Breaking The Mold

Free Arts Minnesota and Mia


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Fifty teens and youth from three program sites participated in an eight-week cast metal workshop at their site to create their own sculpture. This work culminated in a group exhibition at Mia as part of their centennial celebration.

The artist-students explored how to express and celebrate self through playing, constructing, and sculpting with personal and found objects to create a cast metal sculpture. Each step of the process was done at their site for a hands-on experience with or to witness the entire process from start to finish.


These artworks represent a transformation – of materials and self – that honors identity, vision, new skills and hard work.





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