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February 20, 2008

Chango Devine

Chango Devine
Anonymous

This entire exhibit was really cool to go to. I really liked the idea of a community based art program that goes back to its own benefit, and the artists are extremely talented. I never would have guessed that the works in the exhibit were all made by the youth in the program. I picked this piece in particular because it really speaks to the relationship between individual and community and how the artist feels that they fit into it. The work is very symbolic as the artist describes in their summary, the juxtaposition is very clear between a dark almost scary Minneapolis skyline which symbolizes the violence that occurs primarily at night in north Minneapolis. This makes a stark contrast to the doves in the skyline and the hand reaching out to grasp the word love. The artist says that peace is there, the problem is the people who disrupt it make that peace harder for everyone else to see.