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From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," will explore how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Whether it is through visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - submissions are open to all mediums that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

The exhibition is being co-produced by the City of Edina's Arts & Culture Commission and Mosaic, a student group at Edina High School focused on creating an inclusive school culture.

Some submissions may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City.

While you are here you are invited to:

  • Submit artwork into the virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum."
  • View the virtual gallery after submissions are received.
  • Comment on submissions to share experiences and stories.
  • Ask a question.
  • Learn more about public art and race and equity in Edina.

From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," will explore how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Whether it is through visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - submissions are open to all mediums that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

The exhibition is being co-produced by the City of Edina's Arts & Culture Commission and Mosaic, a student group at Edina High School focused on creating an inclusive school culture.

Some submissions may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City.

While you are here you are invited to:

  • Submit artwork into the virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum."
  • View the virtual gallery after submissions are received.
  • Comment on submissions to share experiences and stories.
  • Ask a question.
  • Learn more about public art and race and equity in Edina.

Explore the Virtual Art Gallery

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," explores how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Artists were encouraged to submit visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

Some submissions you see here may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City. 

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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    Title: Anxiety

    3 months ago

    This painting was submitted by Michael Jekot in the representation, gender Inclusion, race/ethnicity and inclusion categories. It is an oil painting on stretched canvas,14” x 18”, completed in 2020.

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    Title: Snow Fort

    4 months ago

    This essay and photographs were submitted by Megan Rye in the race/ethnicity inclusion category.

    We’re building a fort outside. Finally, we get a sticky snowstorm. We furiously build brick after
    brick.
    Alex proclaims: “We have to get it higher.”
    I say: “This will be our foundation.”
    Ellie says: “I’m Elsa and I’ve created WINTER.”
    Jim pleads, “haven’t we done enough yet?”
    I implore, “keep going, the snow is perfect…. It’s our only chance.”
    At night we bring lanterns outside. Alex and Ellie use garden tools to carve windows and
    benches. Alex wields a serrated knife to create edges.
    The ice... Continue reading

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    Title: The summer the sky over Minneapolis turned black (then the sun rose brighter than ever)

    4 months ago

    This portrait was created by Monica Albiero Joy and submitted in the feeling category.

    This portrait shows he city of Minneapolis under a dark, ominous sky. Black like the lives of the many lost, neglected, unheard people. But a huge, bright sun is rising, representing the time of change and hope that the bloody summer has put in motion. Dark skies are hopefully going to be brightened by a strong, huge sun, sweeping away racism, opening eyes and hearts of people who, for centuries, have not seen the injustice and cruelty they are surrounded by.

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    Title: 4 Walls Surround Me, 4 Walls Closing In

    4 months ago

    This song was written and performed by Indra Khariwala and submitted in the feeling category.

    The song was written in April during the height of the pandemic expressing how a patient with Covid-19 feels based on what I saw in the news and heard from my dad and family friends who are doctors.

    Listen to her song.