Conversation: Deana Haggag of United States Artists

Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 ($8 for M members, students, artists, and seniors)
Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Drake Rehearsal Hall | 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN

Artists’ advocate Deana Haggag will talk with local artists and funders about creative workers’ vital contributions to both the nation’s cultural and civic life.

Deana Haggag, CEO and President of the Chicago-based, philanthropic nonprofit U.S.A, is an advocate for artists and passionate about creative workers’ ability to illuminate the shifting landscape of American identity, while making space for experiences and viewpoints that run counter to the mainstream. For this event, Haggag will be joined by local funders, artists, and arts advocates to discuss issues of power, money, accessibility, and equity of support. Special guests include: Tricia Heuring, curator, educator, arts organizer, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council board member, and cofounder of the Northeast Minneapolis art space Public Functionary; and poet Venessa Fuentes, who in addition to her own creative work has long served as an arts advocate in the local philanthropic community. The evening’s conversation will open with a performance by Ananya Dance Theatre.

These activities are related to the M’s current exhibition, We the People, on view with an extended run through November 12, 2017.

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This exhibition and its accompanying programs are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and an Arts Access grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Thanks also to Target, and to the ACLU of Minnesota for supporting the Response Wall.

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Deana Haggag. Photo: Olivia Obineme

Tricia Heuring

Venessa Fuentes