‘Lives Touched by Suicide’ Exhibit comes to Grand Rapids, Nisswa

A free “What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide” multimedia exhibit is in (or coming to) two communities in northern Minnesota.

Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids (1851 E. Hwy 169) will host the Exhibit January 26 through February 9. A reception was held January 30.

The exhibit will be in Nisswa, north of Brainerd, February 15 through March 15 at Lutheran Church of the Cross (5064 Co Rd 13). A special event with discussion will be held Sunday, February 18, at 9:30 AM. For more information about this event and venue, contact Kate Carlson, 218-746-4416,

From March 15 to April 15 the exhibit will be in Austin at Austin Congregational UCC (1910 3rd Ave NW), with a reception TBA. Venue info: Shari Mason, 507-433-2301, Another location in the Twin Cities is also being planned.

Since it opened in 2015 at Macrostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, this multimedia exhibit, “What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide,” has traveled to churches, art galleries and colleges in Rochester, Duluth, Red Lake, Bigfork, Virginia, Bemidji, Hibbing, Minneapolis, Minnetonka and Little Falls. Fifty artists participated — painters, poets, sculptors, glassworkers — to create a proactive community dialogue about suicide and mental illness with a goal of reducing the stigma surrounding them.

For more info on hosting this exhibit, contact Katie Marshall at 218-326-2697 or or go to

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