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Soap Factory July Residency Reception & Exhibition

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3×5 July Residency Opening Reception


Opening Reception: July 23rd, 2016, 6:00pm-10:00pm

July Residency Runs: July 5th – July 31st, 2016

Exhibition opening receptions are free and open to the public.

To respect the artists’ time during the residency there will be no regular gallery hours.


Opening Reception for the third of five residencies as part of 3×5: The Soap Factory’s Emerging Artist Residency program.Three by Five is a new opportunity consisting of five one month-long residencies that take place from May until September this year. Each month, three different artist coordinators, selected from Soap Factory alumni or other highly-regarded artist leads, host one or more emerging artists of their own choosing in one of our first floor galleries. These emerging artists will be allowed to make new work directly in the space, responding to the gallery environment and to one another. Towards the end of their residency, they will be presenting their work to the public with an open house event.This program is happening at an exciting time at The Soap Factory, and we are honored to make new relationships and re-engage with a large group of emerging artists and audiences. Our goal is to give artists-in-residence support in the areas they need most support in; space to create, freedom to experiment, networking opportunities, exposure for and critical reviews of their work. This is a great opportunity for audiences to view new work by some of the Twin Cities’ most innovative, up and coming artists.

You can stay up to date on their progress by following the artists on our 3×5 Tumblr blog, visiting The Soap Factory website, and subscribing to our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please welcome our July artists-in-residence:

Gallery 1 with Artist Coordinator, Labor Camp’s Piotr Szyhalski

People’s Library :

  • Nancy Hicks
  • Jonathan Herrera
  • Leonel Reyes
  • Sterling Edwards
  • Xochitl Perez
  • Linda Moncada
  • Zoja Chmielarczyk
  • Kestrel Hendrickson
    With help from People’s Library Volunteers – Kendra Rueskan, Jen Neville, Sarah Bel

Gallery 2 with Artist Coordinator,  Jehra Patrick

Gallery 3 with Artist Coordinator, Pramila Vasudevan

  • Chamindika Wanduragala
  • Lela Pierce


About the Soap Factory:


The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment.

Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Media Contact:

Joni Van Bockel