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Art Heroes photos: Roger and DeAnna Cummings at Juxtaposition Arts

Arts & Culture Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Roger and DeAnna Cummings founded Juxtaposition Arts in 1995 and continue to teach and train young people in the arts while employing them as apprentices to work alongside professional artists. They were photographed outside the Juxtaposition Arts gallery space near West Broadway and Emerson avenues N. in Minneapolis Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013. 
2 Artist Nate Young, second from left, talks with apprentices in the contemporary arts program Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 at Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis. The group, including Cobilee West, Jahliah Holloman, Loreda Ransom and Beverly Wilkins, left to right, was talking about objects they collected outside, and how they could add value to these found objects by incorporating them into their artwork. 
3 Juniors Beverly Wilkins and Loreda Ransom, left to right, examine objects they collected outside and cleaned up that might be incorporated into an art project Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 at Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis. 
4 Contemporary arts apprentices Jahliah Holloman, Beverly Wilkins, Cobilee West and Loreda Ransom, left to right, work in the Juxtaposition Arts studio Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. 
5 Juxtaposition artists and student apprentices work from a couple of different store fonts on West Broadway near Emerson Avenue N. in Minneapolis Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013. 
6 Jahliah Holloman, a junior at Southwest High School, works on a pencil drawing while waiting for her apprenticeship program in contemporary arts to begin Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 at Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis. 
7 Graphic design apprentices, including Akhil Miller Devon, foreground, work in the Juxtaposition Arts studio Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. The apprentices are paid for their work and create logos and designs for corporate and non-profit clients. 
8 Sophomore Alycia Rocque, left, a screen printing apprentice, works with printmaker and teacher Lindsay Splichal on a print that was commissioned as a birthday gift Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 at Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis. 
9 Juxtaposition teacher and printmaker Lindsay Splichal works on prints that will be included in a client's birthday party invitations Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013. 
10 Ahmani Curtis, a senior and an apprentice in Juxtaposition Arts' screen printing program, examines a burned screen to see if it is dry Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013. She was working on a job for the University of Minnesota.