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Neighborhood Stories with Artist Carolyn Swiszcz
October 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of creative storytelling! In conjuction with the St. Paul Art Crawl, Minnesota artist Carolyn Swiszcz leads an interactive workshop on creating your own zine featuring your neighborhood. Zines will be exchanged at the end of class.
No previous artistic experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new in a welcoming space. The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged.
While at the museum, check out the Brick x Brick exhibit. The 30 historical and contemporary artists represented in this exhibition use a diversity of media— including photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing—to show how building contributes to and disrupts local, national, and international urban landscapes. The majority of works come from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection and are complemented with generous loans from nationally recognized artists and prominent private collections.
From Robert Polidori’s photograph of pastel-hued Havana to Carolyn Swiszcz’s painting of an aging St. Paul retail landmark to Mike Lynch’s painting of an abandoned grain silo, buildings reflect how communities change and adapt, while creating more diverse layers of social and architectural history.
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