an exhibit of contemporary art

August 1, 2020 - April 25, 2021

Water is an exciting new exhibit at Vesterheim from Nordic 5 Arts that explores our world’s most essential natural resource as a source of survival, life, and livelihoods. Nineteen contemporary artists with ties to the Nordic countries have created works that respond to the theme of water. Some artists reflect on immigrant journeys by ship or plane across the Atlantic Ocean. Others reflect on the state of water in the face of climate change and the relationship between the Nordic countries and water.

Founded by Kati Casida in 1993, Nordic 5 Arts is an international organization of professional artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nordic 5 Arts presents a unique Nordic/Scandinavian expression in the visual arts and contributes to the diversity of the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The organization also promotes ties with contemporary Nordic arts, culture, and design. Nordic 5 Arts is comprised of professional artists, primarily of Nordic/Scandinavian descent and artists born in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Nordic 5 Arts is open to all artists and supporters of the arts with a connection to, or appreciation of, Nordic expression in the arts.

The exhibit is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust, Jeff and Marilyn Roverud, and Marilyn and Julien Hansen.

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Oyster Estuary I and II by Joan Stuart Ross
Oyster Estuary I and II by Joan Stuart Ross