Public Transformation Exhibition Opening Events

October 20, 2017 – October 22, 2017

RUPRI partner Art of the Rural will present Public Transformation, a cross-country documentary art project highlighting how rural-based artists and arts organizations make their communities a more vibrant, healthy, connected place to live, at their Outpost Winona space October 20-22. Ashley Hanson’s little yellow school bus acted as a mobile artist residency to document and share stories of the great work being done in 24 rural communities and further connect rural practitioners across the country.

The Public Transformation artists – Ashley HansonRandi CarlsonEllie MooreHannah HolmanMary Welcome Rothlisberger & Nik Nerburn – will present a month-long exhibit at Outpost Winona from October 20 – November 17, 2017. This multi-media exhibition will present a snapshot of the lives, work, stories, themes, artifacts and questions the artists discovered on their journey and will facilitate discussions about the successes and challenges of making art in rural America.