ArtWise: Bridging 15 Years of Kulture Klub
Saturday, November 7th, 6-9pm
November 7 - December 12, 2008
Soo Visual Art Center is hosting ArtWise: Bridging 15 Years of Kulture Klub, a five-week exhibition and celebration of our unique and innovative history of creative community connection. ArtWise will highlight 15 extraordinary years of partnering artists and homeless youth, bridging survival and inspiration.
At SooVAC, Founder of Kulture Klub, Dorit Cypis will thread a timeline of key events from her experiences, from dreaming of Kulture Klub, to handing the baton to the current staff. Her timeline will set the stage for all the artists, youth, staff, volunteers and community partners who have participated with Kulture Klub to recall key events in our memories. Through the lens of Kulture Klub, we will unravel an unprecedented history of the arts in the Twin Cities; a history that reaches layers upon layers of brilliant people. ArtWise will publicly recognize and honor our five key participating groups: 1) Youth experiencing homelessness, 2) Artists of diverse disciplines, 3) Arts and cultural partners, 4) Social service partners (Organizations and their amazing staff), 5) Funders and businesses.
Participating Artists Include:Ta-Coumba Aiken, Jennifer Arave, Jamie Barber, Pam Belding, Edwin Beylerian, Kelly Brazil, Kate Clark, Dorit Cypis, Douglas Ewart, Felicia Glidden, Peter Haakon Thompson, Betsy Hieb, Tasha Hock, Alexa Horochowski, Mike Hoyt, Wing Huie, Ethan Knechel, Jonas Lindberg, Ed Bok Lee, Thomas Linder, Andrew McGuffie, Ilene Krug Mojsilov, Zoran Mojsilov, Peter Morales, Leonard Nimoy, Christina You-Sun Park, Lady Pink, Jean Pitman, Susan Pohl, J. Otis Powell, Kari Reardon, Jes Schrom, Monica Sheets, Amy Snyder, Mark Tang, Robin Getsug Taple, Xavier Tavera, Alisa Toniato, Melanie Van Houten, Anastasia Ward and Robin Wilburn.
Please join us for a one of a kind arts and cultural experience. Kulture Klub will be shifting our programs into SooVAC gallery at various times throughout the run of the exhibition to engage artists, youth and the general public in art workshops and presentations. Together we will represent a legacy of personal and social engagement between hundreds of individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, a wide network of collaborative surprises. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.kultureklub.org/KKC15.html or contact us directly at the information below.
Soo Visual Arts Center is located at 2640 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis, on the corner of Lyndale Avenue South and 27th Street. Gallery hours are: Tues 10-6, Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 12-8, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4 & Sun. 12-4. Gallery admission is free for all visitors during all hours of operation, with a suggested donation. 612-871-2263 http://www.soovac.org/
This exhibition is made possible by the support of Nimoy Foundation, The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation through the MN State Legislature, McKnight Foundation, the Travelers Foundation, Target, Moxie Salon & gallery, PI Bar & Restaurant, Soo Visual Art Center, YouthLink, Seward Youth Theater Players, and countless generous community partners and individuals whom wish to remain anonymous.
Special Thanks to Mike Hoyt.