The Show

Winna Bernard
by Winna Bernard | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

I am a social worker in the field of disabilities and I am an artist. Over the 20 years that I have been a social worker, I have seen many art works created by artist with disabilities. These artist rarely get a chance to promote and sell their work in the mainstream art world. If they are featured in a public gallery or shop it is usually brief and not during peek times. It has become very discouraging for me to see these great pieces of art work sitting in store rooms for few to see or buy. So I have started a non profit. This non profit will be a retail art store called "The Show".
"The Show" will sell all kinds of local art, but will specialize in promoting and selling art created by local artist with disabilities.
The name "The Show" has two meanings. One meaning is that of a baseball player making it to the major league, going to "The Show". The second meaning is, having art work in a "Show".
"The Show" will be a fun, inviting place to experience and buy art in St.
Paul. It will be perfectly located in Lowertown near the new St. Paul Saints Stadium. What a great way to connect baseball with art and artist with disabilities to the Lowertown art district. It's a win win! This one of a kind non profit will be located in the heart of St. Paul's art district, Lowertown, which will for the first time ever, give artist with disabilities equal access to the Twin Cities art scene. With the new light rail, these artist will actually be able to get to "The Show" to promote and sell their work. The mission of "The Show" is to promote awareness, foster dialogue about context of art creation, and create an environment where all artists are welcome regardless of training and background. Our vision is to create a space that represents a unique amalgamation of artist unlike anything else currently in the Twin Cities.

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The Show

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I am a social worker in the field of disabilities and I am an artist. Over the 20 years that I have been a social worker, I have seen many art works created by artist with disabilities. These artist rarely get a chance to promote and sell their work in the mainstream art world. If they are featured in a public gallery or shop it is usually brief and not during peek times. It has become very discouraging for me to see these great pieces of art work sitting in store rooms for few to see or buy. So I have started a non profit. This non profit will be a retail art store called "The Show".
"The Show" will sell all kinds of local art, but will specialize in promoting and selling art created by local artist with disabilities.
The name "The Show" has two meanings. One meaning is that of a baseball player making it to the major league, going to "The Show". The second meaning is, having art work in a "Show".
"The Show" will be a fun, inviting place to experience and buy art in St.
Paul. It will be perfectly located in Lowertown near the new St. Paul Saints Stadium. What a great way to connect baseball with art and artist with disabilities to the Lowertown art district. It's a win win! This one of a kind non profit will be located in the heart of St. Paul's art district, Lowertown, which will for the first time ever, give artist with disabilities equal access to the Twin Cities art scene. With the new light rail, these artist will actually be able to get to "The Show" to promote and sell their work. The mission of "The Show" is to promote awareness, foster dialogue about context of art creation, and create an environment where all artists are welcome regardless of training and background. Our vision is to create a space that represents a unique amalgamation of artist unlike anything else currently in the Twin Cities.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

This type of non profit has never been done before. The Show, will for the first time connect artist with disabilities to the mainstream art scene and in an accessible way. (Because it will be accessible by the light rail) The Show will add to the growing art district in Lowertown. The Show will help to bridge the connection between the baseball and artist communities.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The Show will make a huge impact on the lives of artist with disabilites by giving them a place to promote and sell their art in the mainstream art community.

This non profit cooperative art space will promote and create diversity and inclusion for the first time ever in the Twin Cities.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The Show will be remembered because it will be duplicated in other cities across America. The huge disability and art communities here in the Twin Cities will continue to promote The Show.

This is so innovative other communities will want to create similar non profits.

johnshantelle143 johnshantelle143 said: Some shows inspired us. Many people would really love to see it. - YOR Health about this Competition Entry. - 2608 days ago read more >

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