News // November 28, 2017
BY: JXTA

Drew Petersen Solo Exhibit: Hurry Up and Wait

If you take a look at the last four solo shows to come through Public Functionary, you’ll notice one thing that the artists all have in common with each other: they’re past and present Juxtaposition Arts instructors:

Next up? Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) Instructor, Drew Peterson. At the core of this exhibition is a sentiment that Peterson feels he shares with many of his generation, the mentality to “do more with less,” to embrace complexity, and the understanding that the labor that constitutes our path contains value and meaning.

In this exhibition, Peterson has stripped down his approach to screen printing—relying solely on techniques generated directly by hand rather than the technologically aided processes most utilized in contemporary printing practices. Peterson explores a hybridized process of watercolor painting and screen printing at a scale that normally exceeds the technical capacity of print-based work. The title Hurry Up and Wait encapsulates the artists’ surrender to both time and process, and serves to illustrate the frenetic formal qualities of the exhibition.

EXHIBIT DETAILS
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 16 / 7pm @ Public Functionary
Gallery Hours through January 13, 2018
Open hours: Tues/Thurs 12-6pm / Saturday 12pm-7pm
Artist Conversation: Friday, Jan 12 / 7pm
*Additional Friday evening programs and open hours TBA*

More info: www.publicfunctionary.org/now

News // November 14, 2017
BY: JXTA

 

We are so excited for JXTA alumn Amairana Jonapa Sanabria who was awarded a Su Mathews Hale Women Lead Award at the National AIGA Conference in Minneapolis! Inspired by Su Mathews Hale, AIGA’s fifth female president and co-founder of AIGA’s Women Lead Initiative, the Su Mathews Hale Women Lead Award helps support talented, high potential female designers starting out in their careers. Each year, a handful of high-performing students enrolled in design schools are selected with the help of faculty lead on our 200+ AIGA Student Groups to attend the annual AIGA Design Conference and connect with the design community through rich conversation, networking, and education. Recipients also receive an invitation to join AIGA Women Lead committee members for a mentorship lunch during the conference, as well as a one-year membership to AIGA.

In this video, Mai talks about how she wants to, “design a campaign to show awareness about DACA students and why we deserve to stay here.” Before attending the Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Mai was a Graphics Lab Youth Apprentice here at JXTA and also worked on our Youth Media Team. When our youth apprentices age out of the program at 21, we are always so proud to see the next phase of their life. Whether that be higher education, entrepreneurship or landing a job in their field or in Mai’s case, winning an award with the largest professional design organization, AIGA. Congrats Mai!

News // October 27, 2017
BY: JXTA

We’re honored to be recognized by The Bush Foundation as one of the Bush Prize Winners

The award centered around community innovation celebrates organizations that are extraordinary not only in what they do but in how they do it. Winners receive an unrestricted grant equal to 25 percent of the organization’s last fiscal year budget, up to $500,000. The Foundation produces a short film and Creative Case Study for each winner as a way to highlight their accomplishments and celebrate their success. Creative Case Studies build on work done by our evaluation partner, Wilder Research, to learn about how effective community problem-solving happens.

Editorial Feature on Pollen Midwest

Art Direction and Design by Pollen Midwest
Photos by Nancy Musinguzi
Story by Maya Beck
Illustrations by John Wilinski & Ann Macarayan
Research by Wilder

The Bush Foundation chose the team at Pollen Midwest and their signature style of visual and narrative storytelling to help audiences better understand what makes a Bush Prize winner. You can see the full feature here: pollenmidwest.org/stories/juxtaposition_arts

Bush Prize Volume One: Your Field Guide to Creating a Culture of Innovation

Product Photography by Melanie Stovall

In addition to the online feature, Pollen Midwest and the Bush Foundation wove together the work of creatives spanning nonfiction, photography and illustration to create this field guide of regional innovation. While the overall content creates a portrait of progress, the book’s construction mixes the old with the new. Modern illustrations, cinematic portraits and detailed footnotes live within a structure that pays tribute to the innovation capsules of the past: Kelley Blue Books, vintage encyclopedias and Farmer’s Almanacs.

News // July 3, 2017
BY: JXTA

In celebration of 22-years of putting creativity to work in North Minneapolis, we are displaying our first-ever Juxtaposition Arts alumni exhibition.

Come check out the awesome talents of creatives and entrepreneurs spanning the classes of 1995 and 2015.

On Thursday, June 29th, 7:30-9pm join us in the Emerson Avenue gallery for refreshments, a stroll through the 7-artist exhibition and a deep-dive into the journeys, struggles and visions of these distinguished JXTA alums. Panelists include multidisciplinary artist Adrienne Doyle, creative entrepreneur Houston White, jewelry designer Kelsey Lee-Karol and musician/composer & scholar Davu Seru.

Alumni Talk:  Thursday, June 29th, 7:30-9pm
Exhibit Dates: May 9th-July 16th, 2017.
Gallery Hours: M-Th, 10am-4:30pm
Location: 2007 Emerson Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
For more info: Davu.Seru@juxtaposition.org

 

 

News // July 3, 2017
BY: JXTA

This summer, as you stroll through downtown Minneapolis, be sure to take in the artist displays up as part of Future: Made Here, a project of Hennepin Theater Trust.

Exhibit dates: now through August 30th, 2017
Location: 730 Hennepin Avenue S. ( the northeast corner of 8th Street & Hennepin Avenue) in downtown Minneapolis

JXTA Contemporary/Public Art Lab apprentices designed a new piece for the exhibit, which will be mounted throughout the summer. Here’s what they had to say about their installation, “Contemporary Futures”:

This piece functions as a narrative, centering how we envision and cultivate the futures we want and honoring the Earth. Reflecting on the state of the world we live in, what futures we want to create within it and what we want to leave behind, we explore what it looks like to resist and persist through the toxicity of our current social and political climates and move forward. The mixed media installation was created assemblage style using recycled, second hand and found objects.

The piece was by Contemporary Arts Lab instructors Adrienne Doyle, Tia-Simone Gardner and Jordan Hamilton and apprentices Kayla Baribeau, Imani Gates, Samie Johnson, Ysa Johnson, Nya Jones, Skyler McBurnie, Salem Andersen-Murre, Canaan Ray-Strong, and Savitri Swayze.

Also, be sure to also check out JXTA apprentice Canaan Ray-Strong’s shrine to the ghost of hip hop past present and future. Canaan submitted his piece independently and was selected for the show. Go, Canaan!

Exhibit dates: now through August 30th, 2017
Location: 730 Hennepin Avenue S. ( the northeast corner of 8th Street & Hennepin Avenue) in downtown Minneapolis

Click here for more information on the exhibit.

News // July 3, 2017
BY: JXTA

Get ready for the 12th annual FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl, recently named “Best Art Crawl” in the Twin Cities by City Pages!

Saturday, July 29th, 12-7pm: There will be plenty of fun and creativity stretched across the JXTA campus. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Live aerosol workshop.
  • Make your own button workshop with Graphics Lab.
  • Bring your own shirt and get a limited edition design printed by our Graphics and Textile & Screen Printing Labs.
  • Collaborative drawing and make-your-own-playground workshops with the Visual Arts Literacy Training (VALT) studio.
  • New mural unveiling and gallery exhibit from our Contemporary Art and Public Art labs to kick off Black August.
  • JXTA Staff, Apprentices and Representatives from the Upper Harbor Development and Design Team, City and Park Board will be on-hand to speak directly to the residents of North MPLS. We’ll be sharing information as well as ways to get involved through Workshops, Site Tours, Door Knocking and more.
  • The 1108 W. Broadway Artist Co-operative will host open studios.

Stay tuned for more. Until then, check out theses pics of past celebrations…

News // June 15, 2017
BY: JXTA

We are honored to have exceptional artists devote time and talent to our work of placing art the center of youth and community development. Check out the recent media buzz about three members of our team…

 

Graphics Lab assistant, Bobby Rogers, has received attention from Elle Magazine and Huffington Post for his beautiful new exhibit #BeingBlackandMuslim.

Photo by Bobby Rogers for the series #BeingBlackandMuslim, 2017.

Visual Arts Literacy Training (VALT) assistant, Leslie Barlow, has recently been profiled by local PBS station’s MN Original series!

Leslie Barlow by Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original, 2016.

JXTA class of 1995 alum and current Communications Manager, Davu Seru, made the cover of the Star Tribune‘s Friday Variety section.

Davu Seru by Renee Schneider for Star Tribune

Also, we’re honored to have had help in spreading the word about our work…

Thanks to Harvard Kennedy School, Pollen, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Art Place America for letting the world know about what we do here in North Minneapolis!

 

 

 

 

News // March 15, 2017
BY: JXTA

Greetings Juxtaposition Arts Alums!

In honor of JXTA’s 22nd anniversary and all of you—the thousands of former JXTA youth who make Juxtaposition Arts such a dynamic place—we are curating our first ever alumni exhibition. The exhibit will open on May 5 during our inaugural fundraiser gala, Move the Crowd, and run through June 15, 2017. Move the Crowd, will host JXTA youth, staff, funders & collectors for a night celebrating 22 years of our work in North Minneapolis. We know that JXTA alums are making big moves in art and design and we want to shine a light on that excellence.

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“We Erode,” by Drew Peterson, JXTA c/o 2001 screen print, water color monotype on Rives BFK 36″x42″ 2014

The salon-style exhibition will be held in the Juxtaposition Arts Main Gallery at 2007 Emerson Avenue North. Please submit work that showcases what you’ve been up to since your involvement with JXTA!

Deadline to SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION: 6pm, April 5, 2017.

Click here for information on how to submit.

News // February 24, 2017
BY: JXTA
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Photo Courtesy Ernesto Oroza, 2013.

April 14th-15th, JXTA will host a talk and workshop with cultural practitioner William Cordova.

 

Event: Public artist talk
Date: Friday, April 14th
Time: 6pm
Location: 1108 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The public talk “U can’t take the fly 2 the swatter: or the synthesis of resilience, determination and honor,” will be a special presentation of art works realized in non-profit art residencies during the past 12 years. The Saturday, April 15th workshop with JXTA apprentices, “Strategies: generalized approach to problem solving,” will focus on alternative methods of surviving and maintaining a visual art practice outside the mainstream commercial art world while attaining a critical discourse with community and institutions of higher learning.
Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space.

yawar mallku (meditations on the african and andean diaspora), 2011-2016. Photo courtesy of William Cordova.

More about the artist: William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. Lives and works Lima/Miami/New York City.He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996 and an MFA from Yale University, 2004.

His work is included in collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale Art Gallery, New Haven; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; and La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; among others.

Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway
Minneapolis, Mn 55411

 

News // February 24, 2017
BY: JXTA

Feb. 9-Apr. 13, 2017. Come check out new paintings, collage, drawings and mixed-media works by young artists from the Juxtaposition Arts Contemporary Lab.

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“Untitled” by Ysabella Johnson

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“Untitled,” by Sykler McBurnie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours are 10am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday.

Juxtaposition Arts
2007 Emerson Ave. N
Minneapolis, Mn 55411