Wash Your Hands Northfield
Three artists from the St. Olaf College 2018-2019 5th Year Emerging Artists and the Carleton College 2018-2019 Educational Associates programs teamed up with the Wash Your Hands project to bring customized hand-washing art to restaurant bathrooms in Northfield, Minnesota during Spring 2019. Check them out here!
Meet the Artists
Mercy Garriga, Artist
Emma Standen is a visual artist from Missoula, Montana. A recent graduate of St. Olaf College, Emma is currently staying one more year as a Fifth Year Emerging Artist. At St. Olaf College, she received B.A. in both Studio Art and Religion and a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. Thus far her artistic style has developed into self-directed projects often embracing the unplanned, exemplifying reaction to material, and using a surface display raw unedited expressions. Her work goes away from prototyping and planning and embraces what happens, celebrating each mark made. Her work tends to tap into an emotional base through layers and whimsical creatures. To read more about Emma, check out our "musings" blog!
Mercy Garriga is a graphic designer born and raised in Chicago, IL. She recently graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. in Studio Arts and Race & Ethnic Studies, and is currently a Fifth Year Emerging Artist at St. Olaf College. She is passionate about issues of race and how she can shine a light on them through her artwork. Mercy’s intent is to give a megaphone to those who have been yelling but remain ignored by the powers that be. She hopes to make people laugh, cry tears of joy, think critically, and see themselves through her artwork. To read more about Mercy, check out our "musings" blog!
Hunter Brown, Artist
Hunter Brown is a non-binary installation artist, sound artist, dancer, and craft enthusiast based in Minneapolis, MN. In 2017 they graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Studio Art, after exploring a diverse array of interests, and now work as an Educational Associate at Carleton. They aim for their art to invite the viewer to play with their attention and to be aware of their body. Hunter seeks to connect ideas continually, to play with language and symbol, and to understand the intersection of their identities through art and performance.