An art and story collaboration between the Grinnell HIstorical Museum & Grin City Collective

Grin City's 2017 summer project is coming soon to our home base of Grinnell, Iowa! This year two teams of Grin City's alumni artists will be embedded in the Grinnell community to develop a set of art works, performances or a series of events about the theme of Grinnell businesses that no longer exist. It's a celebration of our Main Street business community! This project is a partnership between Grin City, the Grinnell Historical Museum and the Drake Library's Poweshiek History Preservation Project. 

March 12 - 18, 2017, the full Map of Things artist team will spend a week in Grinnell, meeting community members, listening to their stories, and learning about the history of our town. The group will then split into two teams to work remotely on separate projects both pertaining to the theme "Map of Things No Longer Here." Each team, with the help of community partners, will determine the content and form these projects and work together to build the final product before finally returning to Grinnell in June for a 2-week residency to finish and present the group's art. 

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Upcoming Events
*Thursday, March 16, 2:00-3:00pm - Story & Memory Sharing
Carmen Center at Mayflower Community (2nd floor of Health Center)
Reminisce with friends about your favorite former Grinnell businesses. Let us record your stories for future Grinnellians.

*Friday, March 17, 6:00PM - Grin City Potluck
UCC Church, 902 Broad St
Break bread with friends and family and participate in the very beginning stages of our "Map of Things" art projects

Participating Artists:
Rachel Buse / Des Moines, IA
Keva Fawkes / Iowa City, IA
Freesia McKee / Milwaukee, WI
Molly Rideout / Grinnell, IA & Columbus, OH
Purvi Shah / New York, NY
Anna Swanson / Portland, OR

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