Dec
14
  • DATE: December 14
  • TIME: 5pm—7pm
  • LOCATION: 2007 Emerson Avenue N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
Please join us for the opening of Form & Function in JXTA’s Emerson Gallery, presenting new multi-media triptych works from current apprentices in our Contemporary Art studio.
 
This gallery opening will also feature our new Textile Pop-Up Boutique located within the Emerson Gallery. Find and purchase a number of handmade goods there during the event.

Artists

Salem Anderson-Murre
Celicia Andrade-Vital
Daria Harris
Same Johnson
Savitri Mann
Skyler McBurnie
Kylia Porter
Dec
7
  • DATE: December 7
  • TIME: 5pm—7pm
  • LOCATION: 2007 Emerson Avenue N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

Our Visual Art Literacy Training (V.A.L.T.) program provides a comprehensive hands-on arts education as a prerequisite for the paid apprenticeships in our JXTA Labs. At the end of each V.A.L.T. Session, we host an Open House for the public to view the work by our amazing youth.

Stop by 1108 West Broadway Thursday, December 7 from 5pm—7pm to see the culmination of work created by youth artists in this fall’s program! Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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!

Sep
9
  • DATE: Saturday, September 9th
  • TIME: 11am — 5pm
  • LOCATION: 2007 Emerson Avenue N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

 

 

 

 

11am—2pm Try out playful prototypes for a clean, green Northside!
12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm Stop by the Textile Shop for live screenprinting demos!
2pm—5pm Make your own button with our graphics lab!
2pm—5pm Come through for music and dancing with Summer Cypher Minneapolis!
2pm—5pm Add your voice to the Upper Harbor Terminal planning process!
11am—5pm See what’s new in our Textile Shop on Emerson!

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!

 

 

 

 

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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And thanks to in-kind support from

 

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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.