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Geek-chic in full force as Bell Museum hosts 'Bell Social', celebrating artist in residence installation, Freeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter

March 29, 2012

The University of Minnesota Bell Museum is opening its doors Friday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. for another installment of the popular “Bell Social” event series. April’s event celebrates the completion of Freeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter with an edifying evening of original art, contemporary science and local food, with Minneapolis band Brute Heart performing live in the diorama hall.

Freeze Frame invited the public to submit images from the start of winter, Dec. 22 through winter’s end, March 19, that capture their connection to nature during the winter season. More than 1,010 photos were submitted, giving Bell Museum artist in residence Areca Roe a large pool of images to use as her medium as she created a mixed media installation. The final installation will debut at the Bell Social April 13.

The Bell Social, named “Best Geek-Chic Event” on Minnesota Monthly’s 2011 Best of the Twin Cities list, combines art and science with entertainment. The April 13 event is no exception with live music from Brute Heart, a discussion with Roe, presentation from University of Minnesota, Duluth researcher Ron Moen on camera trapping the Canada lynx and moose and local food and cash bar from Common Roots Café.

Event details
What: Bell Social, Freeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter
Celebrate completion of Freeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter, with:
-    live music in the diorama halls by Brute Heart
-    camera trapping Canada lynx and moose with UMD researcher Ron Moen
-    discussion with artist in residence Areca Roe
-    cash bar and hors d’oeuvres from Common Roots Café
-    Bell Museum door prizes
When: Friday, April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $10 regular admission, $8 museum members, U of M students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

The Bell Museum is part of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and strives to advance the quest to discover, document and understand life in its many forms and to inspire curiosity, delight and informed stewardship of the natural world. For details, visit

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The next Bell Social is set for April 13

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