HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST LAUNCHES FUTURE: MADE HERE WITH 42 WINDOW DISPLAYS ON THURSDAY, MAY 4
Minnesota artists’ interpretations of future will be on display through August 30, 2017 in downtown Minneapolis storefront windows
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust will launch Future: Made Here, sponsored by Andersen Windows, with a free, public celebration in the AC Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be the eighth round of Made Here window displays in WeDo™–the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District.
The launch event will feature DJ Mad Mardigan, as well as street performers including The Fires of 1918: Fantome Roșu Duo, Siama Matuzungidi + Dallas Johnson, Stumbling Star Stilt Walker, and Blue Lady. Hennepin Theatre Trust’s director of public art and placemaking, Joan Vorderbruggen, will lead group walking tours of the displays at 6 and 7 p.m.
Featuring 42 window displays through August 30, 2017, Future: Made Here interprets the theme of future with works by more than 40 Minnesota artists and 120 students. For a detailed map of displays and artists, please visit MadeHereMN.org.
Future: Made Here artists include:
Andy Baird, Minneapolis
Krista Beier, Minneapolis
Suzanne Casler, St. Paul
Jennifer Chilstrom, Minneapolis
Heather Cole, St. Paul
Dale A. Dahlberg III, Eden Prairie
Paige Dansinger, Minneapolis
Sharon M. Day, St. Paul
Erin Dorney, Mankato
Emily Eaton, Minneapolis
FAIR School + Minneapolis Athenaeum, Minneapolis
Erik Farseth, St. Paul
Gaia Democratic School, Minneapolis,
L. Kimberly Gillespie, Minneapolis
Drevis Hager, Minneapolis
Juxtaposition Contemporary Arts Lab, Minneapolis
Lucy Hawthorne, Minneapolis
Mike Hazard, Minneapolis
Allen Killian-Moore, Duluth
Nick Knutson + Ben Severns, Minneapolis
Jessiena Lake, Minneapolis
Reggie LeFlore, Minneapolis
Daisy Lysne, Maplewood
Avigail Manneberg, Minneapolis
David Maxwell + Serene Supreme, Richfield
Brighton McCormick, Minneapolis
Kelley Meister, Minneapolis
Jane Nicolo, St. Paul
Neal Peterson, Minneapolis
Canaaan Ray-Strong, New Brighton
Carolyn Runck, Mankato
Brenda Ryan, St. Paul
Trey Scheele, Minneapolis
Brian Skalak, Minneapolis
St. Paul Slim, Minneapolis
Kristi Ternes, Minneapolis
Heather Tietz, Minneapolis
Jadyn Velazquez, Puposky
Asia Ward, Minneapolis
Richard Yang, St. Paul
Kathleen Zimmerman + Alexandra Olson, St. Paul
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 project of its kind in the country. To date, there have been more than 336 window displays in downtown Minneapolis filling 16 blocks of unused commercial space twice a year. Made Here windows consistently feature work by artists that represent diverse communities. On average, 40 percent of Made Here artists come from communities of color, with balanced gender representation. The Trust places a priority on including art from seniors and children, artists with disabilities and LGBTQ artists.
Andersen Corporation has been the presenting sponsor of Made Here since 2014, allowing the project to grow and has attracted additional community support. A grant from The McKnight Foundation allows supplies resources for artist payment and artistic practice.
Additional Made Here sponsorship support is provided by Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis.
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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.
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