SVSU exhibit tells Stories
Dylan Miner has a PhD, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Transcultural Studies at Michigan State University. Growing up in Caro, Miner treasured the moments spent sitting in deer blinds in the fall and an ice shanty in the winter, learning from those around him about working-class issues never taught in his school's mainstream history courses. "It filled in the spaces." he said of those outings. "It's where we were taught to be a man."
And visitors to the SVSU Art Gallery's "Learning to Labor; Remembering to Resist: Graphics Work and Installations by Dylan Miner" exhibition will find an ice shanty and a deer blind among the prints that celebrate the struggles of the working class and indigenous people throughout North America. ....Self-described as a practicing artist and a trained art historian, Miner uses his two interests to promote a progressive dialogue, and its finding a wider audience as it moves from street art and indigenous cultural centers to galleries such as SVSU's own. "There are different ways of working together, on an equal basis," Miner said. "We have to reclaim those small spaces, our stories, and use them to create better and more just world." For more information on Professor Miner www.dylanminer.com. (Portions above were was taken from a newspaper article published in The Bay City Times, February 18, 2010 written by Sue White)