Author Archives: Barbara Bridges

Barbara Rogers Bridges has been an artist and a teacher/college professor for over 40 years. Her social practice sculptures have been exhibited in Maine, Miami, the Virgin Islands, Maryland, Chicago, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and throughout Minnesota. Bridges taught K-12 art in Minnesota, Maine, and the Virgin Islands. She was voted Art Teacher of the Year twice in Minnesota. Barbara has partnered with various Minnesota institutions such as the Minneapolis school district, the Minnesota online high school, Perpich Center for Arts Education, the Walker Art Center, the Mpls. Institute of Art, the Weisman Museum, and the Minnesota Museum of Art. The online curriculum site and discussion group, ArtsNet Minnesota, came out of those collaborations. Barbara has served as a professor for twenty years at the university of Minnesota and Bemidji State University and has contributed in a variety of ways. Her appointment includes teaching Foundations of Education, Human Relations and Critical and Creative Thinking and also serving as the architect of the unique DLiTE (Distributed Learning in Teacher Education) - a hybrid online K-8 teacher licensure partnership program and the FasTrack secondary initiative designed for previously degreed candidates who wish to teach high school. These programs were the first online teacher licensure programs in the nation. Barbara’s newest project is the founding of the non-profit Art To Change The World. Mission: The mission of ACW is to build a supportive community of voices who aspire to encourage change through positive knowledge, collaboration, and sometimes humor. We seek artists, scientists, educators, change makers and all supporters to come meet us at the intersection of art and science.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities:  If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists. ACW is proud to share that we paid ACW Artists over $160,000.00 in the last three years.. […]

Swap and Barter

Back to Projects and Events “Introducing Art to Change the World’s “SWAP and Barter!” ‘SWAP + Barter’ is an initiative started to explore the concept of bartering within our local […]

Back to Projects and Events September 2023 Vision Award for Barbara Bridges  from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District     https://www.arttochangetheworld.org/18092-2/ July 2023 Life on The Spectrum WCCO interview  https://www.audacy.com/podcast/the-sheletta-show-9fe72?action=AUTOPLAY_FULL&actionContentId=201-0a995fd5-f8aa-4b73-9ab7-c27dd750cac7 June […]

Volunteer Opportunities:  If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists.  ACW is proud to share that we paid ACW Artists over $47,000.00 in 2021.. This is not […]

Walter Chancellor

Walter Chancellor has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene for the past 25 years. After constant touring during his formative years he decided […]

ACW Statistics

ACW Stats: Art to Change the World is a Collective.   We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary on July 21. We have over 400 members and only 200 of those members […]

Task force Minutes March 27, 2022, 4 pm   Present: Barbara Bridges, Layl McDill, Natalie McGuire, Nina Robinson, Becca David, Tom Fulton, Greg Volker, Katie Palmer, Debra Ripp, Kelly Frankenberg, […]

Orientation Day Photographs

The 2021 Coaching Project Teams Met on  September 23, 2021 for  5 hours of  Team Building  Exercises and  Activities. View the Experience (back to CP Main Page) Natalie McGuire Photographs  […]

Orientation Day

The 2021 Coaching Project Teams Met on  September 23, 2021 for  5 hours of  Team Building  Exercises and  Activities.  View the Photographs View the Experience Below ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Coaching Project Orientation […]

July 25, 2021

Greetings ACW Task Force! Urgent Time Sensitive Action Items: August 5  -First Thursday at Solar Arts  5-9  with Katie Palmer, Kris Lange, Jodi Janz, Barbara Bridges, Devin Larkin and Lucy […]

Workshop  June 4, 2022  Solar Arts Building -Studio 215- 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413 June 4, 2022 Outcomes The I.C.O.N/TODAY, I’m Alright healing workshop invites all experiencing trauma […]

  Rebecca Froehlich is a working artist and communication professional. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from University of South Dakota in 2017 and experienced training as an Artist in […]

Can’t Wash it Away   Mixed Media 24″ T X 48″ W X 5” D “Can’t Wash it Away” explores the social impact of suicide by gun and how it effects […]

Press Coverage

ACW is earning Press Coverage!   See an article in the Northeaster:  https://www.mynortheaster.com/wp-content/news-archives/210519Northeaster/#page=14 Read about us in the Monitor:  https://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/stories/art-to-change-the-world,2010?utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term&fbclid=IwAR2OQ0Kl5jtOfwOVwdn9EgF7SxgSPrTeSicpq-N8vMMqNhzSMAh4SxtHwlU

March 14th, 2021 Attending: Barbara, Layl, Abby, Natalie, Scorpio, Judy O, Cory, Jody, Lucy, Bianca, Catherine, Johnny, Candy Notes: Abby  *action items in green General Updates: Action (all): anything for […]

ACW OLLI Seminars

  Art to Change the World artists will participate in an interactive discussion and inquiry based experience focused on discovering the nature of social justice art and answering the question, […]

Join the ACW Community

Art to Change the World  Stand With Artists Project – SWAP ACW Culture Available for Adoption Read more here about how to join our new way of selling art and […]

    Free libraries, museums, art projects, yoga routines, resources  from Emily Forbes       A UK Museum Challenged Bored Curators Worldwide to Share the Creepiest Objects in Their […]

December 10, 2019 Dedication Day South’s Heart – Family Welcome Center Principal Stringer, Assistant Principal Rodriguez, and family engagement coordinators Esmeralda.Duran-Silvan and Mohamed Bulhan hosted over 30 people to celebrate the opening […]

ACW Vision for 2020

Edit This November 19  Emerging Trends Theory to Practice 2020 Projects Present: Barbara Bridges, Margo Ashmore, David O’Fallon, Ann Meany, Craig Harris, Clif Ware, Bettye Ware, Pat Carney, Jim Peitzman, […]

OLLI Testimonies

Very much appreciated the generous participation of the artists and Barbara’s thoughtful coordination of the sessions. Fascinating, Inspirational. Great variety of experiences for the group. Thanks! I like the exposure […]

Objects of History

Back to Precious I  am an Intervener Cambridge educated philosopher, Tim Ingold, holds a unique theory on art making. Dr. Ingold suggests that artists are simply interveners on any particular […]

Story Board Responses

Heartbreak The Day of the dead Tom: Your sons are missing you. You underestimated your impact as a father. Their love, their anger, their confusion, and their feelings of failure. […]

Be The Light Responses -I will work for justice! -I will practice radical acceptance and non-judgement. -I am going to listen to my friends first, talk second. Not let anxiety […]

Holiday Light?  Holiday Dark? An Art to Change the World Celebration   Join Art to Change the World at the California Building during California Dreamin’ weekend at 2205 California St […]

Art is My Weapon Curated by Minneapolis photographer, Nikki McComb   The opening was one of the most fascinating, soulful and diverse experiences I have enjoyed here in the twin […]

Final See Say DO report

See . Say. DO Report. Respectfully submitted, Barbara Bridges, Director-Art to Change the World Proposed significant outcomes: 1. Create change by building cross-cultural conversations and providing a space for individuals […]

Dec 8 Maine Chowdah Feed

Authentic Maine Chowdah Feed ACW  Director, Barbara Bridges, is a Maine native.  She makes a famous seafood chowder with seafood she flies in from Maine.  It is her Grammy LeBlanc’s recipe. […]

See. Say. DO Testimonials

Barbara,  Thank you so much for your dynamic leadership in pulling this event together. You really hit a home run and I am confidant that you have generated real momentum […]

Let Us ASTOUND you

Friends of Art to Change the World Fundraiser You are invited. Join us for an unusual VIP experience before the See. Say. DO opening night.  Our event will be a lively, fun, […]

McCoomb

 ___________________________________________________________ Project Description and Workshop   – Nikki McCoomb Topic:   Art is My Weapon The photo stories are made to raise awareness in these areas: Remembering forgotten victims taken by gun […]

We are BOLD

Art to Change the World could be seen as a pretentious name for our fledgling non-profit. Someone actually said that to me. It bothered me a little bit so when […]

See. Say. DO

Schedule and Reservations (Click Reservations for more details) Oct 4 Thursday * 8-9:30   Ricci -Borealis Dance Co. Threads of My Cloth  $10.00 Reservations Oct 5 Friday * 5:30-7:30  Friends of ACW Fundraiser  Includes Threads   $75  Reservations * 8-9:30  […]

John Capecci challenged us to come up with 6 words- not five- not seven. Jane:  Art Has Already Changed the World Kristi: Art Challenges one’s beliefs, experiences , perspective. Layl: Art […]

Welcome to Our Dialogue

February 17 – April 15, 2018  Minimum 6 and maximum 10. UBUNTU Inquiry Group  UBUNTU =I AM WHAT I AM BECAUSE OF WHO WE ALL ARE. Read More About Ubuntu  We […]