Artist Paul Peterson wasn’t made here; he and his sister, Marita Metcalf, were born in Colombia and adopted by a family in Shoreview. As adults, they found their first family and are now in contact with them. Peterson’s latest series, painted on burlap coffee-bean bags from Colombia, features subjects traditional and native to the region of Colombia where he and Marita are from. (He often works on surfaces other than canvas because they add depth and texture.) His goal: giving back to the family that brought him and his sister into the world.
To learn more, watch Paul's episode of mno airing for the first time this Sunday, May 1st.