Art Connects Us - May 2020 Artists
Hennepin Theatre Trust partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to produce ten works of original artwork by Minnesota-based artists to be featured on digital billboards across the region with messages of hope and gratitude to those who are working on the front lines during the stay-at-home period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eleven artists from diverse backgrounds were selected from the Trust’s broad network of visual artists who participated in the Made Here storefront initiative, a public art project that spanned five years activating vacant commercial storefronts with artistic displays in the Hennepin Theatre District.
The first round of billboards launched on April 15 and ran through May 31 on boards that span the Twin Cities metro area.
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Participating artists in May 2020 include:
Huie is a nationally recognized Minneapolis-based photographer, author and winner of the 2020 Award for Excellence from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Society Board.
Lang is a photographer and writer, recipient of a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Artist Initiative Grant and a Loft Mentor Award.
Le Flore is a street and graffiti artist performing live stencil and mural paintings throughout the city.