Partnership Resources, Inc. - PARTnerships

Four Tenets of PARTnerships

~ Increase self-expression

~ Breakdown stereotypes and myths

~ Provide income opportunities

~ Add beauty to the world

“Art means that I can be expressive and free, not always trapped, it is just an extension of me.”

~ Dionne, Artist

Dionne - Sunset

“… art brought a new life in me. Without the art classes, something would be missing in my life.”

~ Richard, Artist

Richard - Beginning of Life

For More Information About
PARTnerships, Contact:

Maureen Rosacker


or email

Northern Clay Partnership

PRI artists, art instructors, and staff are active in the community and have developed partnerships with other organizations to enhance arts programming at PRI. For example, long-time community partner Northern Clay Center, whose mission is the advancement of the ceramic arts, has provided both on and off-site clay classes to PRI clients.

This partnership is made possible in part by Northern Clay Center.  Northern Clay Center is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Challenging Perceptions Exhibit

“Challenging Perceptions: PRI Artists Focus on the Walker Art Center” is a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) funded project through their Arts Learning fund. This fund receives dollars from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment. Through this grant, 20 artists with disabilities studied the Walker Art Center’s permanent collection. While PRI artists were working on a portfolio project, the Walker Art Center was one of several art sites visited. Curator Bartholomew Ryan facilitated PRI artists’ connection to and engagement with the Walker’s permanent collection and developed a community partnership between PRI and the Walker.

The provided a high-quality arts learning experience for the group, further developed the artists’ drawing and painting techniques to produce an art work, exposed artists to new media and art forms, and provided the Walker with insight and feedback regarding accessibility to the arts.

Lara Hanson, PRI art instructor led the project and drawing and painting studio for five small groups of four students each were held at all three of PRI sites throughout the project period and additional art making experiences were held at the Walker’s Art Lab with Ilene Krug Mojsilov, Art Lab Coordinator, providing instruction.

Additionally a project booklet was produced and is part of the exhibit. We feel this booklet really gave those who viewed and visited the show, which is now at Campbell Mithun Tower, until the end of March, a deeper insight into the project and the inspiration for the artists’ works.

Please contact Janet Virnig, Development Assistant, for more information or to make arrangement to see the exhibit.


Click to download Challenging Perceptions Exhibit Booklet

This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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