mnartists.org presents the first two installments of its
series at 7 pm Tuesday, November 16, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and 7 pm Tuesday, December 7, at Soo Visual Arts Center. This ongoing series of free dialogues, panels, and presentations features curators, artists, critics, scholars, and cultural producers discussing contemporary art and culture. Cosponsored by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, mnartists.org, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum. Media support provided by Rake magazine.
mnartists.org is an on-line database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines developed and maintained in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the McKnight Foundation.
mnartists.org—The Art of Here. Now.
Tuesday, November 16, 7 pm Free
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2700 Stevens Avenue South
Are artists and art enthusiasts leveraging technology to the fullest? How do real life artists and arts enthusiasts use a virtual tool to create, support, and advance their work? Artists and art enthusiasts come together for real-life answers about virtual reality. The event features a panel discussion with Mary Madden of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Tammy Hauser of Springboard for the Arts, Jesse Hemminger of MCAD, and Kevan Nitzberg of Art Educators of Minnesota. An audience Q & A will follow speaker presentations with moderator Kathleen Kvern, Project Director, mnartists.org.
Panelist Mary Madden is a Research Specialist at The Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan research initiative fully funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts that studies the social impact of the Internet on Americans’ lives. She is the Project’s lead researcher on a forthcoming artist-focused study that examines artists’ use of the Internet and their attitudes towards copyright issues online. She holds an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University.
Tammy Hauser has 18 years of non-profit management experience in the arts and cultural arenas and is the founder of Blue Sky Thinking, Inc., a company providing program audits, planning, and executive leadership services to non-profit organizations. Hauser is currently serving as the Interim Director for Springboard for the Arts, an organization undergoing a technological transformation which will change the way their programs and services are marketed and delivered.
Jesse Hemminger is an electronic artist working with interactive robotics, Web-based art, digital imaging, and video. He currently teaches Digital Media classes at the College of Visual Arts and a Digital Documentation class for Artists through the MCAD Continuing Studies Department. He teaches youth art workshops on music videos, computer programming and robotics, and other subjects.
Kevin Nitzberg is an educator and artist. He is currently Art Department Chair at Anoka High School, President of Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM), Editor for Art Exchange, the AEM Newsletter, and Insite Editor for art-themagazine.com, an online arts magazine. He has led online ArtsConnectEd workshops at tappedin.org, and was an ArtsConnectEd trainer for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. His medium of choice is painting.
Biennials—Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, December 7, 7 pm Free
Soo Visual Arts Center, 2640 Lyndale Avenue South
Did you get to São Paulo for the Biennial this fall? Neither did most of us. Come see images from Brazil’s 2004 São Paulo Biennial and get an insider’s view of trends in contemporary art practice with Douglas Fogle, visual arts curator at the Walker Art Center. Fogle will also touch on the history and future of the biennial exhibition system around the globe.