Art Exploration Program and Showcase – Hope 2018

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This was our eighth year partnering with Hope Academy in S. Minneapolis during their summer session! We offered our Art Exploration program for 85 middle school students and 10 high school interns with classes in Filmmaking, Photo-storytelling, Song Writing, Theater and Speed Painting. The purpose of the program was to offer a creative platform for students to explore and unleash their creative voices and our theme was “created2create!” Check out all the great work from students that was presented at the Community Showcase event on Thursday July 5th. 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!


Inverted Arts Promo from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.


EPSN from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Ant Guy and Bee from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Song Writing

Visual Art

Hope Showcase Speed Painting 2018 from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.






We had a great team of Artist Mentors and interns working together for the first 2 weeks of the program (Click names to see bio and photo):

SongwritingBeck Nebel – interns: Jahnyiya Turner and Annie Pearce

PhotographyRaygen Brown – interns: Angie Torres and Abigail Carlisle

FilmmakingJosh Chitwood – interns:  Cadi Kite and Anni Lira

TheaterChrista Lachell – interns: Jalen Cleaves and Ennaoj Reed

Visual ArtDelphin Starr – interns: Kissely Portillo and Sumaii Gemechu

Artist Mentors and Interns


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.”