ART EXHIBIT: PROJECT 2065
Artist Joanna Hallstrom
January 12-February 2, 2020
Sponsored by Interfaith Ministries
A portrait reflects the likeness of an individual at a certain time, and in a particular moment. This collection of portraits represents the likeness of a future moment, a significant shift in the portrait of our nation. Each of the portraits within this collection are of Minnesota students who will be part of this change. According to Pew Research Center projections in 2065 the USA will become fifty-four percent People of Color.
“We are a changing nation and our faces are changing. My motivation for this portrait study is to offer a small, hopeful glimpse into our future and to show who we will be in 46 years—honoring those who have traveled far, worked hard and endured much to allow the next generation to stand on their shoulders and lead, teach and guide us,” said Hallstrom.
Come and spend time in this profound gallery filled with 16 oil portraits of MN students who will be living this change. The exhibit is presented with a soundscape of student voices. Field trips to Christian churches that worship differently from WCC are planned.
Join us in between services on January 19th to meet the artist and to hear about what inspired her to create this amazing exhibit.
Keren Kroul – Fragmented Memories
February 19 – April 1
Opening reception: Sunday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
“Memories have the power to establish connections between a collective and an individual, private and public history, the present and the past. Diasporic people who were exiled or left their places of origin to live elsewhere, often rely on the shreds of memory and stories passed from previous generations to define their own personal histories and entangled narratives.” —Joanna Inglot
Keren Kroul works with watercolor on paper to create dense and rhythmic organic formations. Examining identity through memory and inspired by neural pathways and natural elements, they are fantastical landscapes of the mind.
Keren was born in Haifa, Israel, to an Argentinean father and Israeli mother, and she was raised in Mexico City, Mexico and San José, Costa Rica. She currently lives in Plymouth.
Keren exhibits regionally and nationally. She is a 2015, 2017, and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her work has been featured in MN Original (TPT-Twin Cities PBS), and in print publications such as Paint Lab , Color Lab , Tangled Art and New American Paintings. Keren participated in the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Series at the Rochester Art Center, and was a finalist in the 2D Juried Category at ArtPrize .
Keren holds a BA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) and an MFA in Painting from Parsons School of Design (New York, NY).
For more about the artist, visit www.kerenkroul.com