The Center for International Education

A nonprofit organization

263 donors


What We Do

For 50 years, we have been creating an array of multimedia, multicultural projects with people of all ages for audiences of all ages all over the world.

Our activities are divided into three parts: art projects, video production, and teaching artist residencies.

What You Will Support

Your donations will support our good work in progress. 

We are organizing a retrospective for the fiber artist Tressa Sularz. The exhibition will be at Homewood Studios Gallery in Minneapolis during April, 2023. A selection of the artist’s work will show her evolution from a traditional basketmaker to a creator of sculptural forms. Work made with the four basic methods of weaving—wicker, plaiting, coiling, and twining—will be shown. Some say weaving, which is practiced worldwide, is the oldest of human arts.

One video in progress is a film about Louis Sullivan. The documentary uses the small town bank buildings which Sullivan called his jewel boxes as variations to illumine a theme. We see the artist Mike Hazard filming the jewel box in Algona, Iowa. Still evolving, the artist’s latest idea is to make this film about Sullivan part of a larger portrait of his late father, Patrick D. Hazard. It was Patrick who turned his son on to the idea of Louis Sullivan.

We teach people of all ages how to express themselves by making videos and photographs which we then share with public media.


Since 1972, we have been creating a diverse range of cultural work from live performances in theaters and parks to art exhibitions in museums, libraries, and other public spaces to television broadcasts and social media streams.

Notably, The Center has produced seven documentaries directed by Mike Hazard that have been nationally telecast on PBS. In addition, we have made 228 videos that play worldwide on various social media platforms.

The Organization

The Center is a micro-nonprofit with an artist-in-residence, Mike Hazard, guided by an engaged board of directors. We contract with many talented individuals and collaborate with many organizations to create new work.

The Ask

We invite you join us by supporting our new work.

Another major project in progress is organizing our archive to prepare donating it to a public library. We have always regarded the media which we have made with public funding to be a public work. This collection will be free for all to use and/or repurpose in perpetuity. 

Donate if you can, please. Ua tsaug. Danke. Gracias. Mahadsanid. Pidamaya. Miigwech. Arigato. Tak. Merci. Thank you.

Seen here is a picture from A Great Ride, one of three artist books that Mike Hazard has made during the past year and exhibited at the Rourke Art Museum. The book, what the artist likes to call a paper movie, depicts his companion Tressa’s illness with Lewy Body dementia and their lives as care companions.


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The Center for International Education

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Arts & Culture

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743 Fillmore Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413