Made Here Arts Advisory Panel

The Made Here Arts Advisory Panel is a core group of multi-faceted artists and arts professionals who are experts in the field of public and fine art. This panel helps ensure that Made Here’s showcase nitiative is welcoming, accessible and reflective of Minnesota’s increasing diversity.


BAILEY AALAND

Bailey Aaland is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for public art at the American Craft Council. Bailey is a mosaic artist, creating her own work as well as pieces on commission. Her first public-art mural can be found on Hennepin Avenue next to the Orpheum Theatre (thank you Joan Vorderbruggen + Mary Jane Mansfield).


TIO AIKEN

Is a poet, artist organizer and logistical coordinator. Currently she is the production manager at the Saint Paul Almanac, leading the art direction for the book’s 11th anthology. She is also a contributing organizer for Giant Steps MN; Production Manager for Walker West’s 8’Oclock Jump Jazz Series; and a member of the Twin Cities Jazzfest board.


LESLIE BARLOW

Leslie Barlow is an actively exhibiting visual artist, with a studio in NE Minneapolis. In addition to creating her work, Leslie also works as the Administrative Assistant for Northern Lights.mn, the Assistant Instructor for the VALT program at Juxtaposition Arts, helps manage Waiting Room art gallery, and serves on the board of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library. She was born and raised in Minneapolis and lives with her adorable dog Pip.


TIM CARROLL

Tim Carroll is a multidisciplinary artist currently working with installations and using industrial products to create fine art. In addition he curates genre specific archives for the University of Minnesota Andersen Library and sits on the board of the Minneapolis Athenaeum. He is a collector, buyer and seller of fine art and antiques.


CHRIS CLOUD

Chris Cloud is a Culture Maker™ with a passion for connecting people and ideas. Chris co-founded MPLS.TV, MPLSzine, and the Forever Young Dance Party. He is currently one half of the art collaborative Negative Jam​ and most recently was the Head Co-Counselor of Pizza Camp.


JOEL COLEMAN

Joel Coleman was the proprietor/curator for The Abstracted Art Gallery, and is currently an art-installing expert for the Made Here team.


LUCAS ERICKSON

Graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Theater, and is now working toward his masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership at the University of Minnesota. He also works for Creative Community Builders (CCB) on a Creative Placemaking project in Bloomington, MN. He previously ran an outreach program with the Guthrie Theater, and also was the Coordinator for Plan-It Hennepin with the Hennepin Theatre Trust. In his spare time he volunteers at the Animal Humane Society.


BRIAN MATTHEW HART

Brian Matthew Hart is a Minneapolis-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. his work has been shown both locally and at various galleries, castles and museums in europe. he is maybe best known for his work in the field of light drawing photography, and is a board member of the light painting world alliance, a global organization that focuses on promotion and exhibition of the best and brightest in the field of light painting.


MASAMI KAWAZATO

Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Masami Kawazato is a classically trained musician and arts administrator. She is currently a Program Director at the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. She previously owned an arts consultancy business and has worked at The Schubert Club, Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Ananya Dance Theatre, and the Smallest Museum in St. Paul. In her free time she spends time with her husband riding bikes, cooking, and traveling.


ROSEMARY KIMBALL

Rosemary Kimball is a mixed media artist, organic farmer, free-lance art exhibition specialist and event planner. She was the Gallery Director of the College of Visual Arts Gallery for 6+ years until it closed in 2013. Rosemary co-founded Night Owl Farm in 2014, an organic vegetable and CSA farm located in North Branch, MN which serves the Twin Cities. She is currently the Visiting Gallery Coordinater at Perpich Center for Arts Education and a panel member and exhibition specialist for Made Here.


REGGIE LEFLORE

I am a visual artist who draws influence from the concepts and philosophies of Street Art and Graffiti culture, using aerosols, paint markers, stencils and graphic design elements to produce artworks surrounding the likeness of humans and typography.


MARY JANE MANSFIELD

Mary Jane Mansfield is the Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust. A multimedia artist with an eclectic style, primarily concerned with the flow of energy in life often taking the form of Public Art. She recently earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota. Jane has been a contributing artist for the Made Here project since 2013 and served as a lead installer for the team since April of 2015.


HANNAH NOVILLO ERICKSON

Hannah Novillo Erickson is the Artist Coordinator of Public Art and Placemaking for Hennepin Theatre Trust. Her work has centered on public programming, social practice and the evolution of artist-run spaces in the United States. She has a Master of Arts in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and minor in sociology from the University of Minnesota.


CAROLYN PAYNE

Carolyn Payne is the Executive Director of Soo Visual Arts Center. She manages day to day operations, exhibition and community programming. She has been a member of the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel at Hennepin Theater Trust since its creation and is a strong advocate and supporter of Minnesota artists.


GREGORY J. ROSE

Gregory J. Rose, is a an Artist, Musician, and Educator. Gregory received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, and has exhibited work around the nation. Gregory J. Rose, is a full time Instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.


TOM SILER

Tom Siler is a musician, airbrush caricaturist, and professional art handler. Tom has been installing, storing and shipping high end art for the Marian Goodman Gallery in NYC for the last 8 years.


MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie Thompson (Fond Du Lac Ojibwe), Manager of the Two Rivers Gallery, received her BFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 She is a working textile artist and designer based here in the Minneapolis and is an emerging curator of contemporary Native art.


JOAN VORDERBRUGGEN

Joan Vorderbruggen is the Director of Public Art and Placemaking for Hennepin Theatre Trust. An artist and organizer, Joan envisions possibilities for the most dejected spaces, transforming vacant storefronts into showcases of MN based creativity.


MIRELLE ZACHARIS

Mirelle Zacharis has a Cultural Studies degree from the New School in NYC and has worked as an art technician for Made Here, Walker Art Center, and various museums, galleries, and arts organizations locally and in NY. She has produced and participated in numerous public readings and art projects over the years and has a passion for exploring power and social theory through organizing and creating art in traditional and non-traditional spaces.