A Mighty Fortress exhibit featured in Twin Cities media

New sounds inside the Mighty Fortress (by Karl Gehrke, Minnesota Public Radio, December 21, 2006) "A new exhibit at the University of Minnesota challenges the stereotype of Lutherans as staid, white Scandinavians. The recent arrival of immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia has created many ethnically diverse Lutheran congregations in the Twin Cities. As the exhibit demonstrates, you can hear as well as see the changes. " Continue..

This collaborative exhibition by photographer Wing Young Huie and Allison Adrian, an ethnomusicologist, is currently at the Elmer Andersen Library, University of Minnesota (West Bank). Open 12/21, 12/22, 12/27 and 12/28. Hours 8 am - 4:30 pm. Admission is free. The exhibition will travel to Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, March 16, 2007. Check for times at www.luthersem.edu or call 651-641-3456.

"A Mighty Fortress, Far from Lake Wobegone," highlights 16 immigrant Lutheran congregations in the Twin Cities. The churches span three synods and offer a melting pot of origin, style and language.

Directions and parking for Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Find out more about the artists and U of M co-sponsors of the exhibit.

MPR's feature on the exhibit including some of the recordings.

"Lutherans, yes -- Typical, no" St. Paul Pioneer Press, 12/21/06.

For more information contact:

Wing Young Huie Photography & Gallery
2525 Franklin Ave E, Suite 100
Mpls, MN 55406

Open by appointment.