In our 7th year of existence, Prøve Gallery was home to the following events:
Tamarack Hillside Yoga, a weekly, inclusive, and accessible yoga series, focused on empowerment and social justice in a contemplative arts environment.
The 2018-19 Spirit Lake Poetry Series events, which included readings by poets Katy Didden, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Heid Erdrich, and Keno Evol, as well as the annual 2019 St. David’s Day Open Mic Night. Funded by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.
An on-going arts educational workshop led by Carla Hamilton and Flo Matamoros that invited the youths of Mentor Duluth, the YWCA’s GirlPower Program, and REACH Mentor Program to explore the art of collage. Funded by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.
Demons & Angels, an exhibition of new works by local artist Jay Whitcomb, created in response to Whitcomb’s experiences of personal hardship, interior demons, and a journey to rock bottom and back. These works spoke to the power of art to confront anguish, work towards redemption, and offer opportunities to heal.
An interactive workshop by The Beehive Design Collective, a non-profit arts and activism organization dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots,” entitled ROCK BOTTOM in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction: Fracking, Sulfide Mining, and Tar Sands in the Great Lakes Region, which used allegorical images and informative stories from around the Great Lakes bio-region. Sponsored by an ARAC Quick Start Grant.
The 3rd Annual WTF! (What the Feminist!) Art Exhibit, highlighting thought-provoking works of art that advocate for social justice, community action, and civic engagement. Sponsored by the UMD Commission for Women, the Feminist Action Collective, and the Whole Foods Coop.
The Power of the Cup, a ceramics workshop with local artists Liz James, which explored how ceramics has been used as a vehicle to generate positive social and political discourse. The first in our 2019 Artist-led workshop series; funded by an ARAC Arts Learning Grant.
An evening of music by internationally-recognized singer-songwriters John Mark Nelson and Emily Haavik.
An all-ages night of musical performances during the 2019 Homegrown Music Festival.
Honestly, tho…, a curated exhibition about the revolutionary power of vulnerability, featuring Superior-, Minneapolis-, St. Paul-, and Chicago-based artists, whose works visualized traditionally private moments, relationships, bodies, and words, in order to offer themes of encouragement transformed into resistance.
A Feminist Action Collective-sponsored educational event and facilitated discussion, entitled FAC Streams: Unpacking White Feminism by Rachel Cargle, which explored intersectional feminism, gender, and racism.
The art-making workshop, The Mask We Live In: a mental wellness event, co-sponsored by Northland Healthy minds, during Mental Health Awareness month.
The 5th Annual Plys with Purpose Charity Exhibition, which raised nearly $3000 for the Gary New Duluth Alliance, for the construction of the Gary New Duluth Skatepark to provide a new, cutting-edge community skate park in an underserved neighborhood.
The Sacred Self, an artist-led workshop led by Sarah M. Brokke, who led participants in a day of meaningful self-expression as she introduced them to her process.
Blubby Clubhouse, a two-day interactive installation by Twin Ports artist Heidi Blunt, which critically (yet playfully) engaged with the way that large bodies and fatness are marginalized by society.
You Don’t Know Me, a curated exhibition about personal epic stories and human connection.
A 2-part Design Workshop series led by activist creatives Blackbird Revolt; funded by an ARAC Arts Learning Grant.