The Duluth Art Institute presents a collaborative project between Duluth artist Sarah Bauer and Robin Assner of St. Louis. The exhibit, "Acts of Hope and Futility" runs through May 3, with a reception at 5 p.m. today and an artist dialogue at 6 p.m. Friday.

"Acts of Hope and Futility" explores the energy it takes to control many aspects of one's life and includes photography, video and installation.

Bauer is an associate professor in the art and design department at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Assner is an assistant professor in photography at Webster University in St. Louis.