Artistry presents Voice to Vision: Memories and Hope – an exhibition that features collaborative artwork created by genocide survivors and a team of visual artists.
Please credit Artistry as the independent nonprofit organization responsible for presenting this exhibition at the venue, Bloomington Center for the Arts.
(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to present Voice to Vision: Memories and Hope, a collaboration between the V2V visual artist team and genocide survivors, April 3 – May 15, 2020 in the Inez Greenberg Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, April 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a musical concert (7:45 – 9:30 p.m.) There will also be a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
About the Exhibition
Voice to Vision (V2V) is a collaborative project that captures the extraordinary experiences of genocide, war, and migration/relocation conflict from different parts of the world.
The development of the artwork which will be displayed began with storytelling sessions and conversations between the survivors and a team of visual artists. Together the V2V cohorts transformed these stories and ideas into works of paintings, drawings, collages, and mixed media reflective of each voice involved. In addition to the visual art a video documenting the process will be on display and a music concert inspired by the process will take place following the Opening Reception on Friday, April 3.
While shedding light on the horror of war, the stories and the resulting collaborations reveal the magical powers of love and humanity.
Voice to Vision: Memories and Hope
Inez Greenberg Gallery
April 3 – May 15, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Music Concert: Friday, April 3, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Panel* Discussion: Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
About the Voice to Vision Team
University of Minnesota’s Art Professor David Feinberg created the Voice to Vision collaborative project almost twenty years ago with the support of his friend and colleague, Stephen Feinstein, then chair of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. The V2V team consists of volunteer artists as well as University of Minnesota undergraduate/graduate students. V2V artists featured in this exhibition are: Beth Andrews, co-director; Michelle Englund, David Feinberg, founder; Sara Feinberg, videographer and musician; Jennifer Barnett Hensel, Kimchi Hoang, music director & artist; Paula Leiter Pergament, Adolfo Menendez, video editor; Sima Shahriar, Alan Slacter, Michele Stahlmann, J. Wren Supak, co-director. UofM students involved include: Kristin Anton, Miki Schumacher, Olivia Novotny, Olivia Nortwen, and Shayna Allen.
*About the Panel: “The Arts: Embodying the Silent Majority”, Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Moderated by Prof. Luis A. Ramos-García, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of MN
Panel members: Karleen Gardner, Director of Learning Innovation & Director, Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Art; Joe Hoover, Outreach Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society, Heritage Preservation Department, Paul Beshah, Independent Party ticket congressional candidate and a Voice to Vision storyteller from Ethiopia; Alberto Justiniano, founder and artistic director of Teatro del Pueblo, a Latinx theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gallery Location and Hours: The Inez Greenberg Gallery is located on the first floor of the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN. Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.
About Artistry: Artistry is a producing theater and visual arts nonprofit serving a regional audience of more than 82,000 people through stage productions, exhibitions, lifelong arts learning, and arts-centered community development. In pursuit of artistic excellence, we engage our region’s most talented artists in work that welcomes and develops audiences and opens hearts and minds. Artistry is an independent nonprofit organization based in the Bloomington Center for Arts.