Anyone who’s been to the north shore has suffered from it. The agony of returning home, leaving the wilderness and the lake behind. We call it the post North Woods depression. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to experience Minnesota’s North Shore when ever you wanted? Now you can, thanks to an artist, poetically enough, trained at University of Minnesota Duluth.
We learned about this great story from a North Shore Experience social community member Kate Minor when she teased us with this tweet:
— Kate Minor (@KateMinor) October 2, 2014
It turns out Kate’s Moma and Dad met during an art class at UMD. Her dad, a life long artist, has been creating art that is an homage to the north country for years and for the past several years been hard at work on this beauty, North-Shore-Opoly.
“My dad takes pride in the game for many reasons. Obviously because it showcases his and my mother’s art. Beyond that, he goes through the process of constructing this game completely by hand.” Kate writes on her blog.
The game highlights all the great things about the north shore, the wildlife, the state parks and even uses pebbles and pieces of wood as game tokens. For those looking to snag a piece of the North Shore for themselves, follow the artist behind the game board on Facebook.