For Safekeeping

For Safekeeping

Second Shift Studio Space presents For Safekeeping, a pop-up exhibition featuring artwork by 2020/21 artists in residence AK Garski, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Erika Terwilliger.

Second Shift Studio Space of Saint Paul supports and empowers artists who experience marginalization as a result of their gender identity by providing free studio residencies to four artists for a full year. 

Second Shift’s 2020/21 artists in residence have spent much of their residency working diligently in their respective art practices while keeping physically isolated from the public to stay safe. As the 2020/21 residency draws to a close, For Safekeeping showcases artwork by three of the current residents and marks an exciting opportunity for the artists to reconnect with the public. Join us for a socially distant reception on June 10, 6-8pm!

Gallery hours:

6/3 Thursday 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  6/4 Friday 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  6/5 Saturday 1:00 pm-4:00pm
  6/10 Thursday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm (reception 6-8pm)
  6/11 Friday 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  6/12 Saturday 1:00-4:00pm

10-12 masked visitors will be allowed in the gallery at a time during open hours

About the Artists 

AK Garski (they/them/theirs) is a non-binary visual artist, educator, and activist whose artwork confronts the repressive cultural norms that are encouraged by the Western gender binary. They specialize in observational drawing and painting and regularly facilitate community dialogues via arts programming that address systemic inequities. Garski is a 2021 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support Grant.

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (she/they)  is a dancer-choreographer, educator, and artist organizer. Founder and Artistic Director of AMVTP, which produces collaborative solo dance works and global commissions that uplift and inspire our humanity; educational programs that utilize the creative arts as a tool for self- development; and community building initiatives that assist mid-career women creatives with resources to thrive. Morris-Van Tassel is a 2021 McKnight Choreographer Fellow.

Erika Terwilliger (she/her/hers) is a visual artist working primarily in ceramics, plants, and fibers. Terwilliger is influenced by a childhood spent planting, harvesting, and preserving produce from her family’s garden. Her artwork relies on time and labor intensive making processes to explore connections between the human and natural, the organic and inorganic.

Image: fiber installation by Erika Terwilliger.

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