Dolan Cyr - May 2017

Memorial for an Art Building

Dolan Cyr is a visual artist, community organizer and social practice artist from St. Paul Minnesota. In the Spring of 2016, the Lowertown art community, where Cyr lives and works, lost its largest studio building to redevelopment.  Cyr created Memorial for an Art Building as a farewell gift to the artist of the JAX Art Building. The series was displayed in the storefront windows during the building’s last month as an art space.  The series honors the different art forms that were practiced and taught at the JAX. One year later, the JAX sits empty and Memorial for an Art Building has become a warning to other communities to guard against complacency and to speak up for the arts.

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