Lucas Wells - Asian American Spotlight alumni women
Future location: 900 Hennepin Ave (Hennepin Theatre Trust)
Subjects (below): Pictured left to right; Emma Schuld: actor, singer, dancer, Triple Threat Award Finalist, 2020 graduating class of Cretin-Derham Hall; Sheena Janson Kelley: freelance artist, performer, casting director, associate producer, also evaluator and lead for several Spotlight masterclasses; Ann Kim: former actress and director of Spotlight Education, restaurateur of Young Joni, Hello Pizza and Pizzeria Lola, and James Beard award winner
About the artwork
Lucas started the project wanting to highlight both Spotlight alums as well as Asian American women, as the demographic is largely marginalized in the industry. He portrays the past, present and future of Spotlight Education through these portraits. Each of the women has a strong presence and are all highly accomplished individuals with their endeavors in life.
Meet the artist
Lucas Wells is a photographer and videographer based in Minneapolis. Focusing on portraiture, Lucas has worked with many artists, nonprofits and other organizations in Minnesota over the past several years including the Ordway, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, the Spread Sunshine Gang and many more. In addition to being a visual artist, Lucas is also a performer. His credits include the first national tour of Spring Awakening, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” multiple Twin Cities credits (CDT, Yellow Tree and more) and commercial work.
He resides in Minneapolis with his wife, 1-year-old son and their 13-year-old chihuahua.