"This event does a great job of showcasing the thriving visual arts community here in the Twin Cities,” said Max Maddox, Twin Cities artist.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Minneapolis-based artist Max Maddox just won the top three awards at the 2012 Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition, including the People’s Choice Award, Chairman’s Choice Award, and sharing BEST OF SHOW with two other artists. The awards honor Maddox’s selected work, “That’s so Gay,” and were presented at the beginning of the Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 8 at the Aloft Hotel in Minneapolis.
Maddox was among 15 Twin Cities-area artists to participate in this exhibition, each of whom was selected by a jury of professionals in the Twin Cities visual arts community. Maddox’s winning mixed media artwork will be showcased to the public outdoors in the History Pavilion in Loring Park, MN throughout the Twin Cities Pride Festival, between June 8 - 24.
“I am thrilled with the response to my art, and so grateful for the opportunity to participate alongside so many accomplished artists in this year’s Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition,” said Max Maddox. “I feel like any of the submissions this year could have won an award because they were all so good, and I applaud the jury for putting together such a tremendous exhibition. This event does a great job of showcasing the thriving visual arts community here in the Twin Cities.”
Minnesota reigns as having the largest GLBT Pride Celebration in the upper Midwest. Twin Cities Pride, a Minnesota nonprofit, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the Twin Cities Pride Festival has grown from a simple protest march to create all the festival’s events, including: the Twin Cities Pride Festival, Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade and the Pride Art Exhibition.
Twin Cities Pride advocate for the GLBT community and foster an environment of tolerance. It projects awareness through various events in accordance with its values. The organization’s philosophy is to create the environment to instill pride in people, encouraging them to see themselves worthy of great things.
ABOUT MAX MADDOX: Max Maddox is a mixed media artist, based in Minneapolis, who captures the psychological and emotional facets of the human spirit. His bold visual statements entice viewers to question their interpretation of belonging, provoke a series of open-ended questions, and sometimes find humor in the context of humanity like in his latest award-winning piece, “That’s so Gay.” Through his unexpected integration of everyday objects and typography, Maddox renders an innovative voice through mixed media and digital art. View Maddox’s art by visiting http://www.maxmaddoxart.com and http://www.mnartists.org/work.do?rid=111029.