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Minneapolis, MN 55411
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- The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights: Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Diastema Project: There is Much to Be Said About a Gap-Toothed Grin
- U.S. Congressional Arts Competition
- City of Angles and the Textures of Northside Life
- Seitu Jones: Collard Greens Manifesto
- Deep Roots, Lush Leaves
- Selling Kenya
- Mentoring Peace through Art
- From Kindergarten to Senior Year
- Of Sadness and Hope: Images from the Northside Tornado
- Profiles in Partnership photo exhibit at UROC
- UROC Community Day in Pictures
- Community Day Program Video Highlights
- Cornerstones: a History of North Minneapolis documentary
- Meet Heidi Barajas
In the UROC Gallery October 14 to January 30, 2015
Taking its title from Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1948 speech to the Democratic National Convention, this exhibit uses archival objects and photographs to explore the role of one of Minnesota’s greatest leaders in the passage of America’s landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Co-sponsored by the University’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Office of Public Engagement and Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Public reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28
In the UROC Gallery May 12 through September 27, 2014
Depending on where you call home, a space between your front teeth may be the sign of a lustful nature, good fortune or the highest form of beauty. Blessed with "the gift of the space," photographer Stephanie Morris decided to explore the topic after a routine visit to the dentist where she learned diastemas provoke strong opinions and that people of African descent are most likely to have diastemas. The exhibit is a result of her year-long journey to seek out others who have chosen to “rock the gap.”
Public Reception: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12.
In the UROC gallery through Sunday, April 27
Visual Art from High School Students in
Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District
In the UROC Gallery through March 22, 2014
Artist Terry Williams draws inspiration from growing up in North Minneapolis. Through 3-D sculptural paintings, Williams documents memories ranging from his involvement in the University of Minnesota’s 4-H community gardening program to the support of a network of mentors and single mothers of the neighborhood who helped keep him safe and on a positive path. Williams, together with the Northside Arts Collective is a 2013 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Public reception: 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 22
In the UROC Gallery October 17, 2013 through January 11, 2014
In his newest show, visual artist Seitu Jones takes takes us on a parallel journey of his ancestors and the plants he holds dear. The exhibit's drawings, paintings, pottery, and living, growing plants, compel us to ponder a greener existence—and explore creating a manifesto of our own. Public reception: noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014.
In the UROC Gallery through September, 2013
Through stunning photos and lavish costumes, this exhibit explores the sometimes conflicting role that dance has played in presevering Hmong history while embracing new cultures.
Currated by Iny Xiong, artistic director of Iny Asian Dance Theater, and coordinated by See Xiong and Ange Hwang, this exhibit is presented in conjunction with Asian Media Access and funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
In the UROC Gallery through March 30, 2013
Kenya native Hellen Keraka takes us on a tour of the arts and crafts of her homeland.
This exhibit is the result of Keraka's two-year odyssey to bring Kenyan-made jewelry, baskets, textiles, and paintings to Minnesota.
Keraka, a UMN Extension educator, hopes the exhibit will inspire others to take a deeper look at the people, places, and things of her native land.
Black, Brown, and Green: Abstracts and environmental portraits by photographer Dudley Edmondson
UROC Gallery Show
September 20–January 12, 2013
Photographer Dudley Edmondson celebrates
wilderness and the human spirit with abstract
nature studies and portraits of African
American environmentalists and outdoor
enthusiasts. An author, filmmaker, and educator,
Edmondson is a passionate advocate for
connecting youth and people of color to the
natural world. His award-winning photography
has been shown by the Conservation Fund,
Sierra Club, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Through August 31, 2012
Jimmy Longoria is a Chicano artist who specializes in murals and large works through layers of contrasting colorful and vibrant brush strokes. The second phase of this three part exhibit features more than 100 works by Step-Up Achieve and university students who participated in Longoria's Mentoring Peace Through Art summer 2012 program at UROC.
Through April 26, 2012
A juried exhibit of work by Northside Arts Collective members. The collective is dedicated to uniting, enriching and advancing the Northside community through the arts. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists Reception: 5–8 p.m., Wednesday, April 11
'From Kindergarten to Senior Year: Hall International and North High School Art Show': UROC Gallery Show
Through February 29, 2012
A mixed media exhibit featuring works by students from Elizabeth Hall International Elementary School and North High School. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: 3–6 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
Through January 27, 2012
Inspiration in the wake of the May 2011 Minneapolis tornado is the subject of this moving exhibit of people and places photographed by students at Nellie Stone Johnson and Jefferson Community schools. The exhibit was produced with help from local photographer Wing Young Huie as part of the Minneapolis-based GeneroCITY after-school program. The program, which engages students in activities and discussions about social justice and diversity, is a collaboration between Minneapolis Public Schools and Twin Cities-based nonprofits Edit the World and Bolder Options. For more information on GeneroCITY, visit www.edittheworld.org. All images are available for purchase, with proceeds donated to local nonprofits involved in post-tornado support. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours are available upon request at email@example.com.
'Profiles in Partnership': UROC Gallery Show
Through December 31, 2011
A photographic exhibit representing a few of the many University of Minnesota and community people who work together to advance the vision of UROC. The 12 large-scale portraits were taken in September 2011 by acclaimed documentary photographer Scott Streble.
Pictured: Louis King II, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Summit Academy OIC, and Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, UROC community liaison, who collaborated on relief efforts in the aftermath of the May 2011 tornado in North Minneapolis.
UROC Community Day 2011 in Pictures
Snapshots from the September 2011 open house … including visit by University President Eric Kaler
Right, President Kaler with members from Urban 4H, an Extension youth development program based at UROC.
UROC Community Day 2011 Video Highlights
Video of remarks by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, Senior Vice President Robert J. Jones, and UROC executive director Heidi Lasley Barajas at the 2011 UROC Community Day event
Documentary produced by University of Minnesota in collaboration with tpt, Twin Cities Public Television.
Meet UROC Executive Director Heidi Barajas
UROC executive director Heidi Barajas discusses UROC's role in the University's outreach-engagement mission and the advantages of UROC's place-based location.
The University of Minnesota UROC building at Plymouth and Penn avenues in North Minneapolis is open Monday–Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.