THE LAB is an evolution of VAE’s long-running Exchange Gallery! THE LAB is a space to experiment with different themes and challenges for our creative community. THE LAB provides artists a chance to exhibit in a highly-visible space and with a theme that connects a full year of individual exhibitions. The theme for September 2016 - August 2017 is COLLABORATION! 


Katie Byrum | Jade Hoyer

July 7 - 27, 2017
Opening Reception: July 7, 6-10pm

Project Statement:

Recurring dream is collaboration between poet Katie Byrum (Brooklyn, NY), and visual artist Jade Hoyer (Minneapolis, MN). Byrum’s poem, To the River House (recurring dream), is a poignant work on coming-of-age, of quiet hometowns and nostalgia. Inspired by Byrum’s work, Hoyer addresses these ideas through printmaking (woodcut and silkscreen) and installation. To continue reading, click here.

We are super excited that Red Hat, a software company whose open source values encourage community-powered collaboration, is partnering with VAE to support THE LAB. 


To see examples of work from previous exhibitions go to our Exhibition Archives and to see way, way back please visit our Flickr.