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Professor Christine Baeumler - Convenor PLaCE USA

Christine Arle Baeumler received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Yale University and an M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington. She also studied with the painter Musashi Watanabe in Kyoto, Japan. Christine is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA. Christine seeks to raise awareness about ecological issues, such as the extinction of species, and has been involved in an ongoing dialogue with LAND2 since July 2007.

Christine has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, and the Nancy H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment and FORECAST Public Artworks. A painter and environmental artist, she has worked with community members and organizations to restore the Swede Hollow Park and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in Minneapolis.

Most recently, she is investigating the impact of global climate change on the environments of the rain forest and reef ecosystems. Her research has taken her to the Northern Australian Rain Forest, the Great Barrier Reef and most recently, the Galapagos Archipelago

Christine has recently been involved in the East Side Gateway Rain Garden, as artist-in-Residence appointment for Expressive Potential of the Watershed, a Public Art Plan for the Capitol Region and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, on Skateboard Pollinators, Project for Defiant Gardens exhibition at through the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, and with the Center for Changing Landscapes, working on projects on the Westside of Saint Paul (Circulator project) and Redwing Public Art Trail.

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