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See exhibit Beyond First Impressions

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Bloomington Briefing Published September 1, 2021
Updated on September 13, 2021
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Challenge your perceptions: see the art exhibit Beyond First Impressions. During this time of political, social and class divide, artist Robin Blochinger takes a bold step to connect with strangers in a Saint Paul park. The resulting portrait series captures the essence of people and the humanity of their stories. 

“You have no idea who that stranger is if you judge him or her by your fears, stereotypes or prejudices,” Blochinger said. “If you take the time and approach an experience with an open mind and heart, you will see the good around you, beyond those
first impressions.”  

The exhibit takes place, September 16 – October 31, in the Bloomington Center for the Arts Atrium Gallery at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. An opening reception will be held on September 16, 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 952-563-8575.