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September News FlashGreetings to you on this Labor Day! Hard to believe the unofficial close of summer is today. Reflecting upon the past few months, I find I have many fond memories, one of which is Northern Spark. Thank you again to all that braved the stormy weather to experience Conversant Portraits. If you were not able to make it, I have two compressed videos (thanks to my competent intern Rosie Amato Bauer) documenting the creation of the four portraits in collaboration with the public available on my Vimeo site. Click here to view.Other fond memories from the summer involve friends, family and supporters of my work. I am continually grateful for their presence in my life and can never seem to thank you all enough. I would like to highlight one staunch supporter, Megan Johnston. Megan is a curator, educator, and writer who utilizes socially engaged curatorial practice centering on fundamental questions about art, its display, and mediation. She was instrumental during Conversant Portraits and has been a wonderful mentor and friend. I am overwhelmingly excited to announce she has been named the new Director for The Model, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces!

Megan will be leaving her mark on the metro art world through The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Project which is a collaboration between the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Weisman Art Museum, and St. Catherine University. This consortium of museums and universities, coordinated and led by Megan, is gathering momentum and partners for the initiative. The consortium will be creating this Twin Cities-wide project together, with community activists, artists, and others who are interested in looking at the Twin Cities through the lens of feminism, gender, and privilege. She will be missed here in the Twin Cities, but I wish her the best as she takes on her new adventure with The Model!

Lastly, I am happy to announce I have just committed to another three year term on the Board of Trustees for the Walker Art Center. Supporting the Walker and their programming is a source of pride for me and I am honored to able to serve on their board. They will be celebrating their 75th anniversary on September 13, 2014 with Avant Garden. More details below.

CommissionsDid I mention I love commissions? At right is another completed and delivered commissioned painting. Can you see the numbers? This is a family portrait containing latitude and longitude coordinates of where the family has lived and traveled. Send me an email if interested or have questions about commissioning a painting!
Avant GardenCelebrate the Walker Art Center’s 75th anniversary at its Annual Benefit, Avant Garden on September 13. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of music, gourmet fare, cocktails, and an art auction in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker’s award-winning artistic and educational programming. Hope to see you there!
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Anne Labovitz
2013 Artist of the Year named by the Duluth Depot Foundation

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