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I capture complexities of human nature through simplified lowbrow characters. Through anthropomorphic objects, food, animals, and figures, I invite my viewers into the piece through childlike sophistication. Sarcastic titles and controversial suggestions make bold statements that illuminate the narratives and personalities to my flat, texture-less characters. My work is edgy with a cute veneer; the paintings teeter towards uncomfortable content with a pop surrealist visage. With a distinctive bright color palette, stylistic lines, and the big eyes and blank stares of my characters, I investigate color theory, character development, gender representation and symbolism. I create relationships, dialogue, and playful complements and contrasts, and add touches of humor in my art. I am drawn to Graffiti, Street and Lowbrow artists, the objectivity and material isolation of Pop Art, the flatness of comics and ancient Egyptian tomb paintings, and Japanese design and characters.

The Death of Feminism


The Death of Feminism: Revelations of the Third Wave

PAige portrait

Portrait of Barbara Bridges by Paige Dalinger

January 24, 2016    1:00-3:00
Main Gallery  Minneapolis College of  Art and Design 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Click Here for Official Site   Click Here for Press Release   
Postcard Invite by Andrea Edstrom

This discussion will include a number of hot topics and personal perspectives focused on how young people who identify as women navigate the art world today. The conversation is open to the public and will use a modified Open Space Technology to engage the participants. Artists assisting include: Kate Renee, Carolina Borja and Andrea Edstrom, as well as Barbara Rogers Bridges as moderator. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art.

New News
Exhibition Opening on January 21, 2016
Program Design

Emerging Trends and Topics with January 24 outcomes and contact going forward
CArolina, kate Andrea

Carolina, KAteRenee and Andrea



Planning Team

Worker Bees


Anne, Rita and Michaela

Kate and techie


More information about the purpose and format of this discussion See entire Death of Feminism proposal

Please bring any gallery cards, brochures, flyers or other promotional materials for the Networking Table. 

Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. Facts. Humor. Fake Fur.

This discussion is part of  the Guerrilla Girls Takeover in Minneapolis in January 2016. All Events:

Women’s Caucus for Art  Event : CLICK HERE     OPENING NIGHT

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We we honored with 80 participants attending.

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Please send data for the purpose of building community before we meet.
Barbara Bridges -Moderator  Art  Resume Website
Kate Renee   Artist Statement  Website Event Goal
Carolina Borja  Art    Resume  Website
Andrea Edstrom  Art   Resume  Website
Michaela Chorn     Website
Kerry Morgan <>  MCAD
Dawn Pankonien
Danielle Edstrom
Emily Johnson
Rachel Breen
Mikel Herb 
Jess Bergman Tank
Mila Samson
Catherine Palmer
Carolyn Halliday  
Katie Beumer
Katie Thompson    Bio
Marcia Soderman-Olson   Website
Jess Vail  
Lindsay Rhyner  
Adrienne Meyer
Nancy Hicks
Linda Seebauer Hansen
Ellen schillace   Website
Karen Wilcox  Website
Lara Mimosa Montes    Montes Art   Website
Lorella Angelini 
DAvid Swarthout
Anne Kleinhenz
Bunny Portia
Joan Vorderbruggen
Meena Mangalvedhekar
Sara Udvig   Art Resume Udvig  Website
Doroth Mayer
Nailah Taman
Lisa Gulya
Shelby Capacio  Art Bio    
Medjine Lesperance
Noreen Tyler
Sarah Kay Wiley
Jes Reyes   Website  Bio
Layl McDill  
Cassandra Buck  Bio Resume  Website
Donna Savage
Chris Cinque
Susan Hensel   Hensel Resume Hensel Bio
Kate Vinson
Bethany Clarke
Elias Ghribi
Emma Olson   Bio
Annie Hejny
Erica Krumm    Bio and Blog
Ellen Skoro
Paige Dansinger    Website  Bio   New Works
Melissa May Metzler
Jill Waterhouse
Lea Walsh 
Cyndi Sutter
Shirley Reed  Bio
Debra Ripp
Joyce Lyon
Norma Olson
Barbara Evan
Kristi Hemmer Bio  Website
Nicole Hoiland 
Florence Dacey 
Elizabeth Erickson
Cali Jirsa  Bio  Website
Tiffany Keri
Mike Lancial
Teresa Audet

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More information about the purpose and format of this discussion See entire Death of Feminism proposal

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Urban Sanctuaries

Urban Sanctuaries

Topic:  Nature as the Beloved

Sub topics:  how has nature helped you ( or saved your life)

One sentence goal:  Engage teens and adults in seeking an increased connection to nature in our urban environment through photography, outdoor exploration, art making, and story telling.

Details of our discussion:

We talked about the desire to stimulate people, especially teens, to look more closely at the natural world available in the city.  There are a number of ways we can envision accomplishing this.

The main objective is to help people look for natural, healing spaces in the city.

Our discussion centered on several ideas:  1) holding a workshop at a city park where we would encourage participants to look for spaces that could serve as sanctuaries and encourage them to modify the spaces to suit them.  Participants would then come together and show the spaces to each other and talk about what appeals to them.  Or we could ask participants to choose a spot and sit quietly and observe what kind of sensory experiences arise. 2) asking participants to take photographs of natural spaces they experience or could imagine experiencing as sanctuaries.  3) hold an art making workshop where we ask participants to create a diorama or icon of a natural space that would be a sanctuary for them. 4) ask workshop participants to share stories of a time nature has had a healing influence on them.

Initial project phase:

We decided that we would like to initiate the project by expanding on the photography idea.  Since we would especially like to engage young people, we discussed setting up a contest using instagram to collect images.  We would ask participants to post photos of healing natural places using the hashtag #urbansanctuariesmn . We would then choose five images from among the submissions and have them printed as large posters that we could display on buildings.  We would also look for a place to have a show – ideally a coffee shop or other accessible venue.

We would publicize the project at various schools – Layl suggested getting in touch with the “green  tigers” (an environmental student organization at South High School).  Claudia would publicize the project at Avalon Charter School and Susan would use her connections to Marcy Open School to engage students there.  We could also set up a Facebook page for the project.

We also discussed getting some input from high school students on how best to publicize the program.

Claudia can contact St. Paul artists to gather information on printing costs and logistics from organizers of the Lowertown Artists Portraits project.

Susan will get in touch with the Sierra Club, which has an urban youth program, to see whether they would be willing to support us.  In the beginning phase we are envisioning that they financial support needed is small and would come from us.

Once we made our presentation and heard the presentation of the “Recovering Eden – places to gather” project it sounded like there could be some possibilities for collaboration between the two projects.