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Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery

The Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery is located in the garden level of Appleby Hall, on the northeast side of the building. The gallery space is curated by the Women's Center, and the art exhibits feature University of Minnesota-affiliated artists with a social justice focus. The art exhibit changes each semester, and each new exhibit is marked with a gallery opening that is open to the public.


AHA! Gallery Spring Exhibit: FAB Art Show 

Feminist Ambassador Brigade, the Women’s Center student volunteer group, hosted the Appleby Hall Art Gallery spring opening on Friday, February 9, 2018. The gallery will be up through spring semester, and features the work of artists (and U of M students) Yasadie Rosario and Kendall Laurent.

In the interest of undoing past discrimination and exclusion of women from the canon of Western art, Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) hosted this art show to celebrate and support the diverse work of local femme-identified artists and their unique approaches to art. Their goal was to provide a professional environment where the artists have the opportunity to showcase their artworks which can be pieces of painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, etc. for viewing and/or purchasing.

About Yasadie Rosario

Yasadie Rosario is a 21yr old Dominican self taught artist from South Minneapolis. She’s been creating since she was little. She recently pursued painting August of 2016 and has been managing her own small business since. She finds her inspiration through feminine beauty, nature, and intersectional feminism. Her artwork projects liberation, diversity, vibrancy, empowerment, boldness, and unique artistic elements.

About Kendall Laurent

Kendall Laurent’s artwork explores figure and object with vibrant and untraditional use of color to capture the emotional energy which can be held in bodies of matter. She draws her inspiration from the power and presence which people and things show in their postures and ultimately their identities.