Images (clockwise from top left): Untitled, Amy Sharpe; Falling Up, Marley Kaul; Talk/Listen, multiple artists; Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Michael Tonder; Strength through Support, Jim Zasoski; Stigma, Jo Jo; Untitled, Jim Brandenburg; What’s Left Chest; Dale Johnson.

Through a series of community conversations, conducted by Project Director John Bauer, over 40 of Minnesota’s finest artists were invited to express their view of the grief and suffering experienced by people left behind as a result of suicide. The exhibit opened at MacRostie Art Center in September 2015 and featured a variety of art forms, including photography, painting, poetry, sculpture, and interactive forms of art.


Participating Artists:

Rebecca Arnold-Sauer

Avivo ArtWorks (cynTHIA, Christi Furnas, Peter F. Hinze, Kandace Krause, Ruth Lais, Jes Reyes, James E. Sjolin)

Christine Baeumler

John Bauer

Joan Beech

Alice Blessing

Kali Benson, Kalli Wilson, and Ashley Blevins

Jim Brandenburg

Brenna Busse

Bob Carls

John Connellly

Steve Downing

Ann Elliot Artz

Jim and Renee Engebretson

Michael Finley

Michael Forbes

Karen-lisa Forbes

Lea Friesen

Paula Jensen and Grant Goeltz

Jo Jo

Dale Johnson

Marley Kaul

Ashley Kolka

Meredith Lynn

Lynnette Mackey

Krista Matison

Jay McDougall

Ann Meany

Vivienne Morgan

Robin Murphy

Matt Rasmussen

Mary Rosenberg

Amy Sharpe

Aaron Squadroni

Travis Stejskal

Joyce Sutphen

Adam Swanson

Kellie Rae Theiss

Michael Tonder

Elizabeth White

Leah Yellowbird

John Zasada

Jim Zasoski


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.