Janet Groenert develops project based science and art programs for children age 6-12 at the Science
Museum of Minnesota. She received a 2007 Minnesota State Arts Board grant and has participated in
the Art Shanty Projects for five winters. Janet is currently the president of the Alumni Board at the the
Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Janet will explore methods of scaling up work in fiber art. Using barrier tape, Groenert has been
creating copses of large flowers. Now with support for research and development she will consult
with engineers and fabricators to plan for and design a large grove of flowers that visitors can meander
underneath and through, an imaginary natural landscape inserted into an everyday setting.