As Paul Lai, Ramsey County librarian and lead on this book project states, This Was 2020 “…highlights the voices of people in Minnesota as they remember a difficult year.” And those voices come from across the state, most from the metro, but also from greater Minnesota. The writing, Lai notes, offers glimpses into our communities.
Judges for the award also sing the book’s praises, calling it “a beautiful anthology that memorialized a very difficult year in Minnesota.”
There is an opening and limited in person galley hours available. In addition, the exhibition and a video (artist discussion) will be available on line! With concerns due to Covid/Delta growing the online option is a wonderful way to see the work!