A Tribute To Suzy Greenberg: An art exhibition of Suzy Greenberg’s work and gathering of friends
Posted on August 17, 2012
A Tribute To Suzy Greenberg
An art exhibition of Suzy Greenberg’s work and gathering of friends at SooVAC & the CC Club Sept 10th, 4pm to 10pm. Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate Suzy's life and work. Follow this LINK for images of the Exhibition.
We are profoundly saddened by the unexpected loss of our founder and Artistic Director, Suzy Greenberg. Suzy died suddenly on August 16, 2012 of natural causes. By proclamation of Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak, September 10, 2012 has been declared Suzy Greenberg Day to pay tribute to her life and impact on the Twin Cities arts community.
A tribute of Suzy Greenberg’s life and art will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012, hosted at Soo Visual Art Center and the CC Club. Held from 4 -10 pm, it is open to all who wish to recognize her and her contributions. This will be a time for friends and colleagues to exchange stories, celebrate the impact of her life and share love. SooVAC will feature a show of art by Suzy Greenberg, curated by her longtime collaborator, gallery advisor and friend Lars Mason, Director of Academic Services at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.
Suzy was an artist, innovator and champion for the Twin Cities arts community and countless artists- continuing relationships with them throughout their careers. Her vision for SooVAC, which she founded in 2001, was driven by a lifelong exposure to the arts, both in New York, where she grew up the daughter of a contemporary art dealer, and in Minneapolis, where she was actively working as a visual artist herself.
She was committed to fostering experiences at SooVAC that challenge perceptions that contemporary art is elitist or impenetrable. Through her graduate studies at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, her work as an artist, and her professional history as an arts administrator, educator, mentor, and philanthropist, Greenberg forged strong connections to Twin Cities’ artists, gallery professionals, and community organizations invaluable to the realization of SooVAC’s mission.
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