Naomi Hart | Giving Voice
Hart's daily practice of self-care includes spending time listening to the wild world she loves. There is a mystery and wonder found within the natural world that unveils the common threads that connect and illuminate our stories. The voice of the wild world brings healing and transformation and has become the wellspring of her self-expression. She goes to the rivers and woods to explore the condition of her heart and find the voice of acceptance there. Giving Voice depicts these intimate and elusive moments and articulates Hart's unwavering belief in magic despite the chaos and challenges of recovery.
About the Artist
Naomi Hart grew up in the remote wilds of Northern Minnesota where the natural world became her education and her refuge. She divides her time between art studios in both Minnesota and Wisconsin where she combines an extensive arsenal of fine art techniques to what she calls “visual storytelling” in a unique Mixed Media Encaustic process.
Hart received an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Upstate NY. Since 2011, Hart has focused her practice on a unique processes that she has developed which introduces her detailed etchings and drawing skills as a foundation to encaustic hot wax painting. Hart has won numerous awards with the exhibition of her Encaustic Mixed Media artwork including two awards at the Minnesota State Fair, a First Place award at the Maple Grove Art Center, and a Best of Show at the Paramount's Regional Juried Exhibition in St Cloud, MN.
Hart is a 2021 recipient of the Central Minnesota Arts Board Individual Artist Award and the Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals Grant and has also received a Career Development Grant from the CMAB. Her work has been accepted for solo exhibitions for the 2021/2022 season at The Phipps Gallery in Hudson, WI, The Confluence Gallery in Bloomington, MN and Silverwood Park Gallery in St Anthony, MN and in 2023 at the Duluth Art Institute and the Kadar Gallery in La Crosse, WI. Her festival and exhibition schedule can be found on her website at https://www.naomi4art.com/.
The gallery is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm through May 31st and 9 am - 8 pm beginning June 1st.
We are located at Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E, Saint Anthony, MN 55421.
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