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122 Conversations: person to person, art beyond borders
An artist led project, 122 Conversations is a culturally, socially engaged collaboration and exhibition traveling to the sister cities of Duluth, MN. Meeting face-to-face via skype video and in person with people of five countries, conversations are translated by artist Anne Labovitz into art pieces that speak of the urgency for understanding and compassion. The people from each city will add their responses as the show progresses toward its culminating venue at the Tweed Museum of Art in 2017.
         
  122 Conversations News.
In this issue, we'll update you on our recent travel and interviews with friends in Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada! And, on our conversations going on this week from Anne's studio with Skpe interviews from Petrozavodsk, Russia

Conversations on site in Thunder Bay.
Last month we continued the conversations, focusing on the people and culture of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Anne traveled up the North Shore of Lake Superior crossing from Minneosota into Canada on May 21. During the three-day stay, she conducted conversational interviews, visited with many people and toured a few art galleriies. It was wonderful getting to know the interviewees in their beautiful city on the waterfront. A heartfelt thank you goes out to them for graciously accepting the invitation to be a part of 122 Conversations. Thank you also to the Sister Cities International of Thunder Bay and to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery where the traveling exhibition will open on September 10th.

Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 2015  


Petrozavodsk Skype Conversations Are Under Way This Week!

The interviews started in the studio with Anne interviewing Vera Meshko, Public Relations Officer with Sister City Petrozavodsk in northwestern Russia on Monday. Yesterday she spent time with Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina . Watch the interviews here. Several more interviews are a scheduled for this week including Photographer Boris Konanov.






What's Coming Up?

This week. Petrozavodsk, Russia
Interviews continue with friends and representatives via Skype.

June, 2015
Conversations and interviews with Duluth representatives.

July 3, 2015. Duluth, MN
We will engage in face-to-face interviews and conversations with Japan's Duluth Sister City delegation from Ohara-Isumi City who will be visiting then.

July 4th, 2015
Fourth Fest in Duluth, MN. Visit the 122 Conversations Booth at Bayfront Park. Artist Anne Labovitz will be creating art work through Public Engagement. Click here for more information on Duluth's Fourth Fest.


Connect with us to learn about upcoming events and more!
Please, Be in Touch!

We welcome all those who've been interviewed and those who have cultural content they want to share about 122 Conversations or their cities to further the conversations and exchange.
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Engage the conversation on social media about the ideas and questions surrounding 122 Conversations by way of our Facebook page.
Connect with us today.


Want To Be More Involved?
Are you interested in participating in the conversations and exchanges of 122 Conversations? Maybe you'd like to join us in Duluth for the June conversations with representatives from Duluth and also in July with friends visiting with the delegation from Japan.. Contact us to find out more! There are other opportunities to support this amazing project. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Duluth News Tribune, Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth, Visit Duluth and Otis Magie Insurance. Find out more here.


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