Sep
12
  • DATE: Wed. Sep. 12, 2018
  • TIME: 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Dangerous Man Brewing Co.

JXTA Golden Ale Release Party

JXTA + Dangerous Man

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) and Dangerous Man Brewing Co. have partnered to create a special-edition JXTA Golden Ale, available for a limited time only! Brewed by Dangerous Man, the golden ale’s flavor profile of turmeric, lemon, and ginger was developed by JXTA co-founder and Chief Cultural Producer Roger Cummings, and the beer’s label and tap handle were designed by JXTA Graphic Design youth and young adult artist apprentices. $1 of the proceeds of each beer sold will help fund programming for JXTA’s forthcoming skate-able art plaza on the JXTA campus.
Join us for the release party on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6:00PM–10:00PM at Dangerous Man Brewing Co. (1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

Stay tuned for additional information, and RSVP on Facebook for updates.

Aug
23
  • DATE: Thu. Aug. 23, 2018
  • TIME: 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION: 1108 Space

Help us celebrate students who have completed our VALT Summer 2018 session! Stop by 1108 W Broadway Avenue on August 23 to see the culmination of work created by young artists during this session. Students have worked on self-portraits, perspective drawing, and other introductory visual art skills, and will be showcasing their work during this open house. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, August 23, 6:00-7:00PM
Where: JXTA VALT space, 1108 W Broadway Avenue
Cost: Free
RSVP on Facebook

About VALT:

Our Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) program provides a comprehensive hands-on arts education for youth ages 12-21. This cost-free program is a prerequisite for young artists who wish to apply for a paid apprenticeship at JXTA in one of our five creative development studios. Learn more at juxtaposition.org.

Aug
17
  • DATE: Fri. Aug. 17, 2018
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Tending The Soil: Black August

Tending The Soil: Black August

Please join the apprentices of Juxtaposition Arts’ Tactical Urbanism and Contemporary and Public Art Labs for Black August 2018, a month-long meditation on the past, present, and future of Black revolutionary struggles. Black August’s origins lie within the organization and activism of incarcerated peoples in California. This year at JXTA, we aim to continue this tradition of unification against prisons and mass incarceration through a series of community dinners co-hosted by community organizer Roxanne O’Brien, local non-profit Better Futures, and printmaker Ricardo Levins Morales. Tending The Soil: Black August also includes an exhibition of original artwork dedicated to Black August principles created by JXTA apprentices from Contemporary and Public Art Lab.

All Black August dinners free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30PM to 8PM.

August 3 – with Roxanne O’Brien and Better Futures
August 10 – with Ricardo Levins Morales
August 17 – with Juxtaposition Arts Apprentices

About the Exhibition

Tending The Soil: Black August features work by youth and young adult apprentices in Juxtaposition Arts’ Contemporary and Public Art Lab that explores the ideas of seed harvest and change. They write:

The seeds are our ideas, thoughts, and concepts that can grow into something larger, such as changes and movement. The exhibition is rooted in the idea that the soil–our social environment in which dreams and ideas are planted–must first be tended to. By investigating and then unpacking the narratives surrounding issues such as police brutality, the prison industrial complex, the ethical treatment of prisoners, and imagining a future without police within our communities, we have the power to shift the conditions in which these seeds grow. We have the power to cultivate our own soil, a more balanced soil, for healthier growth.

Exhibition features work from these JXTA Contemporary and Public Art Apprentices:

Cameron Downey
Cecilia Andrade-Vital
Daria Harris
Jesús Vega
Justice Jones
Kachina Henry
Kylia Porter
Makeda Parrish
Maria Romansov
Rondell Jackson
Salem Murre
Savitri Mann
Treon Jones
Tyreke Morris

RSVP on Facebook

Aug
13
  • DATE: Mon. Aug. 13, 2018
  • TIME: 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Surly Brewing Co.

Surly Non-Profit Monday
With Juxtaposition Arts, Twin Cities Business Peer Network, and Harvard Club of Minnesota

When: Monday, August 13, 2018; 6:00-9:00PM
Where: Surly Brewing Company
Cost: FREE with RSVP – 1 complimentary drink provided by Surly Brewing

On Monday, August 13 from 6-9PM, Juxtaposition Arts alumni and members of Twin Cities Business Peer Network and Harvard Club of Minnesota are invited to join Surly Brewing’s Non-Profit Monday! The evening will include networking opportunities, speakers, and interactive art; panel discussions will address the intersections between art, community, business, and policy. Attendees will be encouraged to engage and mingle with other guests and moderators while enjoying a complimentary drink provided by Surly and access to a cash bar throughout the evening.

Are you a JXTA alumni? Click HERE to RSVP!

Aug
10
  • DATE: Fri. Aug. 10, 2018
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Tending The Soil: Black August

Tending The Soil: Black August

Please join the apprentices of Juxtaposition Arts’ Tactical Urbanism and Contemporary and Public Art Labs for Black August 2018, a month-long meditation on the past, present, and future of Black revolutionary struggles. Black August’s origins lie within the organization and activism of incarcerated peoples in California. This year at JXTA, we aim to continue this tradition of unification against prisons and mass incarceration through a series of community dinners co-hosted by community organizer Roxanne O’Brien, local non-profit Better Futures, and printmaker Ricardo Levins Morales. Tending The Soil: Black August also includes an exhibition of original artwork dedicated to Black August principles created by JXTA apprentices from Contemporary and Public Art Lab.

All Black August dinners free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30PM to 8PM.

August 3 – with Roxanne O’Brien and Better Futures
August 10 – with Ricardo Levins Morales
August 17 – with Juxtaposition Arts Apprentices

About the Exhibition

Tending The Soil: Black August features work by youth and young adult apprentices in Juxtaposition Arts’ Contemporary and Public Art Lab that explores the ideas of seed harvest and change. They write:

The seeds are our ideas, thoughts, and concepts that can grow into something larger, such as changes and movement. The exhibition is rooted in the idea that the soil–our social environment in which dreams and ideas are planted–must first be tended to. By investigating and then unpacking the narratives surrounding issues such as police brutality, the prison industrial complex, the ethical treatment of prisoners, and imagining a future without police within our communities, we have the power to shift the conditions in which these seeds grow. We have the power to cultivate our own soil, a more balanced soil, for healthier growth.

Exhibition features work from these JXTA Contemporary and Public Art Apprentices:

Cameron Downey
Cecilia Andrade-Vital
Daria Harris
Jesús Vega
Justice Jones
Kachina Henry
Kylia Porter
Makeda Parrish
Maria Romansov
Rondell Jackson
Salem Murre
Savitri Mann
Treon Jones
Tyreke Morris

RSVP on Facebook

Aug
3
  • DATE: Fri. Aug. 3, 2018
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Tending The Soil: Black August

Tending The Soil: Black August

Please join the apprentices of Juxtaposition Arts’ Tactical Urbanism and Contemporary and Public Art Labs for Black August 2018, a month-long meditation on the past, present, and future of Black revolutionary struggles. Black August’s origins lie within the organization and activism of incarcerated peoples in California. This year at JXTA, we aim to continue this tradition of unification against prisons and mass incarceration through a series of community dinners co-hosted by community organizer Roxanne O’Brien, local non-profit Better Futures, and printmaker Ricardo Levins Morales. Tending The Soil: Black August also includes an exhibition of original artwork dedicated to Black August principles created by JXTA apprentices from Contemporary and Public Art Lab.

All Black August dinners free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30PM to 8PM.

August 3 – with Roxanne O’Brien and Better Futures
August 10 – with Ricardo Levins Morales
August 17 – with Juxtaposition Arts Apprentices

About the Exhibition

Tending The Soil: Black August features work by youth and young adult apprentices in Juxtaposition Arts’ Contemporary and Public Art Lab that explores the ideas of seed harvest and change. They write:

The seeds are our ideas, thoughts, and concepts that can grow into something larger, such as changes and movement. The exhibition is rooted in the idea that the soil–our social environment in which dreams and ideas are planted–must first be tended to. By investigating and then unpacking the narratives surrounding issues such as police brutality, the prison industrial complex, the ethical treatment of prisoners, and imagining a future without police within our communities, we have the power to shift the conditions in which these seeds grow. We have the power to cultivate our own soil, a more balanced soil, for healthier growth.

Exhibition features work from these JXTA Contemporary and Public Art Apprentices:

Cameron Downey
Cecilia Andrade-Vital
Daria Harris
Jesús Vega
Justice Jones
Kachina Henry
Kylia Porter
Makeda Parrish
Maria Romansov
Rondell Jackson
Salem Murre
Savitri Mann
Treon Jones
Tyreke Morris

RSVP on Facebook

Jul
28
  • DATE: Sat. Jul. 28, 2018
  • TIME: 11:00 am
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts

Join us for FLOW Northside Arts Crawl on Saturday, July 28! Stop by the JXTA campus between 11AM and 6PM for live demonstrations, collaborative art-making, and more.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, RSVP on Facebook.

Jul
12
  • DATE: Thu. Jul. 12, 2018
  • TIME: 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

 

Zine Launch

Pay 2 Play Zine Launch: A Look at Race and Art Space in MPLS

Please join us on Thursday, July 12 for a zine launch event in connection with our current exhibition Recourse: With Notes From Black Wall Street. Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead Adrienne Doyle will share findings from her artist-led research project on the racial inequities in ownership and investment in art spaces in Minneapolis, MN. The research will be published in a zine designed by youth and young adult apprentices in JXTA’s Graphics Lab and will be available for purchase during the event.

When: Thursday, July 12, 6-8PM
6PM: doors | 6:30PM: short presentation followed by discussion
Where: JXTA Gallery – 2007 Emerson Ave N
Cost: FREE
Click here to RSVP

About the Zine:
Between February 2017 and January 2018, Juxtaposition Arts Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead and artist researcher Adrienne Doyle conducted an arts-based research project on the racial inequities of the ownership and investment of art spaces in Minneapolis, MN. The hypothesis for this project is that POC-led and -focused art organizations in Minneapolis, MN experience significant barriers to raising the capital and other resources they need to own and adequately invest in facilities out of which to do their work. White-led organizations don’t experience these barriers or experience them to a lesser extent.

This project was supported by Twin Cities LISC.

Adrienne Doyle

Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead Adrienne Doyle

May
5
  • DATE: Fri. May. 5, 2017
  • TIME: 6:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts

Move the Crowd is an occasion to celebrate and double down on 22 years of impact on youth, art and community in North Minneapolis. Get ready for a special evening of new art exhibits including works by JXTA alumni, an intimate live performance from 2016 City Pages artist-of-the-year ZuluZuluu, and sets by Chicago-based DJ Ayana Contreras. Proceeds from Move the Crowd support Juxtaposition’s award-winning artistic and educational programming. We can’t Move this Crowd without you and look forward to toasting with you soon!

To purchase tickets/sponsorship, contact event organizer Basanti Miller at basanti.miller@juxtaposition.org.

Event Committee: Lisa Denzer (Committee Co-chair), Angela Sunberg, Ellen Schmidt (Committee Co-chair), Annalise Gilck, Cindy Murphy, Herman Milligan, Barb Davis, Martha Dayton and David Nassif.

And a special thanks to our event sponsors!

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Rose Francis Foundation

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Apr
9
  • DATE: Sat. Apr. 9, 2016
  • TIME: 2:00 pm
  • LOCATION: 1108 Space

Leah Gilliam’s long career of making media continues to expand the horizons of technology-based art in relationship to culture. An accomplished film/videomaker, new media artist, coder, strategist and game designer, Gilliam brings race, gender and sexual orientation into sharp conversation through interactive projects. Her interests range from the obsolescence of technology to the cultural and imaginative implications of human contact with Mars. More recently, her analog board games create a low-tech space for people to have real-world conversations through fantastical scenarios.

Also an educator committed to equity in the tech world, Gilliam held the post of new portfolio strategist at Hive Learning Network NYC and now serves as the newly appointed VP of Strategy & Innovation at Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:00 pm
Play Leah Gilliam’s game Lesberation: Trouble in Paradise following the talk (around 3:30 pm)

Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis MN 55411

RSVP via Facebook
Co-presented by Northern Lights.mn and Juxtaposition Arts.

This talk is part of a series called net.works.mn, organized to explore conversations on art, technology and embedded practice. net.works.mn is presented in concert with Art(ists) on the Verge, a year-long, intensive, mentor-based fellowship for emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture presented by Northern Lights.mn. For more information, visit http://northern.lights.mn/projects/artists-on-the-verge/