L-R: The Illuminated Reef Collective, Jonathan Rodriguez and Ali OReilly. Steven Lang


Energy: Made Here Launch Party

Daily from Dec. 19-March 21
Time Varies
Free; RSVP suggested for opening reception

Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Made Here series is back, this time highlighting the work of more than 30 artists who have all created pieces around the theme of energy. They’ll fill 20 storefront windows in downtown Minneapolis, as well as two large-scale photography exhibits outside of the Mayo Clinic Square. For “Legendary,” Tom Baker, Hannah Foslien, and Maya Washington created portraits of “Purple People Eaters” Carl Eller, Alan Page, and Gene Washington (the nickname refers to the 1970s Vikings defense). The second show, “Urban Mandala” by Neal Peterson, features two large collages made up of photos taken around Minneapolis. Other projects include underwater artistry by the Illuminated Reef Collective, pieces by Sarah White and Marissa Murdy highlighting the work of Global Rights for Women, and showcases by artists Bianca Pettis, Galen Higgins, Akiko Ostolund, and Tana Hargest. For the launch event, visitors can take a walking tour of all the window displays and public-art projects. A reception at Mercy Bar and Dining (Le Méridien Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 19. RSVP at, or find a map of installations at