Through My Lens Exhibit

Author Sara Sternberger

Posted June 20, 2014

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Free Arts Minnesota’s “Through My Lens” Summer of Photography

Partnership between Free Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Wing Young Huie 

This summer Free Arts Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) are partnering to provide 65 teens a hands-on photography series led by Twin Cities photographer Wing Young Huie. This eight-week program will include a trip to the MIA and photography workshops with Wing Young Huie, where teens will learn about the photographic process as well as the elements of composition and editing.

“Through My Lens” will give teens who have experienced poverty, abuse, homelessness or mental illness an opportunity to share their perspectives on community with a public audience through the medium of photography. Using Huie’s signature chalkboard interview method, both photographers and the subjects they photograph will be able to express themselves creatively. The final photographs will be displayed in an exhibit at the MIA, and a public reception will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014. To RSVP for the exhibit and reception, please email or call Molly: Molly@freeartsminnesota.org or 612.824.2787.

About MIA

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), home to one of the finest encyclopedic art collections in the country, houses more than 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history. Highlights of the permanent collection include European masterworks by Rembrandt, Poussin, and van Gogh; modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Stella, and Close; as well as internationally significant collections of prints and drawings, decorative arts, Modernist design, photographs, textiles, and Asian, African, and Native American art. General admission is always free. Some special exhibitions have a nominal admission fee. Museum hours: Sunday, 11 A.M.-5 P.M.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.; Thursday 10 A.M.- 9 P.M.; Monday closed. For more information, call (612) 870-3131 or visit www.artsmia.org. 

About Wing Young Huie

Wing Young Huie, voted Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune in 2000, has been an independent photographer in the Twin Cities since 1979. Through Freelance photo journalism, commercial photography, and writing, Huie focuses on the truths of socioeconomic societies throughout America.

Frogtown (1995), Lake Street USA (2000), and The University Avenue Project (2010) are just a few of his well-known endeavors, although he has participated in countless influential projects as well as held many solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  More on Wing Young Huie can be found on his website at www.wingyounghuie.com

Sponsors

  • Best Buy Children’s Foundation
  • Bob and Mary Mersky
  • Marissa and David Upin
  • Mike and Mary Lynne Perushek
  • Clifford and Patty Crockford
  • Peter and Mara Ekberg
  • Lynn Maaske and Mohammad Khazraeinazmpour
  • Jeff and Laura Putnam
  • Barb and Jay Rothmeier
  • Eric and Becky Baeverstad
  • Eve Bassinger
  • Erinn and Shane Farrell
  • Jane Hopkins Gould and Randy Gould
  • Judy and Patrick Mandile
  • Pat and Tabitha Courtemanche
  • Diane Grossman
  • Andrea and Joseph Satter
  • Jennifer Diorio
  • Joseph and Regan Duffy
  • Tara Kieffer
  • Nancy Crotti
  • Jennifer Pennington
  • Melissa Panszi Riebe
  • Theresa Weseman
  • Terry Olson