Past Shows & Events

Fourteen Rising: An exhibition of VSA/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Winners

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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8th, 2015-6-9PM
Show Runs: January 8 - January 15

Visual, multimedia, writing and performance works by 14 recipients of the VSA/Jerome Emerging Artist Grants will be featured at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis January 8-15, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight new work by 14 artists who received The VSA/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grants in 2012 and 2013. The grant program has been administered for 18 years by VSA Minnesota, the state organization on arts and disability.

The Artists will be at the reception to talk about their art, and there will also presentations of writing and performances.

-Above Image by Paul J. Flick

Visual artists:
Caleb Belleveau, Minneapolis, sculpture;
Paul J. Flick, Minneapolis, mixed media;
Christi Furnas, Minneapolis, painting;
Devra Goldstein, Plymouth, Saori weaving, fiber art;
Peter F. Hinze, Minneapolis, watercolor and pastels;
Mari Alice Newman, Minneapolis, collage, acrylics, sculpture;
Leili Tajadod Pritschet, Minneapolis, painting;
Bridget Riversmith, Duluth, kinetic art;
Lydia Sponslier, Minnetonka, painting.

Multi-media artists:
Jill Lynne Ness, Coon Rapids, creative non-fiction, poetry, images;
Wendy Lee Savage, Duluth, millinery.

Charmaine P. Donovan, Brainerd, poetry;
Lindagail Roy, Minneapolis, creative nonfiction.

Anne Sawyer-Aitch, Minneapolis, puppetry.

VSA Minnesota is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a community where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and access the arts. Work by other artists, as well as an Accessible Arts Calendar, and other programs and grants for artists and arts organizations are found on its website at