Studio visits, nonprofit galleries and the MIA
Thank you Jehra Patrick!
In December, Chicken Tractor headed back to Minnesota to get a more in-depth look at Minneapolis's art scene. With Jehra Patrick as our intrepid guide, we toured 7 artists' studios, Highpoint Press, SooVAC, Midway Gallery and The Soap Factory where Jehra had curated the show Working Forces (it was fantastic). With a much higher percentage of tax dollars going to the arts, Minnesota has a thriving art scene with far more non profit galleries than commercial galleries, more grants going to individual artists and offering higher dollar amounts such as the $25,000 McKnight Foundation grant. After a couple of great meals and a little sleep, we headed to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to catch the Martin Luther - Art and the Reformation show. Again, FANTASTIC. We can't wait to go back in 2017 to meet more artists and dig even deeper.