Hennepin Theatre Trust presents MADE HERE Windows with “Energy” Theme

Hennepin Theatre Trust will launch Energy: Made Here, presented by Andersen Windows, with a free, public celebration in the ART Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be the ninth round of Made Here window displays in WeDo-the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District.

Energy: Made Here features the work of more than 30 Minnesota artists exploring the theme "energy" through 20 window displays and two large-scale photography exhibits on the exterior of Mayo Clinic Square. For a detailed map of displays and artists, please visit MadeHereMN.org. Energy: Made Here will be on display through March 21, 2018.

The launch event will include a walking tour of the 20 window displays and public art projects in downtown Minneapolis. Additional activities include a holiday artist, live music, performance artists and refreshments provided by Mercy Bar and Dining Room. The Trust will lead group walking tours of the displays at 6 and 7 p.m.

Highlights of Energy: Made Here include two large-scale installations in the windows of Mayo Clinic Square. Legendary, by Tom Baker, Hannah Foslien, and Maya Washington, will feature portraiture of football legends, Carl Eller, Alan Page and Gene Washington. Urban Mandala by Neal Peterson includes two large collages composed of hundreds of photos taken around Minneapolis.

The Trust also is collaborating with Global Rights for Women (GRW) and MAD DADS to create window displays that exhibit their respective missions. The Made Here GRW window features the work of local photographers, Marissa Murdy and Sarah White, and gives voice to survivors of domestic violence. The MAD DADS Made Here window includes a video that showcases their mission to bring positive change to communities.

The Trust's Made Here project fills windows and other underused spaces throughout WeDo twice per year with works by local artists. It has grown from visual displays in windows to live performances, artist markets, pop-up galleries and more. Launched in 2013, Made Here is now the largest project of its kind in the country.

Andersen Windows has been the presenting sponsor of Made Here since 2014, allowing the project to grow and attract additional community support. A grant from The McKnight Foundation allows supplies and resources for artist payment and artistic practice.

Additional Made Here sponsorship support is provided by Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis.

Energy: Made Here artists include:

The Illuminated Reef Collective, St. Paul

Bianca Pettis, Minneapolis

Melanie Kremer, Lakeville

Black Crane Studio, St. Paul

Karine Rupp-Stanko, St. Paul

Tony Biele, Minneapolis

Jonathan Rodriguez + Ali O'Reilly, Minneapolis

Anthony Chapin + Erin Lavelle, Minneapolis

Galen Higgins, Maple Grove

Akiko Ostlund, Minneapolis

Nick Knutson, Ben Severns + Nick Smith, Minneapolis

Tana Hargest, Minneapolis

Donald Thomas, St. Paul

Giuliana Pinto, Minneapolis

Rock Johnsen, Minneapolis

Jayson Randall, Minneapolis

Heather M. Cole, St. Paul

VJ Smith and Keynon Stark, MAD DADS, Minneapolis

Sarah White and Marissa Murdy, Global Rights for Women, Minneapolis

Maya Washington, Tom Baker and Hannah Foslien, Plymouth

Neal Peterson, Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District, to create and enjoy cultural experiences. Learn more about how to support our work at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen, Renewal by Andersen, Silver Line and American Craftsman brands. Headquarterd in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen was founded 1903, and employs more than 11,000 people in locations across North America. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $60 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Visit andersencorporation.com for more information.

"Andersen" and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.

Global Rights for Women collaborates with partners around the world to promote women's human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change. Learn more at globalrightsforwomen.org.

MAD DADS has an active presence in downtown Minneapolis, engaging with at-risk and homeless youth, presenting themselves as positive role models who are visible in communities. Learn more at minneapolismaddads.org.

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