Fresh Eye Arts hosts the exhibition, CAFAC x MSS Student Showcase, through October 7. This exhibition is the culmination of a multi-year long partnership between MSS, Fresh Eye Arts & Gallery’s parent organization, and Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center teaching artists. Fresh Eye Gallery is located at 4238 Nicollet Ave, Mlps. The gallery is open to the public Thu and Fri 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Adults with disabilities who attend MSS, including a collection of Fresh Eye artists, participated in a variety of classes including stained glass, blacksmithing, porcelain enameling, glass bead making, metal casting and more to create the art that will be on display. The exploration of these mediums expanded the type of art Fresh Eye Artists and MSS students have been exposed to deepening their hands-on learning. With the public viewing of their work, Fresh Eye Arts, MSS, and Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center hope to celebrate learning for people of all abilities.
Fresh Eye Gallery is a community art space in South Minneapolis dedicated to showcasing artwork by emerging and mid-career artists, of all backgrounds and abilities. The gallery is an intentionally inclusive space centering and amplifying the voices of artists with disabilities. Learn more at Fresh Eye Gallery. Fresh Eye Gallery is a component of Fresh Eye Arts- a progressive art studio supporting artists with disabilities. Fresh Eye is owned and operated by MSS, a nonprofit organization supporting people with disabilities in the Twin Cities Metro Area since 1949.
CAFAC is a community-based arts organization with unique creative resources designed to be accessible, responsive, and relevant. CAFAC was founded in 2007 by a group of six neighbors who met through their involvement with the Central and Bryant neighborhood organizations. Their idea for an arts center at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue was motivated by a resident-led small area plan that outlined development goals for this neighborhood commercial node.