Start Seeing Art is all about finding, identifying and appreciating public art in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Too often public art is ignored or forgotten. Sometimes you can’t even find basic details like what the work is called or who created it. The goal of Start Seeing Art is to map and identify that artwork so it can be appreciated and enjoyed.
As the Start Seeing Art catalog of Twin Cities art grows, hopefully you’ll be able to discover new works of art in your neighborhood that you didn’t even know were there. You’ll be able to make connections, follow specific artists and maybe even get a vague grasp of what that especially weird piece is about.
Kevin D. Hendricks – Founder & Blogger
Since moving to Minnesota to attend college in 1997, Kevin has been in love with the Twin Cities. He quickly discovered the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens and has been enjoying less well-known public art ever since. He has a minor in art which helps him appreciate if not understand art, gives him enough knowledge to be dangerous, and keeps this all from becoming too artsy-fartsy. Kevin has been blogging since 1998 on his personal blog and runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. He also likes to read a lot.
Jeffrey Martin – Designer & Blogger
Jeffrey has been working as an architectural and graphic designer since he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1998. After working as an in-house designer at local architecture firms for 10 years, Jeffrey started his own business, Jeffrey Martin Design. He provides art direction, graphic design, marketing and design strategies for small and medium-sized businesses. In 2007, Jeffrey completed his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota where he wrote his thesis on improving organizational performance through cultivating individual creativity and leveraging innovation.