Artist, Laura Brown, teaching visitors how to make screen prints.
Laura Brown:
Open Air Studio Session


Rethinking Public Spaces artist, Laura Brown, is hosting her second open air studio session outside of The Soap Factory, inviting the public to screen print with her. Please join us Saturday, August 12th from 12-4pm, and print your own posters of solidarity, encouragement, or protest.While attending the open air studio session participants are invited to view the new outdoor installation by Brown entitled COMING SOON!.

COMING SOON! is made up of screen printed faux “construction signs” installed around the perimeter of the Soap Factory. The shapes and placement of each print allude to common safety signs found in construction zones. In this way the pieces act as artworks hidden in plain sight to activate the exterior and build anticipation for the soon-to-be renovated Soap Factory building.


Laura Brown is a printmaker, book artist, collaborator and teacher. Her work examines human relationships and memory through the lenses of geography, movement, and time. She has held residencies at the Myren Graffikk in Kristiansand, Norway; the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California; Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. Additionally, her work appears in collections at Yale University and the Library of Congress, among others. In May, she received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin

Here & There
This project is supported and presented as part of Here and There: Rethinking Public Spaces, The Soap Factory’s 2017 public programming. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and reviewing what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.

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The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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