We are the Other
Christy and Carla, 38th Street Boutique + Covet Consign and Design (Neighbor Diptych), South Minneapolis, MN
We are the Other (2012 - 2013) by Wing Young Huie is a public installation of 100 photographs exhibited in 19 storefronts--on windows, walls, and ceilings--along Chicago Avenue, from 32nd to 38th Streets in South Minneapolis. Beside taking documentary portraits, Wing also used interactive concepts to connect neighbors who don't know each other well or at all. This exhibit reflects the complex cultural diversity of the Chicago Avenue corridor. This project is part of Arts on Chicago.
Opening reception at Third Place Gallery (3730 Chicago Avenue South, Studio B)
Saturday May 18th
7 - 9 pm
Entertainment by Hai the Singing Barber (Tip Top Haircut)
Original music by Scott Farrell (4 Points Body Gallery)
Antonio Duke, actor, musician, and dancer
Spoken word by Samm Farrell and Herb Abrams (Washburn HS)
9 - 11:30 pm
Ping-pong and karaoke
Walking Tours led by Wing (tours begin at The Third Place Gallery
Saturday, May 18th 11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Sunday, May 19th 11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, June 8th 11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Photographs exhibited at (from 32nd Street to 38th Street):
Southside Food & Deli
It Takes a Village
Chicago Health & Wellness Clinic
Main Street Market
Furniture Liquidation Building
City Food Studio
4 Points Body Gallery
Third Place Gallery
Tip Top Haircut
CANDO (Central Neighborhood)
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
For more information and press-resolution images, please contact Wing Young Huie
612-817-2771 - email@example.com
The Arts on Chicago initiative is an arts-based community development project in Minneapolis, MN, led by Pillsbury House + Theatre, Upstream Arts, the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, and MCAD Professor Natasha Pestich with support from the Ward 8 Council Office of Elizabeth Glidden. Arts on Chicago is funded in part by Artplace, a collaboration of twelve of the nation's leading foundations, eight government agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six financial institutions across the U.S.
Arts on Chicago will implement 20 art projects in one year to knit together existing creative assets in the Central,
Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant communities along Chicago Avenue from 32nd Street to 42nd Street, using the process to build a framework for the ongoing support of a vibrant arts and cultural district.
April 13th: Hoop Genius with John Coy and Steve Floyd
Author John Coy and photographer and educator Steve Floyd team up at the Third Place Gallery on Saturday, April 13th for a discussion about youth, education, and above all, basketball. Inspired by John’s recent book Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball and Steve’s experiences photographing the pros and coaching the Gordon Parks High School team in Saint Paul, this event goes beyond the game itself to examine its impact on popular culture and individual lives.
All are welcome for this informal celebration of basketball, which will be followed by ping pong and karaoke.
John Coy is the
author of the picture books Night Driving,
Strong to the Hoop, Vroomaloom Zoom, Two Old Potatoes and Me, Around
the World, and Hoop Genius: How a
Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball. Strong to the Hoop
is also available in Spanish as Directo
Al Aro and Two Old Potatoes and Me
is available in Chinese.
John is a member of the NBA Reading All-Star Team as
part of the Read to Achieve program. Crackback,
his first young adult novel, is about high school football and his second, Box Out, is about high school
Curious and adventurous would be the best way to describe Steve Floyd. As the oldest brother of 9, Steve always found a way to get in trouble as a child searching for his identity. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, life was anything but simple growing up in one of the worst neighborhoods in the Windy City. Since then, Steve has been a youth and gang outreach worker in the Twin Cities for over 25 years, has worked with photographers from National Geographic and Magnum, and has photographed basketball players from street games to the Minnesota Lynx.
When: Saturday, April 13th at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Where: The Third Place Gallery
3730 Chicago Avenue S, Studio B
MinneapolisSuggested donation: $5 - 10