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Power Tree Quilting Session for Phillips neighbors

Wednesday, July 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Tamales y Bicicletas, 2820 15th Avenue South

Join Million Artist Movement at Tamales y Bicicletas garden, in collaboration with Native Youth Arts Collective. Make a quilt square while we discuss and explore what community safety means to us and dive into our radical imaginations as we reflect on our past, present while using art to envision the future of our communities. This is part of a series of quilting events and conversations through August 2022. Art and ideas generated will be incorporated into a mural that will be installed later this summer at the garden. All are welcome!

Million Artist Movement (MAM) is a cooperative of Black-Brown-and-Radical Artist Revolutionaries and Activists committed to racial and environmental justice. The Native Youth Arts Collective (NYAC) is a group of Native teens and young adult artists residing in the Little Earth and East Phillips neighborhoods in Minneapolis.… Read the rest “July Events ”

Interview With Musician Andrew Naranjo

By MARY ELLEN KALUZA

I first heard drumming emanating from Andrew’s house last year. I’ve been able to track his progress through the walls and am greatly impressed. It is clear he loves drumming! Over the four years his family has lived across the street, I’ve come to know Andrew as a very cool and interesting person. I really appreciate the breadth of his interests.

How old are you? What grade are you in?

I’m 11 and going into 6th grade.

Describe your art or interests.

Drumming and soccer.

What inspired you to take up drumming? When did you start?

I saw people doing it on music videos and at church. It looked cool, so I’m trying it out. I started a year ago. I love it. When I play drums it makes me feel happy, and you can do whatever you want.

And soccer?

There’s a soccer team at my school. I wanted to try it out starting in kindergarten. I like playing it because I have a lot of friends in it who encourage me when I’m playing.… Read the rest “Interview With Musician Andrew Naranjo”

Dave’s Dumpster July ’22

PWNO July ’22

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VVNN July ’22

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MPNA July ’22

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We Are Still Here at All My Relations

As part of the inaugural collaboration between Hennepin Theatre Trust and All My Relations Arts, We Are Still Here features the culmination of works completed by the artists during their eighteen month cohort. The artworks include digital designs previously featured on billboards in downtown Minneapolis, along Hennepin Avenue, and throughout the Twin Cities. These works served to uplift Native voices and highlight truth-telling by changing the narrative of Native people in Minnesota. The art highlights contemporary Native culture while dispelling stereotypes through education, humor, and bold, thought-provoking designs. By interweaving contemporary and traditional storytelling, and the allyship of Indigenous communities here in the Twin Cities, We Are Still Here connects the Native history of the land and continued connections to our past through the powerful visuals and current narratives of contemporary Native artists.

We Are Still Here

Featuring Ray Janis, Sheldon Starr and Missy Whiteman, with mentor artist Jonathan Thunder.

All My Relations Arts

1414 East Franklin Avenue

May 24th – July 2nd, 2022

Closing Reception: Saturday, June 25th 6-8pm

For more information visit: allmyrelationsarts.com

The Trouble with Normal

Peace House Community Journal

By Marti Maltby

A friend of mine who struggles with addiction recently told me about a hiking trip he took with a group of acquaintances. He didn’t know anyone in the group very well, but he knew them well enough to talk with them throughout the day, and he enjoyed his time with them. I was surprised when he told me that later on he had suffered a severe bout of depression because of the hike.

“I feel like I lied to them. I tricked them,” he explained. It turned out that as part of his recovery from addiction, he tries to be completely honest with others, not living a double life as he did when he was actively using drugs. Understandably, he hadn’t used the hike as an opportunity to tell the group about his addiction, and he was worried that they thought he was “normal.” He felt like he had pretended not to have any problems, when from his perspective he was an addict who was totally messed up, despite the time he had been able to spend away from drugs.

I admire my friend’s commitment to his recovery, and to being honest, but I didn’t think he did anything wrong by not revealing the worst parts of his life to the group.… Read the rest “The Trouble with Normal”

The Impact Theory of Mass Extinction at HOTB

About Impact Theory

From June 16th to June 26th, Heart of the Beast will produce our first major puppet and mask performance since 2018, The Impact Theory of Mass Extinction, by Junauda Petrus-Nasah.

Impact Theory tells the story of two black, queer, teens who discover dinosaur bones in their South Minneapolis neighborhood! Our teens get sucked through a prehistoric portal, where they explore extinction theories ranging from the scientifically accepted to the outright absurd. On their Jurassic journey, our protagonists draw comparisons to their own lives, reflecting on themes of ancestry, queerness, and non-binary identity.

Impact Theory’s playwright, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, is an acclaimed poet, playwright, screenwriter, and multi-dimensional performance artist. West-Indian descended and African-sourced, she grew up in Minneapolis’s own Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods.

This production will be born from the skills of local artists: shadow, table top, and large-scale puppet builders; mask makers; musicians; puppeteers and more. Graphics by: Erica Warren, Steve Ackerman

All performances except ones indicated as totally free are pay-as-able.

Thursday, June 16th 7:30 PM

Friday, June 17th 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 18th 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 19th 2:00 PM Free!

Sunday, June 19th 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 23rd 7:30 PM Free!

Friday, June 24th 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 25th 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 26th 2:00 PM Free!ASLSensory… Read the rest “The Impact Theory of Mass Extinction at HOTB”

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