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"Finding Myself in Color" | Avery Hunter | July 7 - September 9 | Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB | Opening Reception July 7th from 5:00-7:00 | Artist Talk at 4:00p
FREE PARKING | bring your parking ticket to the community center for validation.
2022 is Art for All's year to celebrate disability pride and pride in identity. Avery Hunter expresses this pride through the practice of art. Living and identifying as a transgender man with autism, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis Avery explores what it means to be human in his work.
"I have been driven to accomplish distinct aesthetics in my work through the levels of psychosis that I experience. The amount of color in my work speaks to the freedom I feel in expressing my voice creatively, and the subject matter I present in quite a few art pieces advocates for those who need to be represented without stigmas, such as the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities. Yet there is more to one’s identity than their belonging in these communities. Therefore, I continue to explore what it means to be human in my work."
Read Hunter's full article in ICI's FYI monthly newsletter: FYI
July 7, 4:00-7:00 | 4:00, artist talk on the intersection of art, disability pride and identity and Q&A| 5:00-7:00 opening reception | free parking
"Peace" | August 22 - October 30 | Norway House | Reception August 25, 5:00-7:00
Call for Submissions has begun. To be consider please email Nik Fernholz, email@example.com. Following the Minnesota Peace Initiative and the Nobel Peace Prize, a group show will be curated focusing on peace in the community in a group show.
"Beauty in Motion" | May 23-June 24
Two locations | Open to the University of Minnesota Faculty, Students and Staff and to the public by appointment.
Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB | 2025 E. River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55414
University of Minnesota Department of Art, Regis West Gallery | 418 21st Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
More than two dozen art student-led by AJ Molle from the Transition Plus School , post-secondary education presents us with "Beauty in Motion which provides a glimpse into their personal and collective lives through an array of mediums from watercolor to paper mache. Every human being goes through a period of change in their lives and this is their story through the lens of art. Lena Osman is a featured artist mentoring the students during the Spring 2022 term.
"ICI Staff Group Show" | March 16 - April 29 | Blythe Brendan-Mann Community Center at MIDB
Staff, fellows and graduate students from the Institute on Community Integration showcase a different side of their individuality through a new exhibit at the Brendan-Mann Community Center. Sarah Curtner, Rebecca Dosch Brown, Nik Fernholz, Rachel Freeman, Faith Jones, Maryam Mahmoudi, Pete McCauley, Mark Olson, Uma Oswald and Alicia Zhang are the featured staff artists in the show.
entrance | Oct 13-Feb 28
Art for All’s entrance is the first art exhibit inside the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain at the University of Minnesota, the new home of the Institute on Community Integration. The title celebrates the emerging careers of four local artists in the Twin Cities area, and also welcomes visitors to the Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center in the MIDB annex.
Learn more about the show and artists in ICI’s FYI monthly newsletter .
cliffs are poet(z)
Art for All’s largest exhibit to date, cliffs are poet(z), opened in summer 2021, featuring the work of eight diverse artists with disabilities in the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis, the largest art complex in Minnesota. The exhibit covered about 3,600 square feet and was dedicated to Cliff Poetz, Art for All’s longest-serving advisory committee member and a nationally recognized disability activist who died in March 2021.
To learn more about the exhibition please read our feature article in ICI’s FYI monthly newsletter or listen to the interview on Minnesota Public Radio . Lindsey Mooreland, one of the eight artists was featured in St. Paul Pioneer Press during the show.
Black and White with a Touch of Color
In spring 2021, Art for All presented Black and White with a Touch of Color, a solo exhibition of the work of artist Donna Ray, who donated her piece, “Lefty Guitar,” to the program. She also spoke virtually to high school art students who were selling their work as a donation to Art for All, and was interviewed for a livestreamed event by Nik Fernholz, Art for All program manager.
To learn more about this exhibition please visit ICI’s monthly newsletter, FYI .