Thursday, April 8, 2010

Transform University Avenue with Public Art Saint Paul and Wing Young Huie!

Wing Young Huie's work showcasing beloved and diverse streets in Minnesota and the people whose lives are lived on and around them has always engaged me. I recently gave a friend a copy of Lake Street, USA, and am excited now to learn of the opportunity to help make the University Avenue Project a reality. Public Art Saint Paul is welcoming volunteers to help Wing Young Huie's photographs transform Saint Paul's University Avenue into a six-mile public gallery, revealing the everyday realities of the diverse neighborhoods connected by this urban thoroughfare. A bit about the project below, but visit The Language of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry website to learn more and to register to volunteer with fundraising, exhibition set-up and installation, project sites, and community events. See you on the street!
  • Hundreds of images will be displayed in windows and on buildings from the KSTP Tower to the State Capitol.

  • Each night at a landmark projection site, Wing's images will be shown on 40 foot screens, accompanied by a soundtrack from local musicians. Monthly cabarets will feature live community performances and new media presentations.

  • A two-part book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press documents this extraordinary project.

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