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Put it in the Chat

Exhibition Runs: October 9 – November 14, 2021

Opening Reception Saturday October 9, 6-9PM - Masks will be required inside

Work by Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Alyssa Baguss, Chase Barney, Rachel Breen, Zoe Cinel, Trina Fernandez,  Nathanael Flink, Christi Furnas, Roshan Ganu, Amina Harper, Christopher Harrison, Chris Heidman, Syed Hosain, Lauren Krukowski, Tiffany Lange, Yijia Li, Bobby Marines, Max McInnis, Alex M. Petersen, Prerna, Amy Rice, Gregory J. Rose, Vitus Shell, Yael Ben Simon, Anika Scheinder, Alanna Stapleton, Laurie Van Wieren, Megan Vossler, Peng Wu, Alejandro Junyao Zhang, and Johanna Winters.

To celebrate the last day of the exhibition, Sunday, November 14th, we'll be having activities throughout the day featuring MAPP (Minnesota Artists Penny Press) by Alyssa Baguss and performances by Laurie Van Wieren. More information coming soon.

In March of 2020, SooVAC created the online platform, Virtual Connections, in response to pandemic closures. It was a way to stay connected and pay artists to create content online.  Put it in the Chat is our way of celebrating the artists that participated in our experiment and helped us forge a new way of programming that will continue into the future. Their contributions ranged from studio tours to experiments in both art and human connection. 

 

The participating artists shared quilting, dance, comics, cloud appreciation, and so much more through our screens as we all wondered if the world had permanently changed, it was a much needed sense of connection for us, for them and for you. It seems wondering what is next is the new status quo, that is why it is more important than ever artists act as a conduit for us to express our joy and grief. And the impact of seeing that in person is an experience that will never be replaced.

As a special note Alyssa Baguss’s piece will include other local artists - MAPP (Minnesota Artists Penny Press) a project by artist Alyssa Baguss, makes collecting local contemporary artwork fun and affordable. Featured artists include Kelly Abeln, Julie Buffalohead, Jennifer Davis, and Ruthann Godollei. All proceeds support future experimental public art happenings. Machine Graphics by Genre Sun.

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