Identity at Gallery 120: Closing Reception

Monday, February 27, 2023 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Gallery 120 at Inver Hills Community College is hosting a closing reception showcasing selected works from the Art from the Inside: IDENTITY exhibition. You are invited to support our justice-impacted, currently and formerly incarcerated artists and experience their art.

The closing reception takes place Monday, February 27, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and you’ll get the chance to meet the Art from the Inside founder and AFTI Board members.

Auditions postponed from Tuesday, February 21, 2023, due to winter storm.

Featured artists

  • Bill Bailey
  • Cyrus T.
  • Eduardo Morales
  • Jason Bolstad
  • Junior
  • L. Maurice Martin
  • Luis Barajas Jr.
  • Roberto Lopez-Rios
  • Shane Spicer
  • Starlin
  • Thomas L.
  • Tommy Corrales
  • Ricardo Dominguez
  • Jennifer Marx

WHAT: Closing Reception
Art from the Inside: IDENTITY

WHO: Justice-Impacted Incarcerated Artists
Current and Former

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2023
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Auditions postponed from Tuesday, February 21, 2023, due to winter storm.

WHERE: Gallery 120

Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
General: 651-450-3000
Gallery: 651-450-3101


Identity can be defined as “the qualities, beliefs, personality traits, appearance, and/or expressions that characterize a person or group.” In this exhibit, the artists explore the construction and interpretation of how we see ourselves as individuals and how we see each other.

Identity catalog

The question “Who am I?” asks us all to consider the relationship between the individual and society. Human beings are a complex combination of who we innately are, informed by our lived experiences, our culture, our environments, by things we control and things we cannot control.

While some aspects of an individual’s identity may be fixed or considered immutable, many aspects of a person’s identity change throughout his or her life and carry different weights at different times throughout our life. How do we embrace the complex layers of our individual and shared humanity?

How do we crack open the rigid ways we define ourselves and the other. What does it feel like to give ourselves and others space to grow and grace to evolve? How do we open ourselves to the possibilities of hope, to change the story we tell ourselves and the stories we tell about the other.

Learn more about Art from the Inside: IDENTITY at Gallery 120 by contacting:

Jay Jensen
Ceramics Faculty
Gallery Curator and Coordinator
Gallery 120 on Facebook
Gallery 120 Online

Learn more about the A.F.A. in Art at Inver Hills by contacting:

Rob Kolomyski
Painting and Drawing Faculty

¹ SOURCE: Art from the Inside

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