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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renews Interchange Artist Grant

 Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the renewal ofInterchange, a program created to strengthen communities and individual artists within the M-AAA region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted $500,000 to M-AAA to fund this second iteration of Interchange, after an...
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Xochitl Rodriguez presents Grown Without Water

reflect / project returns this Spring with a new work by Xochitl Rodriguez (El Paso). Rodriguez presents her film, Grown Without Water, a collective video/oral history project that explores how the US/México border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez marks and defines perseverance on a twenty-first-century border. Confronting tragedy and magic...
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reflect / project Announces Artists for Upcoming Season of Exhibition Series

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present the final lineup of outstanding artists for the reflect / project series. Artists Xochitl Rodriguez, Brian Ellison, Sav Rodgers, and the Saint Louis Story Stitchers were selected from a competitive pool of applicants from across the six-state M-AAA region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma,...
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Virginia Grise presents Soñar es luchar

reflect / project presents Soñar es luchar, a new work from artist Virginia Grise and features supplementary works by artists Victor I. Cazares and Joe Jimenez in her exhibition. Soñar es luchar (Dreaming is Fighting) is a lucid dream about wild fires, urban rebellions, and the longing to fly, from a...
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Cami Thomas presents Tuko Sasa

Câmi Thomas, Tuko Sasa, 2020, video still. Courtesy of the artist. reflect / project is pleased to present Tuko Sasa, which translates to “We are Now” from Swahili. Tuko Sasa is a short experimental film by St. Louis–based artist Câmi Thomas. Though much of Thomas’s earlier work took the form...
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Reclaimed Histories and Cosmic Time

Interchange Artist Fellows Christina Patiño Sukhgian Houle/Las Imaginistas (Brownsville, TX), Dave Loewenstein & Pauline Sharp (Lawrence, KS), Simone Cottrell (Fayetteville, AR), and Jonathan Wei (Austin, TX) discuss monuments, reclaimed histories, community-based storytelling, cosmic time, and more. Facilitated by Sean Starowitz (Bloomington, IN), moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on October...
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Kristen Lyle opens Playground Stories

Kristen Lyle, excerpt from Playground Stories, 2018; digital video, time: 5:49; Courtesy of the artist Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present the October reflect / project exhibition from St. Louis artist Kristen Lyle and their short films. Playground Stories and Outside the Sandbox. “Gendered thinking and unconscious bias affects everyone, but...
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Unexpected Interventions

Interchange Artist Fellows Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia (Kansas City, MO), Kendell Harbin (Kansas City, MO), and Erika Nelson (Lucas, KS) discuss art & place, unexpected interventions, and more. Facilitated by Armando Minjarez (Wichita, KS), moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on September 20, 2020.
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