Jerome Emerging Artists

Continuing: Each artist in this show got $12,000 from the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul to support a year of experimentation. Although they proceeded independently, the five apparently shared concerns on environmental and spiritual issues as well as the trajectory of art itself. Miranda Brandon's participatory installation invites visitors to study the lives and habitats of animals as diverse as bats and prairie dogs. Regan Golden-McNerney creates imaginative drawn-and-photographed landscapes inspired by mundane urban locales, and Jess Hirsch grapples with illness and death. Sieng Lee taps his Hmong heritage in creating a sculptural installation, while Jason Ramey gives second life to old furniture by transforming it into sculpture or adapting it for new uses. His "Queen Anne and Lath" is shown here. (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 8. Free. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-3700 or Mary Abbe