This intergenerational project brought together a group of women and teens to identify pressing issues affecting their lives, and to create a visual representation of those. For the past three months, both groups worked with a facilitator and a mural artist to collect and share stories. They took field trips to mural sites across the city to get ideas, and visited the museum for inspiration and to learn basic painting techniques in the studios. The first mural, located on Centro’s Chicago Avenue facade, was conceived of by the women’s group and contains imagery important to them, alongside a message of hope for the future: A woman’s face is turned to the right, looking towards a section of blank wall, which will be painted by the teens next summer.
Mia’s Community Art Project is sponsored by The Friends of the Institute; teen programs are generously supported by Best Buy.
This summer, Mia is excited to exhibit the Institute For Figuring’s worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project as part of the special exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester, and the Creative Mind,” on view June 21–Saturday, November 21, 2015. Reflecting on intersections between art and science, this exhibition is anchored by Leonardo’s famous Codex Leicester, the notebook in which the Renaissance master sketched his ideas about water both figuratively and conceptually.
Organized by Mia and created by the community, the Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be exhibited at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Community Facility (MWMO) August 24–November 21.
Explore the Minneapolis Satellite Reef
NEW! Exhibit hours (Aug. 24–Nov. 21): Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays extended hours, open until 7 p.m.
Closes Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Check out Institute For Figuring’s online exhibition on Hyperbolic Space for inspiration.
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