Heroes: Now and Then

Feb 20, 2021 — May 22, 2021
Education Center Gallery, Level 1

In challenging times, the world needs more heroes.

About the Exhibition

The 15 portraits represented in Heroes: Now & Then were created by 12 Detroit-based youth artists working for Mint Artists Guild during summer 2020. In addition to the Hero portraits, the artists created paintings, coloring pages, community art projects, and digital artwork throughout the summer.

The show represents a diverse array of heroes, ranging from real-life and imaginary figures to famously courageous individuals and everyday heroes who pave the way for all of us. 

Mint Artists Guild transforms young aspiring artists by providing education, enrichment, and experience, resulting in earning opportunities, exposure, and mentorships that launch creative careers and lasting connections. Learn more about Mint Artists Guild.

Installation Photography

Recommended Reading

Our community partners at the Grand Rapids Public Library have curated two reading lists inspired by this exhibition.

Heroes Coloring Page

Download and color a hero portrait of your own, illustrated by Mint Artists Guild artist Alexis Bagley.