DATE: Saturday, July 30th
LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts
2007 Emerson Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
At this year’s FLOW Juxtaposition Arts’ campus will be dressed in pinwheels and showered in bubbles, as our youth and artists teams open a series of public art projects and wearable designs created solely for the occasion.
Here’s what to expect:
Youth who work in the Environmental Design Studio are creating a large installation in our next door pocket park using translucent acrylic flowers and panels that illuminate. The piece will encourage viewers to ‘look up to ancestors!’ The park will also be the site of the unveiling of a new pop-up bike carousel. TIME: 12-7pm
Artists from Wild Seed , JXTA neighbors, and youth and adults from our Tactical Urbanism team will parade through the streets with art and hand made puppets to celebrate African American labor and in honor of recently passed ancestors including Prince and Muhammad Ali. TIME: 2pm
Limited edition Prince-as-Patron Saint of the Northside T-shirts, buttons and earrings will be released on FLOW weekend, and be available for purchase at our Textile Shop at 1104 West Broadway. TIME: 12-7pm
Youth apprentices from the Graphic Design and Textile Studios will collaborate to produce a JXTA version of the 11th annual FLOW heat pressed T-shirts on the spot. This will be among the many opportunities for you to purchase your own uniquely designed JXTA swag, as products from the Textile Studio will be spilling out onto the sidewalk! TIME: 12-7pm
Exhibits and Tours
The Contemporary and Public Art Studio team will officially open the Emory Douglas-inspired mural which was designed in collaboration with Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus in honor of black motherhood, self-determination and everyday black excellence. There will be a related exhibit in our Emerson Avenue gallery which explores rituals of everyday life as strategies for healing. You can purchase apprentice designed “healing kits” which include items such as candles, jewelry and poetry. Memorialize the day by taking a pic in our photo booth.
At 1108 W. Broadway, the Visual Arts Literacy Training program will exhibit work, provide an opportunity for the public to take part in still life drawing and give visitors a tour of the lab. FLOW attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the graphic design studios. The 1108 Artists’ studios will be open as well.
Our summer Free Wall: Introduction to Painting program will guide attendees through “Tag Demos” at the northern wall of 1808 Emerson Avenue North. Let your name be known!
We’re looking forward to a warm arty family friendly good time!
For information about what’s happening at other FLOW sites this weekend visit the official Facebook event page.