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Instructions for Peace

Date: 06/25/2013

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free


Instructions for Peace
A group exhibition in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and high school students’ studio projects in the Quarter Gallery on the topic of peace, organized by Marlina Gonzalez.

Exhibition Dates
June 25 – July 20, 2013

Location and Hours
Katherine E. Nash Gallery and Quarter Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612/624-7530
Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply
Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Accessibility and Cost
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery and the Quarter Gallery are wheelchair-accessible. The exhibitions and public reception at the Regis Center for Art are free and open to the public.

Public Program Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Public Reception Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the exhibitions with the curator, artists, and students from the FAIR School Downtown.

Related Events
The exhibition will include Peace Circles, which are story-sharing sessions to be held inside or around five of the installations in the gallery. Each story circle will begin with the personal story of the artist who designed his/her multi-media installation about his/her search for peace. Participants will then share their own stories in response. The stories will be audiotaped for transcription into mini-storybooks. A limited edition of these mini-storybooks will be available during the run of the exhibition. Protecting anonymity when requested, selected stories will also be posted on the Instructions For Peace Facebook page, where visitors will also be invited to share their stories for peace and end with their own three-step instructions for peace. Group reservations may be made through the Instructions For Peace Facebook page.

Instructions for Peace was organized by Marlina Gonzalez. The exhibitions are co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development, and the FAIR School Downtown. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Fiscal sponsorship provided by Springboard for the Arts.

Exhibition Description
Instructions For Peace is a touring public art and gallery exhibition of interactive multimedia art installations containing people’s instructions for peace in the twenty-first century. The project was conceived and curated by Minneapolis-based new media arts curator Marlina Gonzalez. The exhibition was first installed at Togonon Gallery in San Francisco, as a parallel exhibition to the 2009 01SJ Bienniale in San Jose, California. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents an expanded version of Instructions For Peace. This exhibition integrates selections from the San Francisco exhibition with new or commissioned works by Minnesota-based artists. The Department of Art has an ongoing partnership with the FAIR School, a K12 arts magnet school with branches in Crystal and downtown Minneapolis. Instructions For Peace offers a unique opportunity to explore the relationships of art, academics, and peace as a lifetime pursuit that spans generations.


Artists in the Nash Gallery Exhibition
Mina Blyly Strauss, Lourdes Cue, Colette Gaiter, Anita Glesta, Wing Young Huie, betto limon, Fang-Yu Lin, Rebecca McDonald, Hend Al Mansour, John Noltner, Phira Rehm, Roberto Rivera, Jan Selby, Niccu Taffarodi, Missy Whiteman

Katherine E. Nash Gallery
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
In adhering to the land grant mission of the university, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction fosters an intellectual community of nationally and internationally-recognized scholars who: advance understanding of teaching and learning through research and other scholarly endeavors, including the scholarship of teaching and the scholarship of public engagement; support the preparation and development of scholars and educators who are leaders in their disciplines, schools, and community settings, and who are able to collaborate across disciplines to benefit those they serve; engage in multidisciplinary pursuits with partners in P-16 schools, communities, professional associations, and other educational institutions to improve the quality of education for all learners; address the cultural, linguistic, social, political, technological, and economic factors that influence teaching, learning, and research; and foster educational practice that leads to a more democratic and just society. http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/

FAIR School Downtown
We are a Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) community, empowered by diversity and dedicated to academic excellence and artistic expression. We are committed to equity and excellence for all students, eliminating disparities in achievement and opportunity and preparing all learners to thrive in a diverse world. FAIR School Downtown is a school community where students learn in an academically challenging environment that promotes critical and creative thinking. Our commitment to arts education gives students the opportunity to actively engage in culturally relevant and student-centered curricula. Through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction, students make cognitive connections across several disciplines. Our dedicated staff is persistent in the pursuit of new ideas, research and 21st century learning tools that will shape the future of education. It is our power in numbers, value of diversity and strength in community that allows equity and excellence to reign.


  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available in the 21st Avenue Ramp. Hourly or event rates will apply.

More information: http://art.umn.edu/nash

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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