and instructs at Bloomington Center for the Arts and Northern Clay Center.  She received the Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2017 and 2020, the Open Studio Fellowship through Franconia Sculpture Park in 2018, was a recipient of the 2019 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant through Northern Clay Center, and received the 2020 Outdoor Sculpture Artist Award through Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN. Most recently Paradis received the 2021 Early Career Project Grant through Forecast Public Arts and is exhibiting her show Towards Veracity at the Inez Greenberg Gallery in Bloomington, MN in August 2021.

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