Minneapolis artist, social chronicler, and Jerome Fellowship recipient, Michael Hoyt, pulls this mobile drawing studio behind his bike all over the Twin Cities. He invites local residents -- of some of the area's least reported-on communities -- to sit for a portrait, and tell Mike their stories.
The resulting art, scanned on the spot, and copies shared with subjects, bears the names of the citizens interviewed and sketched.
As the Jerome Fellowship show book at the current exhibit at Minneapolis College of Art and Design explains, "The premise of Mike's project is simple: seen together his portraits suggest a host of questions about place and identity, pride and community, and the role of an artist when he 'pedals' beyond gallery walls."
Check out this exhibit for yourself. It's at the College of Art and Design now through the 10th of November.