Hamline News

May 16, 2014

Ploger Awarded Artist Initiative Grant

Biology Professor and Artist in Residence at the Center for Global Environmental Education Bonnie Ploger is a recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, due to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. As part of her award activities, she will have a solo exhibition of her artwork in September 2014 at Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale.

The exhibition will include new paintings and installations that reference caves, dreams, and prehistoric art. She will transform the gallery into an environment that investigates parallels between cave exploration and psychological journeys. Some of Bonnie’s artwork will also be exhibited at the Bell Museum of Natural History from June 1 – July 12 and July 20 – August 31. This two-part group exhibition by Project Art for Nature will have different art in Parts I and II. All are welcome to the opening receptions for Part 1 on Sunday, June 1 from 1 – 4 p.m. and Part II on Sunday, July 27 from 1 – 4 p.m.

CTV North Suburbs featured Bonnie working in her studio and talking about her art in the North Suburban Beat program that is available at CTV’s website.