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A “Shell-ebration” of Art and Nature

September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

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Caponi Art Park is taking a day to celebrate one of its favorite animal residents—the turtle. Visit the park for some craft activities and a special opportunity to hear from Minnesota artist Wayne Potratz, the maker of our latest installation, The Last Turtle Wain.
“Weave Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
12:00–4:00 p.m – Activity Center
Create your own tiny turtle using yarn and mini craft sticks—great for all ages!
“Pour Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
12:00–4:00 p.m. – Activity Center
Mimic the process of metal casting by pouring colorful melted wax into turtle-shaped molds. Caponi Art Park staff will be on site to assist.
Artist Encounter: Wayne Potratz and The Last Turtle Wain
3:30–3:45 p.m. – Office/Studio
Learn about an exciting new sculpture from the artist who made it! Wayne Potratz has been a central figure in Minnesota’s metal casting community for decades and regularly features turtle iconography in his work.


September 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
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Eagan Art House
(651) 675-5521
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Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd.
Eagan, MN 55123
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(651) 454-9412
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