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East Phillips October ’22

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Now Hiring: Business Manager

The alley is seeking a part time Business Manager for approximately 10-20 hours per month.

The Business Manager will conduct and oversee tasks related to managing and maintaining the business and administrative operations of the 501c3 nonprofit organization, Alley Communications. This is a contracted position at $25 per hour.

Contact Cathy Strobel-Ayres at cstrobel11@gmail.com for a detailed scope of services and information to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong customer service and project management skills and experience working with economically and culturally diverse communities and individuals.
  • Excellent skills in meeting deadlines, task management, and adaptability.
  • Strong coordination and communication skills, including ways of communicating effectively within the diversity of the Phillips Community, both written and verbally.
  • Experience with producing and maintaining spreadsheets in either Excel or Google sheets.
  • Previous administrative or light bookkeeping experience in a for profit or nonprofit organization.
  • Strong relationship-building skills demonstrated by successful experience in collaborating on projects or working collectively.
  • An ethic and orientation that recognizes the value and dignity of each person and strives to create conditions that support people, assists in engaging people to participate in the organization, and builds relationships to insure a community-building spirit within the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for community driven media and experience working with print media.
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Dave’s Dumpster October ’22

Ventura Village October ’22

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Phillips West October ’22

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Midtown Phillips October ’22

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Two Rivers Gallery Prepares For Remodel

by BEN HEATH

As the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Franklin Avenue gears up for its expansion over the next few years, Two Rivers Gallery is taking care of the art. Arts consultant Lydia Four Horns has the task of locating, identifying, documenting and safely storing all the works of art that Two Rivers Gallery has collected since its first art show in 1975, held at what was then the Minnesota Regional Native American Center.

Since that first show, the gallery has built an extensive collection of works by Native artists from across the country. Some of the many artists represented include JoAnne Bird, Darren Vigil Gray, and Fritz Scholder. The estimated number of artworks held by the gallery is around 1,000, including the newly acquired American Indian Movement archives. Additionally, the immense George Morrison wood piece spanning approximately 700 square feet on the building exterior will be uninstalled and receive extensive restoration before being stored until construction is complete.

Currently, Four Horns is working on an inventory of items. She says the process includes “photographic documentation and object condition reporting, with museum standards of proper storage and handling methods.”… Read the rest “Two Rivers Gallery Prepares For Remodel”

September Events

Free Thursday Evenings at ASI

3 PM – 8 PM

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue South

Free

Explore the ASI galleries and the historic Turnblad Mansion with free admission beginning September 1. https://asimn.org.

There will be live music on select Thursdays, starting with Scott Keever on Sept. 1st. Keever is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist who combines an American roots sound with other far ranging styles. https://asimn.org/event/music-thursdays-at-asi-scott-keever

Noojimo (She Heals)

Through September 17

All My Relations Arts

1414 East Franklin Avenue

Free

Noojimo (She Heals) celebrates the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces. In many Indigenous communities, the Auntie serves as an extra parental role – one who provides mental, physical, and spiritual support to younger relatives. http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/noojimo-she-heals/

Art Design by Alice Butts

Through Our Eyes Festival

September 9 – 18

Open Eye Theatre

506 East 24th Street

Sliding scale, $20 – Free

Open Eye welcomes Exposed Brick Theatre’s Through Our Eyes Festival, featuring the world premiere of two plays, Freeing Assata, by Sterling Miller, and A Love Story in 8 Scenes, by Siddeeqah Shabazz, along with a variety of workshops celebrating the power of storytelling. Both shows are directed by Simone Williams. https://www.openeyetheatre.org/through-our-eyes-festival

East Phillips Improvement Coalition Community Permaculture Trainings

September 9th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th

4 PM – 8 PM

East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South

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East Phillips 17th Avenue Community Garden, 2428 17th Avenue South

Free

Permaculture promotes the best ways we can mimic nature to live in balance with the earth and not against it.… Read the rest “September Events”

Blooming Together!

By BART BUCH, Director of Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts

This summer Semilla has been busy creating peace through beauty on and around Bloomington Avenue South in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood, our home. Last summer our theme was “Together/Juntos,” as coming together again after being separated from the pandemic was thrilling. This year we take that theme a step further with “Blooming Together.” We hope to reflect and create a wave of new togetherness, with us each trying to bloom anew. You are going to see quite a few flowers in the work that is going on, and amongst this new garden we are in, we acknowledge the persistent hardship, desperation and violence in our midst here in Midtown Phillips, and especially on Bloomington Avenue. The situation we are in is complex in this neighborhood, in this time.… Read the rest “Blooming Together!”

Billboard

“Fragility vs. strength. Who is strong, who is fragile? Who is in greatest danger? In crisis, how do we retain our humanity if we have power or if we do not?” – Constanza Carballo

Billboards for Justice selected the Families Belong Together art piece for the billboard on top of Cup Foods at George Floyd Square at E. 38th St and Chicago. The piece is by local artist Constanza Carballo and collaborating artist Kenneth Rivera. Constanza came to the Phillips Community from Argentina as a young child. She is now a nurse at the Community-University Health Care Center.

Photo credit: Magdalena Kaluza

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