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Learning Dreams featured in Hennepin Gallery

Dreamcycle.JPGLearning Dreams, a project of the School of Social Work faculty member Jerry Stein, is featured in a new art exhibit, LEARNING DREAMS: Art + Community + Curiosity, in the Hennepin Gallery in downtown Minneapolis.

Learning Dreams' goal is to create a culture of learning by providing support to adults, youth and children to pursue their learning goals. With backing from Hennepin County's Multicultural Arts Committee and Hennepin County Library, Learning Dreams artists Jena Brune and Matt Carlson developed a mobile "Dreamcycle" to tour the region and collect people's responses to the questions: "What do you want to learn?" and "What do you dream of doing?"

The Hennepin County exhibition, which will run though Oct. 30, features the Dreamcycle as it reveals the stories of participants, past and present, who have realized their dreams. A special feature is the Dreamcycle itself, which will be active on the Public Service Level of Hennepin County Government Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. each Friday during the exhibition. See the slideshow about the exhibit on the gallery's website.
The display was organized by Forecast Public Art, sponsored by Hennepin County's Multicultural Arts Committee, designed by Witt Siasoco and produced in part by MCAD/DesignWorks. Support for the project was also received from Hennepin County Library, Learning Dreams, the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and an anonymous donor.
For more information about Learning Dreams, visit their website.

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