News: Local artists will showcase their work in upcoming digital Hennepin Gallery exhibit

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Local artists will showcase their work in upcoming digital Hennepin Gallery exhibit

‘Make Space’ will feature artwork from Kprecia Ambers, Philipo Dyauli and Connor Rice  

Forecast Public Art and Hennepin County will host an online gallery exhibit highlighting the work of Twin Cities artists Kprecia Ambers, Philipo Dyauli and Connor Rice. 

Visit the online gallery starting November 1. (Due to Covid-19 closings, gallery exhibitions at the Hennepin County Government Center have shifted to a digital format.) 

The three artists previously participated in a Hennepin Theatre Trust project with Clear Channel OutdoorArt Connects Us” featured their artwork on 60 digital billboards across the region. The project shared messages of hope and gratitude to people working on the front lines of COVID-19.  

While their work was seen in highly visible public spaces across the city, “Make Space” gets closer to the details. The artists share what they’ve been working on and how the pandemic has impacted their artistic practice.  


About the artists  

Kprecia Ambers 

Kprecia Ambers is a full-time digital illustrator and owner of Kp Inspires. Illustration is her voice and tool to support and celebrate others. Her biggest inspiration is people. Her dream as an illustrator is to reach and fill homes around the world with art, products and designs that aim to encourage self-love. 




artwork by Kprecia Ambers
Kprecia Ambers

credit: Drew Arrieta / Forecast Public Art


Connor Rice 

Connor Rice is a multi-media artist from Southside Minneapolis. His work is heavily inspired by hip-hop, street art and ancient propaganda. He uses art to document the issues and motifs of pan-Africanist realities throughout time and space. Connor is a recent recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and the Jerome Fellowship at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Connor was commissioned to direct and execute murals for the City of Minneapolis Public Service Building and in 2019 for Make on Lake, a public art initiative on Lake Street.  



Artwork by Connor Rice
Connor Rice

credit: Drew Arrieta / Forecast Public Art


Philipo Dyauli 

Philipo Dyauli is a self-taught painter, illustrator and draftsman from Tanzania. His work primarily consists of acrylic paintings on canvas inspired by favorite painters, music, films and the natural world. His childhood consisted of road trips, family reunions and visiting National Parks in Tanzania. Dyauli incorporates his Tanzanian roots and personal experiences to create artwork that reflects life in the United States and East Africa. This often involves depictions of favorite family traditions, friends and personal heroes.  


Artwork by Philipo Dyauli
Philipo Dyauli

credit: Drew Arrieta / Forecast Public Art


Project partners 

Hennepin County Multicultural Arts Committee (MAC): created by the county board in 1995 as part of the organization’s response to the Minneapolis Initiative Against Racism. MAC sponsors art displays, performances, discussions and exhibits representing Hennepin County’s diverse cultural canvas.

Forecast Public Art: a non-profit arts organization that activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity. 


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