September News Flash
Hello! Hard to believe that summer is coming to its unofficial close this Labor Day weekend. September is suddenly here and with it brings the final exhibition for 122 Conversations. The past 6 years of planning, creating art and traveling this unique cross-cultural project has been absolutely amazing! I have forged new friendships across the globe and continue to be grateful for all those that volunteered their time and energy in each of the 6 cities.
The past few newsletters I have tried to thank the various individuals and groups involved with 122. This month I am so excited and grateful to share and acknowledge the three professionals that are contributing essays to the official catalog: Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum, Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art founder and currently director of Forecast’s Consulting and Creative Services program and Omayra Alvarado, Executive Director at Instituto de Visión in Bogata, Colombia. I am proud and honored to have all three writing for the catalog! Thank you! Each one of these three essayists have written an exceptional piece offering their unique and professional perspectives to be published in the catalog. In order to incorporate the engagement pieces from Duluth, the catalog publish date will coincide with the official public opening October 25. Look for it at the Tweed!
Traveling to Duluth to visit the final exhibition will be the Swedish Sister City delegation from Växjö, Sweden! I am excited to greet them and look forward to reconnecting with those friends I met while in Växjö March of 2017.
122 Conversations Press from all Cities!
Other non-122 Conversation news!
Avant Garden, the Walker Art Center’s annual benefit, returns for a one-of-a-kind experience on September 8. Gourmet food, craft cocktails, a premier art auction, live music by Har Mar Superstar, DJs Nora En Pure and Biz Markie, and a celebration of the new exhibition Siah Armajani: Follow This Line are all planned for the evening! Check the Walker Art website for tickets! Please join me in supporting the Walker Art Center at this fabulous event!
Thank you, THREAD Connected Content, for inviting me to be an artist in residence. It has been an terrific experience! I love engaging with your team during the interviews I am conducting to provide source material for two large scroll paintings. You have a great team!