Speaking at UIX Detroit



Joan Vorderbruggen, “Room For Everyone” Forecast Public Art, September 2015.

Print Media

Jessica Armbruster, “Made Here: Represent” City Pages A-List, June 1, 2016

Kristin Tillotson, “Hennepin Theatre Trust gets $200K to spruce up the street” Star Tribune, April 12, 2016

Mary Abbe, “Guerrilla Girls growl and take over Twin Cities arts organizations” Star Tribune, January 21, 2016.

Natalie Daher, “Giant Bob Dylan mural takes shape in Minneapolis”, Star Tribune. August 28, 2015. 

Sheila Regan, “Brilliance!  Made Here” City Pages A-List. November 28, 2014

Nicole Rupersberg, “Joan Vorderbruggen is the one woman powerhouse behind Minneapolis’ Made Here” Creative Time, September 16, 2014

Kristin Tillotson, “Joan the Connector” Star Tribune. July 9, 2014

Aimee Blanchette,” Fashion Faves with Joan Vorderbruggen” Star Tribune. April 6, 2014

Ann Klefstad, “Joan Vorderbruggen: reawakening empty storefronts to their potential” MinnPost.  March 21, 2014

Kristin Tillotson, “13 More Heroes of the Minnesota Art Scene, 2013.” Star Tribune. December 31, 2013

Sarah Valli, “Bridging the Rift. Made Here: Connecting the community with its downtown.” The Wake. November 11. 2013.

Dallas Johnson, “Bridging Neighborhoods and Fun” The Alley Newspaper. Oct 1, 2013.

Stephanie March, “Made Here Scene and Heard” MSP Magazine. September 1, 2013.

Jahna Peloquin, “Made Here on Block E” VitaMN. September 25, 2013.

Jessica Armbruster, “Made Here” A-List. City Pages. September 25, 2013.

Jahna Peloquin, “Pizzaslutz” VitaMN. September 9, 2013.

Gregory J. Scott “Sincerely Yours, Carl E.” VitaMN. August 8, 2013.

Jessica Armbruster “Sincerely Yours, Carl E.” A-List City Pages. August 14, 2013.

Marlys Harris “Block E’s art windows next step in promoting Hennepin Cultural District” MinnPost. August 6, 2013.  

Sheila Regan “Art Front on Eat Street” A-List City Pages. May 29, 2013.

Mary Abbe “Art Spotlight: Storefront Art on Eat Street” Star Tribune. May 30, 2013.

Jahna Peloquin “Cheesus” VitaMN, March 31, 2013.

Mary Abbe “Minneapolis Performance Artist Dis Cheesus on his big day” Star Tribune. March 15, 2013.

Riikka Mahlamaki “Mekot Alas Seinilta” Torstaina. March 3, 2013.

Sheila Regan “AIS 123. . .4:An Exhibition Celebrating Artists in Storefronts” A-List City Pages. March 1, 2013.

Camille LeFevre “Artists in Storefronts 3” A-List City Pages. December 1, 2012.

Dylan Thomas “From Storefronts to Basements” Southwest Journal. December 10, 2013.

Heidi Raschke “Occupy Storefronts” MSP Magazine. February 1, 2013.

Aimee Blanchette “Out of the nursery, onto the runway” Star Tribune. December 27, 2013.

Sheila Regan “Guerrilla Girl Benefit” A-List City Pages. August 8, 2012.

Jim Walsh “Night of the Buskers” Southwest Journal. June 11, 2013.

Andy Sturdevant “Artists in Storefronts” MinnPost. June 6, 2013.

Mary Abbe “Window Dressing in Whittier” Star Tribune. May 4, 2012.

Michelle Leon “Art: What’s in Store for Whittier” VitaMN. May 3, 2012.

Mary Abbe “Art Spotlights” Star Tribune. April 26, 2012.

Jessica Armbruster “100 Creatives” City Pages. May 17, 2011.

Online Articles 

Pamela Espeland “‘Reflection: Made Here to launch at free downtown event” December 2, 2015

Jessica Armbruster “Reflection: Made Here”.  2015

Euan Kerr “To artist, towering subject matter drives Dylan mural”  MPR News. August 31, 2015

Associated Press “Downtown Minneapolis building to get giant mural featuring portrait of Bob Dylan” US News. August 26, 2015

Sarah McKenzie “Inspired by intersections” The Journal. June 15, 2015

Pamela Espeland ‘Intersections: Made Here’ launches Minn Post. June 5, 2015

Pamela Espeland “Brilliance!  Made Here: a downtown tour of MN art” Minn Post. December 12, 2014

Basel Constantine “Brilliance! Made Here:  Public art project spans 15 blocks downtown” TC Daily Planet.  December 6, 2014

Nicole Rupersberg “Joan Vorderbruggen is the one-woman powerhouse behind Minneapolis’s Made Here” Creative Exchange for Springboard for the Arts. September 16, 2014

Sarah McKenzie “Hennepin Pop up Park and Vacant Storefronts” The Journal. June 28, 2014

Juleana Enright “AIS 5: Cinema Fantastico” l’etoile Magazine. January 2, 2014

Joe Kellen “Made Here Block E” MN Daily. October 20, 2013

Rebekah “East Lake Bike and Bus Cinema” My Broadsheet.  October 10, 2013

Anna Pratt “Block E’s Made Here Exhibit” The Line Media. October 16, 2013

Maggie Kane “Artists Light Up Block E” Journal Mpls. October 7, 2013

Nancy Ngo “Block E to Spruce Up” Pioneer Press Blog. September 27, 2013

Morgan Mercer “Go Underground with Soap Factory Director, Ben Heywood” Modern Midwest. September 30, 2013

Bill Lindeke “Resurrecting Block E with Joan Vorderbruggen” TC Daily Planet. September 9, 2013

Tad Simons “The Block E Art Project: Definitely Made Here” Mpls St Paul Magazine. August 8, 2013

Sheila Regan “Can Art Save Block E?” TC Daily Planet. August 4, 2013

BWW News Desk “Made Here to launch pop up galleries” Broadway World. August 1, 2013

Mary Ziotas “Made Here to Beautify Block E” Minneapolis 2 Night. August 1, 2013

Jessica Armbruster “Made Here in Block E” City Pages. July 30, 2013

Jake Anderson “Artists Sought for Block E” Twin Cities Business. July 30, 2013

Dylan Thomas “Block E to get artistic make over” Journal Mpls. July 22, 2013

Sheila Regan “Cheesus” City Pages. March 27, 2013

Dylan Thomas “Artists in Storefronts Moves Indoors” Southwest Journal. March 21, 2013

Sheila Regan “Jaime Carrera talks about Outlet Performance Festival” City Pages. December 5, 2012

Sarrita Hunn “Artists in Storefronts” Temporary Art Review. November 20, 2012

Cyn Collins “Local Super Group Play the Who By Numbers” City Pages. November 27, 2012

Wendy Ruyle “The Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Spirit with Joan Vorderbruggen” MN Do- Gooders November 6, 2012

Mike Boehm “Guerrilla Girls exercise artistic license” Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2012

Olivia LaVecchia “50 reasons why Minnesota is sexy” City Pages. September 19, 2013

Sheila Regan “Guerrilla Girls put Michele Bachmann on Mpls Billboard” TC Daily Planet. September 15, 2012

Sheila Regan “Guerrilla Girls billboard opposing marriage amendment” TC Daily Planet. August 30, 2012

Jessica Armbruster “Sideshow Soo Year Two” City Pages. August 22, 2012

Sarah Howard “Artists in Storefronts: Filling the void with art” TC Daily Planet. June 18, 2012

Heidi Raschke “In Whittier, the difference a little art can make” MN Original. May 24, 2012

Jessica Armbruster “Whittier Artists in Storefronts” City Pages. May 9, 2012

Marianne Combs “Turning blighted neighborhoods into urban galleries” MPR. April 9, 2012

Radio/TV Spots

Euan Kerr, MPR News. August 31, 2015

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. June 16, 2015

Marianne Combs. MPR Art Hounds. May 28, 2015

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. January 6, 2015

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. March 21, 2014

Cyn Collins Spinning with Cyn. KFAI. March 8, 2014

Rudy Maxa Rudy Maxa’s World. Sirius October 5, 2013

Cassie Hart KSTP News. September 27, 2013

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. September 26, 2013

Jearlyn Steele WCCO Center Stage. August 11, 2013

Rebecca Weseman Fox 9 News/Fox 9 Buzz Feed. August 10, 2013

Jamie Yuccas CBS Morning News. August 8, 2013 John Croman

KARE 11 News. June 26, 2013

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. May 15, 2012

Streaming Media/Interviews

UIX Detroit, September, 2014

WCCO, “Downtown Windows Illuminated with Art” November 29, 2014

Line Break Media, “Activating Vacant Spaces” Forecast Public Art Review.  July 8, 2014

MA Rosko Fox 9 News. March 21, 2014

Lucia Carroll, “2013 Resident Artist/Elsewhere” May 3, 2013

Brandon Juarez, “Artist Chat Reel” You Tube, December 6, 2013

Brandon Juarez, “AISF Reel” You Tube, December 6, 2013

Brandon Juarez, “Lollycopter Promo” You Tube, December 6, 2013

Raw Artists Showcase, “Lollycopter” RAW Fine Line, June 28, 2011

Soap Factory, “Joan Vordebruggen Interview” Haunted Basement, December 26, 2011

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