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Reclaim, Restore: Apothecary Jars with Artist Juliane Shibata

Throughout history and across the globe, humans have used plants to treat sickness and disease. The vessels in this case are modeled after apothecary jars, forms that originated in the Middle East during the Medieval Ages and were used to store drugs. Apothecary jars were later produced in Europe from the 8th through 18th centuries.

For this installation, I have created a modern set of apothecary jars to remind us of the relationship between plants, humans, and medicine, and to prompt us to consider how anthropogenic effects have impacted and continue to shape plant communities and wildlife in this region. Six jars depict plants in Southeastern Minnesota that are either native or invasive species. Three of the jars offer “remedies” – actions individuals can take to restore and transform their backyards into environments that are more ecologically healthy and balanced

Weather permitting, artist Juliane will be available outdoors near the entrance to the library to chat informally with people about her project.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)

Event Organizer

Teresa Jensen

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