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Photo Night Rescheduled

The Community Photo Night has been rescheduled to Oct. 10, 6:30 pm. There is still time to send in your photos!

Have your photos of St. Paul’s University Avenue neighborhoods projected on our 40-foot screen on the evening of Sunday, October 10 for our “COMMUNITY PHOTO NIGHT.” This is open to all photographers, amateur or professional, University Avenue resident or not.

All types of photography will be considered, including photos of people, things, landscapes, conceptual, or family snapshots (but only your family snapshots if you live in a University Avenue neighborhood). The photos should be taken in the area north of I-94, south of Pierce Butler, East of Emerald Street (two blocks west of Hwy 280) and west of I-35E.

Send a maximum of 3 jpgs (around 1.2 mb) to:

Or drop off a CD (maximum of 3 jpgs) at the Project(ion) Site anytime during projection hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 7 pm – 9:30 pm, 1433 University Avenue (across the street from Walmart, next to the Town House Bar).

This is not a photography contest, rather a way of creating an epic family album from all points of view! Photos selected will be at the discretion of Wing Young Huie.

Read more about the University Avenue Project here.

The University Avenue Project

Wing Young Huie

Wing Young Huie

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Public Art Saint Paul Presents Wing Young Huie’s The University Avenue Project — The Language Of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry

From May through October, 2010 Wing Young Huie’s photographs will transform Saint Paul’s University Avenue into a six-mile public gallery, revealing the everyday realites of the diverse neighborhoods connected by this urban thoroughfare. Hundreds of images will be displayed in windows and on buildings from the KSTP tower to the State Capitol. Each night at a landmark project(ion) site Wing’s images will be shown on 40-foot screens, accompanied by a soundtrack from local musicians.  Monthly cabarets will feature live community performances and new media presentations. A two-part book from The Minnesota Historical Society Press documents this extraordinary project.

Get Involved:

VOLUNTEERS We are currently recruiting volunteers that will be an essential part of producing this exciting large-scale project. Volunteer opportunities include project outreach, exhibition set-up, installing the photographs along the avenue, nightly running of projection site, community events and exhibition strike. If you are interested in participating, click here to register online.

BUSINESSES along University Avenue, offer your storefront window or building wall to exhibit Wing Young Huie’s photographs. Offered space must be available until the exhibition end in Mid-November. Click here to offer space at your business.

MUSICIANS, submit your music to be a part of the University Avenue Project! Images will be shown nightly on billboard-sized screens at the Project(ion) site, accompanied by prerecorded music by local musicians from an array of genres and cultures to create a musical soundscape that reflects the diverse and unique sound of the city. Take a look at the gallery of images and imagine which of your songs would add layers of meanings to this significant community project. Download this form for more information and to submit your music.

PERFORMERS Once a month The University Avenue Project(ion) site will host a community event to showcase the talents of local individuals, organizations and community groups. Information on how to register for a performance slot at a community event coming soon.

Capturing the Corridor

Wing Young Huie

Wing Young Huie

Surrounded by a panorama of black and white photographs in his Franklin Avenue studio, Wing Young Huie is the portrait of a photographer. Cameras and lenses cover his desk, a large wooden work table has countless pictures, open photography books and quotes written on small pieces of paper arranged in a kind of ordered chaos that is the early soup of Huie’s University Avenue Project.

The internationally renowned photographer is scheduled to debut his work in May of 2010, along the Central Corridor. Huie is working in collaboration with Public Art Saint Paul to create a 6-mile public art gallery along University Avenue. Photographs will be displayed in shop windows, on the sides of buildings and projected on an outdoor screen. More than 500 photographs will be on display, transforming the Central Corridor into an exploratory visual experience that plumbs the depths of University Avenue’s complex cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

Among the community organizations that support this project are University United and the University Avenue Business Association. The exhibit will run for six months, from May through October of this year.

To read more about Wing Young Huie and the University Avenue Project, pick up the spring edition of the Aurora/St. Anthony newsletter.

Photo collage