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In the Spring of 2020, Dreamsland artists and neighbors will be developing the Central Area Graphic Arts Collective (CAGAC) through a partnership with CANDO and support from the MN State Arts Board. The goal of CAGAC is for Central Neighborhood artists and residents to develop skills in graphic arts and visual storytelling, self-publishing, and marketing. Through this partnership, CANDO willContinue readingCAGAC

Returning the River

All images by Dan Marshall ILLUMINATE THE LOCK: RETURNING THE RIVERBY MIKE HOYT, DAMEUN STRANGE, AND MOLLY VAN AVERY WITH RITIKA GANGULY SEPTEMBER 20, 21, 22 (2018) UPPER SAINT ANTHONY FALLS LOCK AND DAM video by Xiaolu Wang, 2018. A night of poetry, projection, and music will illuminate a future where both rivers and people are liberated, where we celebrateContinue readingReturning the River

A River and Longing

A River and Longing Comics and graphic novels have influenced my creative arc for the better part of four decades, yet I had never attempted to create one myself. I started this project in the summer of 2017, and it took me a full year to complete. What emerged is a composite story of two individuals experience with adoption, ambiguous loss,Continue readingA River and Longing

Youth Development

Kulture Klub Collaborative, 1998-2009 As the Director of Kulture Klub Collaborative, I gained expertise in all facets of non-profit organizational oversight, program management, and executive leadership.This position challenged me to transcend my fine arts background and to learn new skill sets and organizational capacities within a very unique arts and social service setting.  During a ten year period following theContinue readingYouth Development

Salzburg (2017)

During the month of July 2017, I was invited to participate in an artist residency at Stadt-Salzburg via an exchange program between the Anderson Center in Red Wing and Stadt-Salzburg.  The purpose of this program is to support emerging and mid-career Minnesota visual artists with a month long residency to travel abroad, and make new work.  During this period the city ofContinue readingSalzburg (2017)

DreamsLand (2015-present)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS DreamsLand is a site specific project stewarded by community residents in the Central Neighborhood in S. Minneapolis, collectively reimagining a previously vacant parcel of land.  It was developed, designed, and constructed by residents in order to establish a sustained public space for people to engage in creative exchange, to explore land use, and to cultivate and deepenContinue readingDreamsLand (2015-present)

Imagining Equity (2016-2017)

Video by Xiaolu Wang, 2017. IMAGINING EQUITY Imagining Equity is a mobile engagement tool commissioned by the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.  During the spring and summer of 2017, Imagining Equity will visit community events and organizations throughout Minneapolis to spark conversations and gather community ideas for drafting comprehensive plan policies. The update to theContinue readingImagining Equity (2016-2017)

One Another (2013-present)

In 2013, I spent a good portion of the spring and summer months meeting people and creating art with them through a mobile project called One Another.  I designed and built the project on a bicycle trailer which I tour around to city parks, basketball courts, and pick-up soccer fields in search of people to connect with. Through One Another,Continue readingOne Another (2013-present)

Asian Arts Initiative (2016)

I am excited to be working alongside Wing Young Huie on a week long Artist Residency with Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia.  Wing will be continuing his ongoing “Chinese-ness” project and I will be touring and setting up the “One Another” mobile drawing station at various public locations in North Chinatown. Hoyt and Huie will capture portraits of Chinatown NorthContinue readingAsian Arts Initiative (2016)

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