MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 4, 2016) — Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the artists selected for the next installation of Made Here window displays in WeDo — the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District.
Spirit: Made Here, sponsored by Andersen Windows, will feature artwork by more than 75 Minnesota artists and students, including brand new artists and internationally renowned professionals. The walkable urban art gallery will launch on Hennepin Avenue with a free, public celebration at Marin Restaurant & Bar (901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Featuring 32 window displays this winter in WeDo along Hennepin Avenue from Fifth to Tenth Streets, the latest theme asks artists to interpret what “spirit” means to them. Spirit marks the seventh round ofMade Here window displays in downtown Minneapolis.
Spirit: Made Here artists include:
Mora Anderson, Minneapolis, ceramics
Kevin Beaudin, Minneapolis, sculpture
Elisa Berry Fonseca, Inver Grove Heights, sculpture
Zamara Cuyun, Minneapolis, painting
Sharon Day, St. Paul, sculpture
Brian Dehler, St. Paul, video
Emily Eaton, Minneapolis, fiber art
Drevis Hager, Minneapolis, colored canvas
Starri Hedges, Minneapolis, found items
Drevis Hagan, Minneapolis, painting
Soozin Hirschmugl, Minneapolis, paper sculpting
Anna Karena, Minneapolis, painting
Dallas Johnson and Siama Matuzungidi, Minneapolis, photography
R.J. Kern, Minneapolis, photography
Lisha Kirpalani + Kali Voight, Minneapolis, three-dimensional sculpture using recycled objects
Steven Lang, Lauderdale, photography
Greg Lecker, Minneapolis, painting
Brittany Lynch, Crystal, poetry
Karen McCall, Minneapolis, photography
Marlena and Amelia Myles, St. Paul, mixed media three-dimensional sculpting
Jes Reyes, St. Paul, video/poetry
Jes Shimek, Minneapolis, photography
Amy Sinning, Mankato, photography and sculpture
Brian Skalak, Minneapolis, light display
Jacob Stordahl + Tyler Jesse, St. Paul, video/sculpture
Zachary Swenson, Minneapolis, drawing
Kristi Ternes, Minneapolis, found Items sculpture
Sarah White + Mike Bishop, Minneapolis, photography
Koua M. Yang + Oskar Ly, St. Paul, textiles
Richard Yang, West St. Paul, photography
The Trust’s Made Here project fills windows and other underused spaces throughout WeDo twice per year with works by local artists. It has grown from visual displays in windows to live performances, artist markets, pop-up galleries and more. Made Here is among the offerings that make WeDo a more active and vibrant walkable center of arts, culture and economic activity benefitting visitors, artists, residents, businesses and property owners.
Launched in 2013, Made Here is now the largest initiative of its kind in the country. To date, there have been more than 260 window displays in WeDo throughout 94 city blocks. Made Here windows consistently feature work by artists that represent diverse communities. On average, 40 percent of Made Here artists are from communities of color, with balanced gender representation. The Trust also makes it a priority to include seniors, children, artists with disabilities and LGBTQ artists.
Andersen Windows has been the presenting sponsor since 2014, allowing the project to grow and attracting additional community support. A grant from The McKnight Foundation allows for specific emphasis on supplying resources for artist payment and artistic practice.
Connect with Made Here online:
– Click to MadeHereMN.org
– Follow @MadeHereMN on Twitter and Instagram
– Like on Facebook at Facebook.com/MadeHereMN
– Follow MadeHereMN on Snapchat
– Search using hashtag #MadeHereMN
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District, to create and enjoy cultural experiences.
We want everyone who comes to WeDo to have a unique experience. Our historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – light up Hennepin Avenue with a mix of modern acts and artists. Local talent fills our New Century Theatre. Our Spotlight Education program inspires high school students through musical theatre.
Beyond our theatre doors, we connect people to unexpected arts and cultural experiences like the iconic Bob Dylan mural and our art-in-underused spaces project, Made Here. Our collaborations with businesses, artists, local officials and other arts and culture organizations bring a wide range of quality activities and entertainment to WeDo.
Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.
Andersen Corporation, headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Founded in 1903, Andersen is an international corporation employing more than 11,000 people in locations across North America, with sales worldwide. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $56 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Visit www.AndersenWindows.com for more information.