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Minnesota waterfalls featured in new exhibit at MSP’s Terminal 1

A snapshot of the exhibitIn the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota's rivers and waterfalls often get second billing. But a new exhibit at MSP Airport's Terminal 1 -- Waterfalls: A Fire Art Perspective -- gives our rivers and waterfalls some overdue recognition.

The exhibit in the Airport Mall (next to Starbucks) features some of Minnesota's more than 100 waterfalls as interpreted by 18 artists associated with the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) in Minneapolis. "Fire arts" includes blacksmithing, jewelry making, metal casting, neon bending, metal welding and forming, and neon art.

CAFAC is a non-profit arts organization that supports artists, art education and public art throughout the Twin Cities.

The exhibit – which will be displayed for one year – includes representations of some of Minnesota's most iconic waterfalls, including Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, the High Falls of the Pigeon River on the Minnesota-Canada border and Minnewissa Falls in Pipestone in the southwest corner of the state.   

While interpreting waterfalls with "fire art" may seem like a stretch, keep in mind that the interplay between fire and water has been central to the cosmologies in several cultures for millennia, including the Greeks.

Bringing art to MSP is coordinated by Arts@MSP, which is a partnership between the Airport Foundation MSP and the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Stop by today to see this stunning exhibit in the center of the Airport Mall!