Current Exhibit

“Art Glow” | March 23, 2:00-6:00p | February 2 - March 30 Weekly | Northrup King Building

CHANGE of HOURS for Thursday, March 23: The gallery will open later this Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 PM.

Closing Reception: Please come for the reception on March 30 from 4:00-7:00 PM, with remarks at 5:30 PM. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar are provided.

1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 | Google Maps

3rd Floor Gallery | Room 332

Note: To access the gallery, it is best to park near the ramp, and use the two large gray doors on "Dock 6". There is an elevator just left down the hall. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, take a left, walk down the corridor, and take another left. Once you see a large “Art for All” banner, take a left to the Gallery. There is a lot of walking so if you require a wheelchair, there are some for guests. Please return the chair before you exit.

Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion at ICI connects artists with disabilities with organizations throughout the Twin Cities area. In this exhibition, 16 artists from Minnesota and Wisconsin will showcase their work in various media, including 3D installations, fiber, watercolor, and photographs.

Featuring: Alison Bergblom Johnson, Ansel Langmead, Chloe Geraty, D.O Fox, David Bauman, Diane Weinerman, Emma Baldwin, Glendy Scaletta Rocco, Jonah Anderson, Loretta Bebeau, David “Mack” McDonnell-Forney, Mark Maasch, Nathaniel Quenzer, Ray Pagenkopf, Ryan Varley, Sam St. John.

The Northrup King Building is off-campus at 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis. It is the largest art complex in Minnesota. Gallery hours are every Thursday 1-6 pm and every Saturday noon–4 pm.

This Art for All exhibition will also feature three events:

  1. February 16* at 6 pm, Alison Bergblom Johnson will speak on the topic of “Disability Justice Through the Lens of Art and Supporting Non-disability-focused Galleries Curating Art by Artists with Disabilities.” This event is FREE.
  2. March 2*, Cow Tipping Press will host a neurodiverse book release and author reading from 7–9 pm. Gallery viewing hours are 3-6 pm.
  3. March 30*, there will be a closing reception and art market from 4–7 pm.

Through exhibits and events, ICI’s Art for All creates inclusive spaces for discussing, promoting, and selling the artists’ work.

Past Exhibitions

Colorful rosemal style graphic

"woven from life itself" | August 22–October 30, 2022 | Norway House

To purchase art, please email both Nik Fernholz at and the artist directly.

In partnership with Norway House's Minnesota Peace Initiative—which serves to foster engagement related to peace issues and peacemaking efforts worldwide—this group exhibition featured local artists as well as artists from Norway.

The exhibition celebrated disability pride and pride in other identities, and it reflected the diverse cultural and ethnic community that makes up the neighborhood of Norway House.

It featured art by Minnesota artists David "Mack" McDonnell-Forney, Janette Tafoya Giles, Ingrid Hansen, and Frode Felipe Schjelderup from Stavanger, Norway. The exhibition also highlighted documentarian Heidi Benedict Sundby and musician Bjørn Hatterud, both from Oslo, Norway. It also featured “Little Waterfall” by William Britt.

Three paintings: one a profile portrait of a man with a beard over a green background; one a nude female torso in pink, purple, and blue with yellow speckles; one a partial portrait of a shirtless man on a green background.

"Finding Myself in Color" | Avery Hunter | July 7–September 9, 2022 | Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB

2022 was Art for All's year to celebrate disability pride and pride in identity. Avery Hunter expresses this pride through his art. Living and identifying as a transgender man with autism, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis, Hunter 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

Beauty in Motion text in brigth pink on yellow background with pink diagonal stripes.

"Beauty in Motion" | May 23–June 24, 2022

Two locations: Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB | 2025 E. River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55414University of Minnesota Department of Art, Regis West Gallery | 418 21st Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

More than two dozen art students, led by AJ Molle from the post-secondary Transition Plus School , presented "Beauty in Motion." Through media ranging from watercolor to paper mache, the students offered a glimpse into their personal and collective lives. Everyone goes through a period of change in their lives and this is their story, through the lens of art. Featured artist Lena Osman mentored the students during the Spring 2022 term.

Examples of artwork in the ICI Staff group show. One a floral painting in oranges and pinks with some greenery; another a grey painted background with a partial human figure made of orange measuring tape; and another a highly textured dyed paper pulp in blues, purples, and greens.

"ICI Staff Group Show" | March 16–April 29, 2022 | Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB

Staff, fellows and graduate students from the Institute on Community Integration showcased a different side of their individuality through an exhibition at the Brenden-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 were the featured staff artists in the show.

Artwork hanging in a gallery space above a couch and small table. Non-representational painting in orange, purple, and cream colors. Predominantly orange mixed media piece featuring a collaged chicken wearing a hat and boots, a map, and ice cream cone, a tree, and the text "this chicken lives with another chicken."

entrance | October 13, 2021–February 28, 2022

Art for All’s entrance was the first art exhibition inside the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) at the University of Minnesota, the new home of the Institute on Community Integration. The title celebrates the emerging careers of four 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 .

Two visitors look at and discuss paintings in a gallery. Large scale abstract paintings in a gallery space.

cliffs are poet(z), Summer 2021

Art for All’s largest exhibition 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 exhibition 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, read the 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 and a touch of color. The artisit Donna Ray smiling in her studio space and holding a piece of her ceramic work.

Black and White with a Touch of Color, Spring 2021

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, visit ICI’s monthly newsletter, FYI .