Marriage Equality Print Project
At the stroke of midnight on August 1, 2013, Minnesota became one of the growing number of states in the nation to enact same-sex marriage equality. To mark this historic occasion, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak hosted an event that night at City Hall where over sixty same-sex couples were finally allowed to legally wed.
As part of the celebration, MCAD hired three artists to create limited edition commemorative serigraphs to mark the occasion. Artists Diana Eicher, Ben Proell, and the team of Christopher Alday and Kara Gregory were each responsible for producing 175 serigraphs to give away to the happy couples, volunteers, and members of the public present at the August 1 event. Each print was inked by hand on acid-free paper and signed and numbered by the artists.
Sets of the prints were also donated to GLBT advocacy organizations–such as OutFront Minnesota, the MN AIDS Project, Twin Cities Pride, and the Human Rights Campaign–as potential fundraising items to help continue the fight for GLBT equality both locally and nationally.
This project was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of the Mid America Print Council Journal.
Kate Mohn ’14 MA
Diana Eicher, MCAD faculty and print shop coordinator
Ben Proell ’13
Christopher Alday ’13
Kara Faye Gregory ’14