Ellen Mueller

Walking Events

To celebrate the launch of my book, Walking as Artistic Practice, I will be hosting a number of talks and workshops featuring topics and exercises from the book. This page is where I will be listing all events as they get scheduled – check back often! To schedule an event, please reach out to me at ellen.m.mueller@gmail.com

August 2023

book cover and group of people outdoors

Sunday, August 13, 9am-11:30am
Forest Bathing Walk with Annie Hejny
Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Rd, St Paul, MN 55116
REGISTRATION required (participation limited to 20 spots; $30 per person, appropriate for ages 15 and older)

Join Annie Hejny, a certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide and Minnesota Water Steward, for a Forest Bathing Walk. Forest Bathing is the practice of moving slowly in nature and tuning into our senses as an opportunity to connect with the natural world and bathe in the benefits that nature offers us, both physically and mentally. During the walk, Annie will guide the participants through a series of invitations that support wellness and nature immersion. Learn more about what to bring, cancellations, restrooms, etc.

Walking as Artistic Practice book cover and aerial image of grass labyrinth
Sunday August 20, 11am-Noon
Walking Artist Talk with Larsen Husby and Ellen Mueller
Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN

These two artists both have an interest in walking, with Mueller publishing a book, Walking as Artistic Practice, this October. The book features discussion of Husby’s piece, Long Trace of Minneapolis, and you may remember Husby’s 2020 grass labyrinth installation at Silverwood. Come learn more about walking as artistic practice, and enjoy Q&A at the end.

September 2023

Cover of Walking as Artistic Practice and Drawings of Minneapolis Police Precinct
Saturday September 16, 2-3pm
Walking workshop with Ellen Mueller and John Schuerman
Viewpoint Gallery in St. Paul, MN

Schuerman’s work, Precinct Perimeter (2020), is included in the forthcoming Walking as Artistic Practice book. Join Mueller and Schuerman for discussion of his work, the forthcoming book, and to try out an exercise from the book, “Walk Your Block or Perimeter.” Bring a sketchbook and writing utensil, or we’ll provide blank zines as an option for recording your observations.

Cover of Walking as Artistic Practice book with pictures of signage

Thursday September 21, 6-7pm
Walking Workshop with Ellen Mueller
Viewpoint Gallery in St. Paul, MN

Join author Ellen Mueller to try out an exercise from the forthcoming book, Walking as Artistic Practice. This exercise, entitled “Signage” will invite participants to observe and record using phone photography on a group collaborative walk.