Dr. Brenda Kayzar is the Collaborative Strategist and Owner of Urbane DrK Consulting where she provides strategic planning, research and advocacy leadership support to government and nonprofit organizations. She applies a hybrid of experience from academia, business, and nonprofit leadership toward shaping better outcomes for communities, arts organizations and creative workers. She’s authored works in academic and local presses exploring the economic, political and social contexts of urban change focusing on revitalization policy, the creative placemaking paradigm, and gentrification and development impacts to lower-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and the creative sector. In addition to civic committee and workgroup participation she’s served on community and nonprofit boards such as the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association and the Arts and Cultural Leadership Program at University of Minnesota.
Krista Anderson-Larson is the director of CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis, and the gallery & collections coordinator at Macalester College in Saint Paul. Her sculptural artwork explores themes related to domestic spaces and sexual identity through materials ranging from found objects to latex paint. Anderson-Larson is a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2016 from the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions and publications, including Sculpture magazine and Art in America. She received her B.F.A. from Bethel University in 2016 and currently lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota.