The Elm Tree Story Booth

Hey everyone! I am loving this summer as I find myself in the midst of constructing the Elm Tree Story Booth; a ten-foot, hand-built, elm tree shaped phone booth commissioned by the Natural Heritage Project, and retrofitted with a digital recording device; open for public discourse on personal interactions with nature. This project is precisely why I built my workshop; stop by anytime this month to get a sneak preview.

The Elm Tree Story Booth will be headed to the AZ Gallery to debut during the With the Grain exhibit, then make its way to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to record the stories of residents living and working within the organization’s district. The Natural Heritage Project & the University of St. Thomas are also developing a touring schedule for the booth along the Mississippi river with the intent to better understand how the community interacts with the river.


SOFT OPENING | August 2nd, 2019, from 5 to 9 pm | Free & Open to the Public

OPENING RECEPTION | August 10th, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm | Free & Open to the Public

  • Wood-craft demonstrations

  • Cajon drum performance by Empowered Percussion

  • Edible trees sample bar

  • Micro-forest treasure hunt

  • Wood games

The AZ Gallery is located at 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101. They are open Thurs. & Fri. from 5pm to 8 pm., and Sat. & Sun. from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Tel. 651-224-3757

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