Sara Hanson
Breaking the Mold:  A Celebration of Self

Free Arts Minnesota and Mia

Fifty teens and youth from three program sites participated in a eight-week cast metal workshop at their site to create their own sculpture.  This work culminated in a group exhibition at Mia as part of their centennial celebration.

The artist-students explored how to express and celebrate self through playing, constructing, and sculpting with personal and found objects to create a cast metal sculpture.  Each step of the process was done at their site for a hands-on experience with or witness to the entire process from start to finish.

These artworks represent a transformation – of materials and self – that honors identity, vision, new skills and hard work.

Thank you:  Teens, youth and their communities, Free Arts Minnesota staff and volunteers, Mia, guest artist metal casters, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.


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