Happened
Thu, Feb 28th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
10 Thousand Design
400 N 1st Ave Ste 600, Minneapolis MN 55401

Registration is CLOSED but some seats are still available on a first-come, first-sit basis.
Doors open at 5:30PM: Get there soon get your seat!

Meow Wolf is a collective of over 300 creators bonded by a passion for art across a variety of media, including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, video production, cross-reality (AR/VR/MR), music, audio engineering, narrative writing, costuming, performance, and more. Meow Wolf champions otherness, weirdness, challenging norms, radical inclusion, and the power of creativity to change the world. 

Meow Wolf’s first permanent installation, the THEA Award-winning House of Eternal Return, launched in March 2016 with support from Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin. Inside, guests discover a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and an expansive narrative amidst surreal, maximalist, and mesmerizing art exhibits. Located in Santa Fe, HOER features a children’s learning center, a cafe and bar, and a highly-rated music venue.

AIGA MN along with 10 Thousand Design will host a FREE private screening of “Meow Wolf: Origin Story”— a high-adrenaline documentary that follows the seven eclectic founding members and hundreds of volunteers as they struggle with fracture, loss, success, and failure over a decade, while constantly redefining themselves and what art can really be. The film is an artistic explosion in and of itself, throwing down a kaleidoscope of color, sound, and music that brings this crazy, highly inspiring ride to life.

The screening is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

  • Meow Wolf screening at 6:15pm
  • Panel Discussion at 8:00pm featuring:
    • Tricia Heuring
    • Chris Pennington
  • Lite snacks, beer, and wine

Panel Discussion Speakers

Tricia Heuring

Tricia Heuring is a curator, arts organizer, and educator living in Minneapolis. A mixed-race, multi-cultural American, she was born in Thailand and spent formidable years in Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. While setting down roots in the Twin Cities over the past 15 + years, she’s instigated various platforms for cultural production and creative communities.

Since finding her forte in visual art, she has become an advocate for curatorial practices that re-frame the role of the gatekeeper to instead, facilitate equity and inclusivity in the art world.

Chris Pennington

Have you ever seen a plasma ball? Those electric currents contained in glass and found in every mad scientist’s lab. That’s basically Chris Pennington. An ever-moving, always electrifying, mysterious mastermind with crazy ideas that somehow not only work, but mesmerize and entertain thousands as well.

His crazy ideas have become the Twin Cities’ extremely popular Soap Factory Haunted Basement, Ten Second Film Festival, Community Water Balloon Fight, and Liberty Parade. But it’s his joy of creating and making people happy that led he and his partners to create Can Can Wonderland.

Contact Leadership

Ted Kusio
Ted Kusio
Director of Alliances
A relative newbie to MN (almost four years!), Ted Kusio is, or has been, a Creative Director, Interactive Designer/Developer, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, TV Critic and Professor. He designed a record-breaking presentation for Vogue magazine; animated effective online ads for The New York Times paywall; directed a Flash agency’s creative and technical evolution to HTML; and made web sites, web apps, presentations, online ads, videos, motion graphics and other digital content for other big names you’ve heard of (DDB, Macy’s, The Discovery Channel, Estée Lauder) and some you haven’t.

At AIGA MN he’s been a member of the Diversity and Inclusion and Design Camp committees, helps his wife run The Redeeming Time Project, draws impossible people, and explores the many flavors of creativity available in the Twin Cities.