This poignant photography exhibition provides a new perspective on the often-hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities. Contemporary color portraits are accompanied by first-person stories highlighting the resiliency and challenges of refugees who call Minnesota home.
Fascinated by the layering of colors in the depths of the forest and the grassy meadows they surround, Rita Beyer Corrigan is currently working with landscape images of northern Minnesota, especially along Lake Superior. The contrast of and reflective nature of water set against the land forms of both rocks and trees also call her to record their images.
In these prints, Kate Gray interprets her experience living in Morocco, translating her thoughts and ideas about culture, religion, femininity, and a sense of home and community into designs that are meant to ask questions, not answer them.
This 34-painting, 31-poem exhibit shares Ron Duffy’s feelings and experiences living with chronic illness. Starting with confusion, anger, frustration, and isolation, he moves toward hopefulness, joy and making peace with the situation, seeing his experience with fresh eyes-more acceptance and less judgment.
Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict is a multimedia, multicultural, multigenerational exhibit designed to educate people about genocide; explain the causes and consequences of genocide; present action steps to prevent it; and remember those in our own communities who have fled from these atrocities and whose families and communities have been destroyed.
Launched in 2013, Green Card Voices’ (GCV) mission is to share various stories of our nation’s 40 million immigrants and put a human face to the current immigration debate. Simply, GCV hopes to introduce immigrants to their neighbors.
To create the Nine Gates scrolls, Bob Schmitt chose spiritual gates or thresholds that resonated most with his own experience: longing, abandonment, rage, emptiness, compassion, unbridled joy, oneness and delusion. In this blend of ancient materials and forms, Bob transforms the aesthetic of the traditional Chinese scrolls into digital internal landscapes.