As a visiting artist with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in Minnesota, I am painting a series of panels for the “Faces of History” mural, celebrating colorful characters from Minnesota’s past. These ten 4′ X 8′ panels will be installed outdoors in the neighboring town of Wadena, where the Alley Arts Institute plans to complete an ambitious series of mural projects. The town’s theme is “Pieces of History”, with a jigsaw puzzle motif connecting the various murals around town. This is the second year I have been involved with this project, after helping to plan it two years ago, and painting the first mural last year. There are now almost twenty murals completed by local artists, changing the face of Wadena, MN!
Robin Slonina is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes body painting, mixed-media paintings on canvas, mural painting, indoor and outdoor sculpture, installation and performance art. Much of her work is interactive, inviting the viewer to experience the art rather than simply observe it. Slonina enjoys taking the “Do Not Touch” sign off of her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral, fun part of everyday life.