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Akre Receives Artist Initiative Grant

John Akre, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Digital Media Arts, was awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. He will use the grant to create "A Community Media Kit Show," a community-created animation project that draws from video he filmed in the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods in the late 1980's and early 1990's. He will be presenting some of these archival films and creating a new animated work with public assistance at the Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave., in Minneapolis on June 16 and 17. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.