2019 Hope Art Exploration Recap

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This was the theme of our NINTH annual Art Exploration Program at Hope Academy and it was an amazing and fun four weeks of creativity being unleashed! Five Artist Mentors worked with ten high school interns in video, music, photography, visual art and theater during the first two weeks. Then in weeks three and four the Mentors and interns led classes for 95 middle schoolers at Hope Academy, culminating in a Community Showcase Tuesday night July 2nd! A big THANK YOU to the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for an Arts Learning Grant, and to all our partners and donors who helped make this program possible! Enjoy all the sights and the sounds below!


Hope Academy Intern Video from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Hope Academy-Bad Ideas Short Film from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Hope Academy-Substitute Teacher Short FIlm from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Photography – Class Pics

Photography – Interns


“Make A Way” – Meah, Abigail and Myriah
“Swag” – DJ and Scott
“Gun Shots” – Eden, Mea and Amy
“I know” – Elliot
“Apollo” – Makayla

Visual Art

Hope Showcase – Speed Painting from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.


Hope Showcase – Theater 2 from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Artist Mentors

Raygen Brown – Photography

Jerry Klepnev – Video

Brandon Karstsens – Music

Delphin Niyonkuru– Visual Art

Joyce Marrie – Theater

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”