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Critical Conversation: Art for Healing
The Role of Creativity in Trauma Recovery Thursday, April 10

5:30 Reception; 6:30 Program
Join Minneapolis-based artists and professionals — including a documentary filmmaker, a gallery curator and an art therapist — in a Critical Conversation on the healing power of art in trauma and grief recovery. The event, co-sponsored by KFAI radio, is part of UROC’s ongoing Trauma Recovery Project. Learn more.



Youth opportunities showcased at UROC's North Minneapolis Summer Resource Fair
Saturday, March 22
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer opportunities for youth of all ages will be showcased at UROC's family-friendly North Minneapolis Summer Resource Fair. Representatives from a wide range of summer activities—from sports to performing arts, small business and animal care—will be on hand with scholarship, registration and general information.



UROC’s Northside Job Creation Team (NSJCT)
has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Minneapolis Foundation to support its goal of attracting 1,000 sustainable living wage jobs to North Minneapolis by 2018. NSJCT is currently in discussions with business owners and community stakeholders and is actively identifying potential sites and facilities for start-up and relocation. Learn more.

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In the Gallery

U.S. Congressional Arts Competition


A juried show of artwork by local high school students participating in the 2014 U. S. Congressional Arts Competition which aims to recognize and encourage artistic talent among high school students throughout the country.  This year's Fifth District judges include: Director of the University of Minnesota Weisman Art Museum Lyndel King; painter Jimmy Longoria; photographer Stephanie Morris; potter and photographer Chrys Carroll, artist and co-owner of Homewood Studios George Roberts; Art Institutes International of Minnesota instructor Lisa Loudon; and mixed media artist and painter Phira Rehm.

Reception and award ceremony with Congressman Keith Ellison and Executive Director of Generation Next R. T. Rybak: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23

 More about the exhibit.