Age of Age


“Age of Age” 

 At Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N,  Minneapolis, MN

July 2022  Opening Night July 8 starting at 5:30

No matter your age you probably think about age. Do you feel old one day and then young another? Are you treated differently because of your age or your “perceived age”? Wouldn’t it be interesting to explore the concept of age with someone either 20 years older or 20 years younger through your art form?

Art to Change the World will participate in a social justice art exhibit at Homewood Studios on the theme of ageism. This exhibit will include ten teams of 2 artists that have a 20-year age difference. Artist teams will either create one piece together or two pieces that speak to each other on the theme.
Each Participant will be paid $200.00 to participate in the Age of Age Show.

Bronwyn Waid 25 and Rebecca David 54
Madalina Kelner 25 and Layl McDill 51
Cory Favre 39 and Nina Martine Robinson 60
Catherine Palmer 53 and Marie Sipe 72
George Roberts 78 and Nora Poole 29
Emily Wolahan 44 and Owen Brown 67
Candy Kuehn 69 and Suzanne Simmalavong 31
Kelly Frankenberg 41 and Jacqueline Swanson 75
Barbara Bridges 71  and Scorpio 25 (Brian Serrano)
Linda Sharpe 70ish and Rose Jean Sharpe 103

Meet the Artists

Opening Night Performances  July 8, 2022


Khadijah Cooper


Khadijah grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis as an only child. Working as a Sexuality Educator with young teens, her confidence in public speaking coupled with her quick wit gave her all the fuel she needed to burst on to the comedy scene in February 2018; making her name known.

She set her sights on House of Comedy’s “Funniest Person With a Day Job” contest just months in to doing open mics and became one of the finalists. She also co-produces People of Comedy (POC), a comedy showcase that promotes the integration of all backgrounds of comedy culture.

 Her point of view in her stand up as a mother, a Sexuality Educator, and someone that has the confidence and comfort in her skin makes her irresistible to laugh with and relate to.

social media: KcooperComedy on Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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Karen Williams


As the first openly lesbian Black comic in the United States to include specifically lesbian material in her act, Karen Williams changed the game for a number of communities. Since then, she’s had a prolific career in comedy. She’s released “I Need A Snack,” a one-hour comedy special that regularly aired on Logo TV; is featured in “Laughing Matters,” an award-winning film about four lesbian comic pioneers (Karen Williams, Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, and Suzanne Westenhoeffer); and “We’re Funny That Way,” an internationally-acclaimed film that put Williams on the world comedy scene. Known for her quick repartee, insightful commentary, and audience rapport, it all comes naturally to Williams thanks to her passion for comedy and for being unabashedly herself. In addition to her stand-up, the comedian —who created her own major in “Humor and Healing” — is also the founder and CEO of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts (HaHA), which offers live and virtual educational programs, workshops, and seminars on the healing powers of humor. She put the humor and healing to good use this past year, performing a series of solo shows like “Karen Williams Alive” and “Heart Healing: From Pookie to Pandemic;” she also hosted comedy panels, brunches, and student shows, sponsored by the HaHA Institute and other organizations like NOBLA, the National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging. “The most rewarding aspect of my work is sharing the healing power of humor with the world to relieve suffering and to bring out individual and collective happiness and enlightenment.”




  • Takeaways from participating in this exhibit have been putting me in touch with some of my fears on aging and finding expression for them through my art. By partnering with a younger artist I formed a bond with that person, realizing we are more alike than we are different.

With gratitude.   Jackie

  • Life is made up of moments. And when you have connection and are creating together, age becomes invisible and irrelevant, as it should. And with age no longer apparent, ageism, in that moment, does not exist  Kelly

Rent: $500
Artists $4,000
Project Manager $500
Promo: $200
Comedians $1,000

Barbara $500
Layl $200
Kelly  $2,000
Mojo’s Coffee Gallery  $1,000

Balance $2400

Requirements to be in the Age of Age Show

Must have a current membership through the end of the exhibition (July 31, 2022):

To find out if you are a paid up member of ACW-post :  natalie mcguire

All participants must have supported ACW through time, treasure or talent within the last 6 months OR by the end of April 2022.  Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities: Contact Layl with questions  Layl McDill <>

The first twelve applications that meet the above requirements will be accepted into the show.  You can suggest a partner to work with you or ACW will seek a partner for you.

All media invited to apply: visual, music, performance, poetry, spoken word. We will have several chances for events during the month in outdoor and indoor spaces. Teams are also encouraged to create a community engagement event to coincide with the exhibition event.


Submission Deadline February 28th

Set up: July 1st Plan to help install.

Receptions to be determined

Tear down July 31st  Plan to help de-install.

Submit here: