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Thursday, January 1
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Moth Oddities
13 5th Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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Where There Was Wind is about unfinished business, and remembering where we came from.
It’s a tribute to a brilliant artist who left too soon.
It’s a study of what it means to say goodbye.
It’s a show of language from the other side.
It’s about that which can not be held, but is felt forever. 

Where There Was Wind is an interactive art show and open exploration of grief, love, and joy. This show highlights work by the late Michaela Mahady,​ influential architect, artist and mother, who lost her life to acute leukemia. ​The gallery will showcase the wide breadth of her life’s work including: original sculpture, fiber work, paintings, sketches, journal entries, and project​ed images of her large-scale architecture + art glass ​designs. Curated by Yana Pietras & Ian O’Neill of Moth Oddities (Mahady’s family).

In addition, gallery collaborators and local artist trio, Three Circle Shop, ​presents their striking collection of sculptures in the exhibit. These pieces, made from wood, wool, steel, and concrete, are a​ tribute to the artist’s late father, a hardworking farmer from South Dakota, who was killed by a drunk driver.

The evening will also include vocal performances, interactive wind chime arrangements, cocktails from Steady Pour, bites from Marty’s Deli, and on-site hand drawn family portraits available for guests.

Feelings of ​grief are universal and powerful. We hope Where There Was Wind leaves you feeling seen, heard, and open to the subject of loss in ways that feel like a warm hug. We are their love living.

Homework assignment: start thinking about windchimes.

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