I’m Meena – Artist, Public Art Consultant, Project Manager & Community Strategist
There’s power in connecting.
It’s what I strive for my work within diverse neighborhoods, larger communities and public service departments. Connecting is what public art does within communities. And I believe that creating quality public artworks for better public health is what a project consultant’s initiative is about, as well.
During more than ten years in the field of non-profit cultural work in Twin Cities and India, I have collaborated with diverse constituencies to develop, plan, and execute innovative arts & education projects and community initiatives. Employing my project management and coordination skills, I developed presenting partnerships with universities and peer nonprofits to diversify audience; and organized media production workshops for adults and youth and youth. As a public art practitioner myself, I have worked with neighborhood associations, schools, business associations, and religious organizations to organize and present community driven projects in the twin Cities. As a project manager I maintain good understanding of new building construction codes, permits and public safety requirements as well as ADA compliance. Think of me as a basketball coach who can also dunk. Some may call it a “role up your sleeves” energy with a listening mode and collaborative approach. Pairing it with effective communication and technical fluency has resulted in successful projects built with quality.