Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES Main Street Project

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES created The Main Street Project and commissioned myself and two other photographers – Wing Young Huie and Jake Armour to interpret the concept of main street.

I focused on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis as for me – that is the center of the city. There was a super cool photography unveiling with large scale projections on buildings around the metro area in conjunction with on-site performances by Arena Dances.

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi’s and buses and bikes and it’s wide pedestrian walkway represents the ‘main street’ of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances creates “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicolet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota host taxi's and buses and bikes and it's wide pedestrian walkway represents the 'main street' of the commercial heart of the city. Mathew Janczewski's Arena Dances creates "Main Street Project". Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota for Mathew Janczewski’s Arena Dances “Main Street Project”. Photographs by Keri Pickett © 2014

Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.