Calling all artists! Your creative work is needed for a new online gallery

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Brooklyn Park, September 17, 2020 – Hennepin Technical College (HTC) is seeking entries for a multimedia online art gallery titled, “Streaming Identity.” Students, faculty, staff and community members may contribute creative work to the gallery.

“Streaming Identity” will explore diversity and the intersection of identities across cultural, digital and regional boundaries. To launch the project, HTC is collaborating with a college in Alabama, Wallace State Community College (WSCC).

In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, both colleges began working in partnership to help their campus communities create a dialogue concerning racial justice, healing and inclusion.

“We are pleased to collaborate on the new art gallery as a platform for people to describe their own cultural identities,” said Jean Maierhofer, associate vice president, Equity and Inclusion, HTC. “Our hope is to use artistic expression as a way to encourage self-reflection and societal reflection.”

As the gallery is juried, exhibit organizers will select artwork for the showcase and encourage entries which examine labels, stereotypes and margins which individuals face. The multimedia gallery will feature a wide range of categories including photography, computer graphics, audio/video, and poetry – as well as paintings, drawings and collages.

How to submit creative work to the gallery: For guidelines to submit art and creative projects, click here.

Deadlines:

· October 30, 2020: Fall 2020 Showcase

· December 11, 2020: Spring 2021 Showcase

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Sponsors at Hennepin Technical College include: Graphic Design Program, Audio Production Program, and Equity & Inclusion Committee.

For information, contact:

Paul Howlett, Graphic Design Faculty: paul.howlett@hennepintech.edu Matt Holmes, Audio Production Faculty: matt.holmes@hennepintech.edu