Past Exhibits 2009
The City Behavior of Grace MN
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 5, 4 - 7 p.m.
Show dates: Oct. 30 - Dec. 11, 2009
Works by Marcus Young With Kathleen Maloney, Aki Shibata and Travis Spangler. With works produced by or in partnership with Public Art Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul and Eureka Recycling.
This exhibit features a number of local urban art projects by a collective of artists who call themselves Grace MN. Grace MN includes Marcus Young, Kathleen Maloney, Aki Shibata, Travis Spangler and others. Some projects are executed in collaboration with Saint Paul Public Works and Public Art Saint Paul, such as "Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk." Other projects, such as "Wishes for the Sky, Don't you Feel it too?" and "From Here to There and Beyond," will are presented as well.
The Diva Project: Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Annual Fashion Competition
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 17 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Show dates: Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, 2009
This exhibit features ten winning designs created by current and former Minneapolis Community and Technical College students from the Apparel Technologies program. DVDs of previous runway shows will run on a monitor, setting the garment into context and demonstrating the vitality of the original runway productions.
Saiv Kuv Saib Kuv (Watch me - See the Hmong in me)
Reception: Thursday, April 16 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Show dates: April 17 - July 24, 2009
This exhibit features a collection of digitally manipulated photographic portraits coupled with poetry and prose by emerging Hmong-American artists. The show was organized by the local non-profit In Progress, which provides opportunities for marginalized young people to develop their skills as storytellers, artists and leaders through the use of digital media.
As part of the Saib Kuv exhibit, a series of community dialogues about what it means to be Hmong within a Minnesota landscape will take place. Free and open to the public, these events are scheduled 1 - 3 p.m. on April 25, May 9, June 6 and 20. The location will be next to the Third Floor Gordon Parks Gallery.