Our Values: Creativity, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Effectiveness.
The purpose of our events and exhibitions is to invoke positive discussion, reflection and action and to nurture an empathetic, socially-aware and action-oriented community. ACW hosted a two-week event around the theme of See. Say. DO.
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20 Artists and Topic Expert voices, 9 Performance Discussions, 8 Workshops, Non-Profit Networking Night, Take Action Pop-Up Performance Night, Dodging Bullets Discussion with Anton Treuer.
We paid artists to be an exhibition. Historic!!!
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 for positive change through art, film, social movement, and human connection. I was very proud to be part of Art to Change the World’s See. Say. DO. event. Anton Treuer, Professor, Author, Activist
See. Say. DO earned over 700 attendees, raised $24,000 of the $27,000 needed to fund the event, collected extensive “moved to action” data from attendees, started four action conversation circles going forward, earned over 20 new members (bringing ACW to 134 members) and strengthened our community of support.
ACW supports its artists and authentic voices to have a positive impact in the world. Please consider becoming a sponsor or a patron to magnify their efforts.
See. Say. DO was partially supported by the Minnesota Humanities Center, Israeli Consulate, Lynn Olson, Jim Randall, Barbara Bridges, Donald Helgeson, Pat Rogers, and The Givens Foundation for African American Literature whose support is made possible by Target. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Artists: Grace Bianchi, Barbara Bridges, Kira Corser, Madelynne Engle, Maris Gilbert, Craig Harris, Laura Hill, Anne Kleinhenz, Barb Kobe, Candy Kuehn, Felecia Lenee, Wesley May, Nikki McComb, Layl McDill, Rebecca Ratzlaff, Danielle Ricci, Shira Richter, Barry Scanlon, and Jill Waterhouse.
Twenty established and emerging artists and their topic expert team members created social and environmental justice works, transforming the cutting-edge art space Squirrel Haus Arts in South Minneapolis into an inviting and amazing universe which draws the visitor into a thought provoking, interactive journey with the intent of inspiring action in our community.
Topics include Recovery, Gender/Sexual Equality, Disability, Water Quality,Wellness, CTSD, Compassionate Conversations and Labor/Union issues. Teams learned from all the “voices” as they built the art objects and workshops. Read More What is an Authentic/Expert Topic Voice?
Picture to right: My Brothers Keeper Nikki McComb Read More
Found In Our Waters
Our concern for the quality of our water should be a national and international dialogue. The Maine shrimp disappeared in 2013. The clam and oyster shells are 40% thinner than a decade ago. There is a toxic alert on the salmon caught in Lake Superior. The future water concerns are here today.
We seek collaborators to stage exhibitions, panel discussions, student workshops, and school visits. It is our belief that social practice art invites the participants to consider serious social issues while experiencing the joy of collaborative creating. Location on Route One to be selected by participants. Route One Project
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Banner photograph of The Path : Choreographer Danielle Ricci