Visitors are welcomed to our new online art gallery

 Brooklyn Park, Feb. 5, 2021 – Vibrant self-portraits, innovative photography, and dramatic audio – those are some of the creative works you will experience when you visit a new online art gallery titled, “Streaming Identity.”  

To launch the project, Hennepin Technical College (HTC) collaborated with a college in Alabama, Wallace State Community College (WSCC).  The multimedia gallery features the creative work of students, faculty, staff and community members from both colleges.  

“Our hope is that when individuals visit the gallery, they will challenge their own perspectives about cultural identities, labels and stereotypes,” said Paul Howlett, Graphic Design and Web Design, faculty, HTC. “It is meaningful that the gallery is a collaboration between two college communities because it shows us how artistic expression is a bridge across regional boundaries.”

The colleges have launched several collaborative projects to explore racial justice, healing and inclusion in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. In “Streaming Identity,” the participating artists interpret the gallery’s mission in a manner that is often personal and inventive. Many students created self-portraits while others focused on the social justice theme.

HTC student Daisha Pearson created a graphic design titled, “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter.” In addition to displaying her design in the gallery, she has printed the design on shirts and posters which have been popular items in the community.

Gallery organizers will continue to accept new creative work from a wide range of categories including photography, computer graphics, audio/video, and poetry – as well as paintings, drawings and collages. For guidelines to submit art and creative projects, click here

For information, contact:
Paul Howlett, Graphic Design Faculty: paul.howlett@hennepintech.edu
Matt Holmes, Audio Production Faculty: matt.holmes@hennepintech.edu