Amber Waves is the Art that Grows & Gives

July 19, 2012 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

Amber Waves

The Amber Waves landscape art installation nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis isn’t just about art – it’s also about giving back to the community. Stretching for half a mile in Bohemian Flats Park, three rows of wheat provide visual entertainment throughout the summer of 2012, with an end-of-season harvest planned to help feed those in need through food shelves in the Twin Cities area!

Created by artist Tom Henry, the installation is intended to be “The Art that Grows and Gives.” Eventually, the wheat will be harvested and turned into whole wheat bread and donated to approximately 1,000 local food shelves. The Amber Waves project follows last year’s “Sunflowers of Summer” project, in which Henry planted rows of sunflowers near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, harvested and roasted the seeds that he then donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

Our wide network of partners, volunteers and donors are what make the wheels of Second Harvest Heartland turn, and we couldn’t be more excited and thankful for the Amber Waves project!


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