Art Exhibit from Partnership Resources Inc. Returns to Pattee Hall

Tue Feb 13 2018
Nymeh T of Partnership Resources Inc. poses with one of his paintings.

The Institute's Changing Landscapes project—a rotating exhibition of work by artists with disabilities—launched its first 2018 show in January when ICI welcomed artwork from Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI). "PRI serves approximately 300 adults with developmental disabilities and it was one of our early exhibiting partners in the Changing Landscapes initiative back in 2008 and 2009," recalls Megan Dushin, current exhibit organizer and project co-founder. "Their staff and artists also helped plan and present at the Arts & Disability Symposium at the Weisman Art Museum that year. We are honored to have them back!" 

This year's exhibit by PRI features 37 works of art—acrylics, watercolors, pastels, clay, tile, glass, and mixed media—by 28 artists. Among them is Nymeh T. (pictured), an African refugee of the Liberian civil war who suffered motor and brain damage from high fever at age three; he exhibited at Pattee Hall in 2009 and has a piece in ICI's permanent collection. Visitors are welcome to view the art now through March 25, weekdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and the public is welcome to purchase art from the exhibit. If interested in purchasing art from PRI, please contact Candice Simpson at

Art installations and receptions are supported by the Institute's Changing Landscapes Arts Committee and the Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund. Changing Landscapes celebrates at least three shows per year by local artists with disabilities on the University of Minnesota campus. In 2017, Changing Landscapes also began exhibiting in the broader Twin Cities community at churches, coffee shops, and soon the Minneapolis Club. "We are grateful for the ongoing support of donors to the Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund which furthers our mission to support and celebrate artists with disabilities," says Dushin.