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An Exhibition celebrating Artists in Storefronts

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2013 6-9pm

Show Runs: March 23 - April 14, 2013

SooLOCAL: a division of SooVAC located at 3506 Nicollet Avenue presents: AIS 123…4: An exhibition celebrating Artists in Storefronts featuring artwork by 50 participating artists:

Judy Anderson, Scott Artley, Joe Aschebrock, Mac Ballentine, Louis Bustos, Jaime Carrera, Julia Caston, Tim Carroll, Pritika Chowdhry, Venus Demars, Jack Edwards, Marnie Erpestad, Seth Feralin, Rudy Fig, Elizabeth Garvey, Leila Gianetti, Sharon Hagford, Annie Hejny, Sophia Hicks, Jade Hoyer, Larsen Husby, JobyLynn Sassily-James, Steven Lang, Taylor Lindgren, Emily Lloyd, Mary Jane Mansfield, Brenda Manthe, Audrey McMillan, Maren Misner, Lori Mocha, Matthew Nygren, Jean Ockuly, Heather Pallas, Sandy Parnell, Liseli Polivka, Mia Russell, Erin Sayer, Tom Siler, Carly Stipe, Angela Carlson Talle, Kate Thomas, Carrie Thompson, Joan Vorderbruggen, Sarita Zaleha, Asia Ward, Jason Wade, Elana Wolowitz, Eleventh Wundr, and George Wurtzel.


Hours of Operation: Sunday, March 24th 12-4pm  | Friday, March 29th 2-6pm | Saturday, March 30 12-4pm  | Friday, April 5th 2-6pm | Saturday, April 6th 12-4pm |  Sunday, March 31st 7-9pm |  Sunday, April 7th 12-4pm |  Friday, April 12th 2-6pm | Saturday, April 13th  12-4pm


Opening Reception:Saturday, March 23 6-9PM

Evening of Films with Director Jason Wade: Wednesday, March 27 7-9 pm

Cheesus- New performance by Jaime Carrera: featuring Jason Wade Sunday, March 31st at 7pm

Artist talk: with AIS Director Joan Vonderbruggen, Jaime Carrera, Tim Carroll, Venus De Mars, Steven Lang, Mary Jane Mansfield, Liseli Polivka and Whittier Alliance Executive Director Marian Biehn: Wednesday April 10 at 6pm


Whittier Artists in Storefronts has brought workshops, street art, pop-up galleries, storefront exhibits, and community-building events to South Minneapolis as part of a unique public art project. Since beginning in April of 2012 the project has featured over 80 artists and more than 25 performances.

February 28, 2013 (Minneapolis)— The award winning public art project known as Artists in Storefronts has created three distinct runs highlighting legendary and emerging local talent as part of a community-engagement effort that is setting the standard for public art projects.

As the third installment comes to a close, Soo Visual Arts Center will showcase work from 50 participating artists of the storefront project in it’s new project space, Soo Local at 3506 Nicollet in Minneapolis.

“The sheer amount of work we were able to showcase in the Whittier neighborhood with the storefront project this past year just astounds me, looking back.” says AIS organizer Joan Vorderbruggen. “I wanted a chance to celebrate what we’ve accomplished, afford the participating artists who have worked so hard even more exposure, share what we’ve learned, and perhaps generate some funding as we look forward to our fourth run.”

“We are so thrilled with the success of Artists in Storefronts and that we have an opportunity to partner with the SooVAC in this way,” says Vorderbruggen. “My hope is that this will engage new audiences and help inform public art projects of the future throughout the Twin Cities. There is so much opportunity here to bring artists into the community in new ways. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”

That talent includes, among others: recently departed renowned costume designer Jack Edwards, who served as costume director at the Guthrie from 1971 to 1989; acclaimed photographer Carrie Thompson, whose work exploring small-town America garnered her a 2009 McKnight fellowship; sculptors Mary Jane Mansfield and Julia Caston, who have received awards from Franconia Sculpture Park, and the projects photo documentarian, Steven Lang.

The show will feature a mash-up of the projects most memorable exhibits, as well as a looping film of the “Outlet Performance Festival”. Participating artists will submit pieces that were featured in AIS as well as new work created specifically for the exhibit.


Sponsored by Barbette & Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Thanks to the Whittier Alliance for their Support.

Image designed by Jaime Carrera


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