2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Connect with Us
- Mentoring Peace through Art
- From Kindergarten to Senior Year
- Of Sadness and Hope: Images from the Northside Tornado
- Profiles in Partnership photo exhibit at UROC
- UROC Community Day in Pictures
- Community Day Program Video Highlights
- Cornerstones: a History of North Minneapolis documentary
- Meet Heidi Barajas
2013 U.S. Congressional Arts Competition:
Visual Arts from High School Students in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District
In the UROC Gallery April 8 though 27
Reception and award presentation: 6 p.m. Monday, April 22
More than 50 paintings, photos, and prints by high school students from Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District participating in the 2013 U.S. Congressional Arts Competition. The juried competition aims to recognize and encourage artistic talent among high school students throughout the country, with winners being honored at an award ceremony in Washington D.C.
Selling Kenya: The Traditional and Contemporary Arts of East Africa
In the UROC Gallery through March 30, 2013
Kenya native Hellen Keraka takes us on a tour of the arts and crafts of her homeland.
This exhibit is the result of Keraka's two-year odyssey to bring Kenyan-made jewelry, baskets, textiles, and paintings to Minnesota.
Keraka, a UMN Extension educator, hopes the exhibit will inspire others to take a deeper look at the people, places, and things of her native land.
Black, Brown, and Green: Abstracts and environmental portraits by photographer Dudley Edmondson
UROC Gallery Show
September 20–January 12, 2013
Photographer Dudley Edmondson celebrates
wilderness and the human spirit with abstract
nature studies and portraits of African
American environmentalists and outdoor
enthusiasts. An author, filmmaker, and educator,
Edmondson is a passionate advocate for
connecting youth and people of color to the
natural world. His award-winning photography
has been shown by the Conservation Fund,
Sierra Club, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
'Mentoring Peace through Art': The Student Canvas Project
UROC Gallery Show
Through August 31, 2012
Jimmy Longoria is a Chicano artist who specializes in murals and large works through layers of contrasting colorful and vibrant brush strokes. The second phase of this three part exhibit features more than 100 works by Step-Up Achieve and university students who participated in Longoria's Mentoring Peace Through Art summer 2012 program at UROC.
Through April 26, 2012
A juried exhibit of work by Northside Arts Collective members. The collective is dedicated to uniting, enriching and advancing the Northside community through the arts. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists Reception: 5–8 p.m., Wednesday, April 11
'From Kindergarten to Senior Year: Hall International and North High School Art Show': UROC Gallery Show
Through February 29, 2012
A mixed media exhibit featuring works by students from Elizabeth Hall International Elementary School and North High School. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: 3–6 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
Through January 27, 2012
Inspiration in the wake of the May 2011 Minneapolis tornado is the subject of this moving exhibit of people and places photographed by students at Nellie Stone Johnson and Jefferson Community schools. The exhibit was produced with help from local photographer Wing Young Huie as part of the Minneapolis-based GeneroCITY after-school program. The program, which engages students in activities and discussions about social justice and diversity, is a collaboration between Minneapolis Public Schools and Twin Cities-based nonprofits Edit the World and Bolder Options. For more information on GeneroCITY, visit www.edittheworld.org. All images are available for purchase, with proceeds donated to local nonprofits involved in post-tornado support. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours are available upon request at email@example.com.
'Profiles in Partnership': UROC Gallery Show
Through December 31, 2011
A photographic exhibit representing a few of the many University of Minnesota and community people who work together to advance the vision of UROC. The 12 large-scale portraits were taken in September 2011 by acclaimed documentary photographer Scott Streble.
Pictured: Louis King II, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Summit Academy OIC, and Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, UROC community liaison, who collaborated on relief efforts in the aftermath of the May 2011 tornado in North Minneapolis.
UROC Community Day 2011 in Pictures
Snapshots from the September 2011 open house … including visit by University President Eric Kaler
Right, President Kaler with members from Urban 4H, an Extension youth development program based at UROC.
UROC Community Day 2011 Video Highlights
Video of remarks by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, Senior Vice President Robert J. Jones, and UROC executive director Heidi Lasley Barajas at the 2011 UROC Community Day event
Documentary produced by University of Minnesota in collaboration with tpt, Twin Cities Public Television.
Meet UROC Executive Director Heidi Barajas
UROC executive director Heidi Barajas discusses UROC's role in the University's outreach-engagement mission and the advantages of UROC's place-based location.
The University of Minnesota UROC building at Plymouth and Penn avenues in North Minneapolis is open Monday–Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.