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Public Art Celebration at Northeast Library May 10

Join us for a celebration of the installation of new public art at Hennepin County Library – Northeast, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

View the 40x4 foot digitally printed, photographic frieze; interact with participating artists; hear from elected and library officials; create your own mini frieze; and celebrate the role of public art in the community.

To see the art and read artists’ statements, search for “frieze” here.

The new photographic frieze includes 40 high-quality images submitted by artists who live or work in Northeast Minneapolis. The images were selected in November 2013 by a 12-member art selection committee and represent the many types of visual art forms created by Northeast artists.
This project was funded by Hennepin County’s One Percent for Art program, which dedicates one percent of project costs in library building projects of $1 million or more to the selection, purchase and installation of works of art. Learn more.
Northeast Library reopened in April 2011 after a renovation. The installation of this new art on the library’s interior south wall in March 2014 completes the renovation project.
A short program will kick off Saturday’s event at 1 p.m. Speakers:

  • Library Director Lois Langer Thompson
  • Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins
  • Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich
  • Brenda Kayzar for Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)
  • Mary-Clare Bates for the Friends of the Northeast Library
  • Library Board President Gary Thaden

A community open house will follow at 1:30 p.m. featuring participating artists and representatives of NEMAA and the Friends of the Northeast Library.


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