Sara Lubinski, a landscape painter who lived in SE Minnesota until 2018, now located in the desert Southwest, is excited to return to the Driftless Area where she intimately connected to the land and waterways through her work as an artist and botanist. She is best known from the region for her solo exhibit "River Sojourn: A Painter's Portfolio of the Mississippi River Blufflands," consisting of more than seventy paintings revealing the special habitats of our geological region called the Driftless Area: "I'm excited to wander back through the Driftless; there is great spirit here, and friends of all life forms who I miss deeply'. Painting for her is a way of expressing what she finds beautiful, but beyond that, it also helps her bear witness to our relationship with the planet. The Trempealeau Refuge is a special place to her, where she first began to develop her outdoor painting skills and her philosophical perspective on what it means to find connection in nature's most special places. She looks forward to connecting with others who share her love and relationship to the Refuge.
This free program is sponsored by Friends of Trempealeau Refuge.