Ideas, News // June 8, 2015
BY: Coal Dorius
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Artist and instructor Coal Dorius demonstrates measuring and sizing mirrors with teens from Landfall Teen Center. Photo credit: Landfall Teen Center.

The Environmental Design Studio headed to Landfall, Minnesota this past spring to undertake a collaboratively designed public art project with members of the Landfall Teen Center. An initiative of the Stillwater-based non profit FamilyMeans, the center provides gathering space for older teens in the community to host events, participate in art activities and gain and develop leadership skills.

The JXTA/Landfall Teen Center collaboration started in the summer of 2014 with Enviro Studio instructor Coal Dorius and apprentices Chango Cummings and Tenzin Jhangchup. The goal was to create a hangout space on the deck of the center and create two murals that would enhance the area by illustrating the spirit of the community. The team met bi-weekly to ideate and implement a cohesive design that incorporated ample seating, planter boxes, and a custom painted table. The two coinciding murals centered around themes of family and the multicultural richness of the community.

Landfall Mural

One mural was designed by placing mirrors on the roof of the teen center that could reflect over Tanners Lake and could be seen by people driving on 94. Each mirror was cut to mimic a shingle on the roof, custom painted and tiled with messages of unity and ‘family’ placed front and center. Photo credit: Coal Dorius.

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Enviro Studio sat down with Landfall teens and collected a list of the countries people were from. We then printed the flags from those countries and went to work transferring them to a wall. Photo credit: Landfall Teen Center.

This collaboration with the Landfall Teen Center was a tactile representation of using art as a catalyst to spark conversations that identified the features of a community that mattered to the participants most: diverse members that together, created a strong sense of “family” that is now even more visible in the identity of this place.

Jun
8
  • DATE: Mon. Jun. 8, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00 am

Portfolio progression + collaborative exercises + individual development through technical drawing skills.

A youth artist’s first venture into the world of JXTA begins with the Visual Art Literacy Training course, also known as VALT. Participants develop the technical drawing skills necessary to be hired and succeed as apprentices in a JXTALab or Studio.

Jun
3
  • DATE: Wed. Jun. 3, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Marin Restaurant and Bar

This spring/summer, artwork from Juxtaposition Arts apprentices and instructors will be featured in Made Here MN’s Intersections, an urban walking gallery comprised of 30 “window showcases”, in the center of downtown Minneapolis.

Featuring work from local Minnesota artists, the goal is to encourage pedestrian curiosity and exploration of low-traffic and leasable spaces along the thoroughfare of Hennepin avenue.

Peep the full press release on the Hennepin Theater Trust’s website. Find more info on the June 3rd launch event at Marin Restaurant and walking tours, here.

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Jun
3
  • DATE: June 3, 2015
  • TIME: 7-9pm
  • LOCATION: Marin Restaurant and Bar
    901 Hennepin Avenue,
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

This spring/summer, artwork from Juxtaposition Arts apprentices and instructors will be featured in Made Here MN’s “Intersections,” an urban walking gallery comprised of 30 “window showcases”, in the center of downtown Minneapolis.

Featuring work from local Minnesota artists, the goal is to encourage pedestrian curiosity and exploration of low-traffic and leasable spaces along the thoroughfare of Hennepin avenue.

Peep the full press release on the Hennepin Theater Trust’s website. Find more info on the June 3rd launch event at Marin Restaurant, here.

Made Here MN intersections logo master

May
30
  • DATE: Sat. May. 30, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 am
May
28
  • DATE: Thu. May. 28, 2015
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts

5-28 Activating co-building design comm ed

May
25
  • DATE: Mon. May. 25, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 am
Apr
2
  • DATE: Thu. Apr. 2, 2015
  • TIME: 5:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Place: Emerson Gallery, 2007 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Date: Part Two, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 5-7pm; brief talk at 6pm

Juxtaposition Arts invites you to the Contemporary Art Studio‘s first exhibitions of 2015. The works in this exhibition reflect a progression of the artists original concepts, then translated with elevated value, story & meaning that employ distinct formats and materials.

Featured artists:

Canaan Ray-Strong
Rochelle Lund
Jahliah Holloman
Carmela Simione
Kayla Baribeau
Isabella Morse
Camila Merino

Free event; all are welcome to attend.

#JXTAcpART

Mar
30
  • DATE: Mon. Mar. 30, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00 am

JXTALabs Spring Break.

News // March 24, 2015
BY: JXTA

Last Thursday, our friends, family, co-builders and supporters like you, came out to Part One of the first Contemporary Art Apprentice Exhibition of 2015! We were thrilled to see you and take in good art with good people, in good spirits.

Check out some of the images from the closing reception. Want to see more of the apprentice’s art? Come view it in person at the opening reception for Part Two of the exhibition on April 2, 2015, Thursday night. Find the details on our calendar.

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Big thanks and praise to Contemporary Art apprentice Canaan and JXTA Tactical Urbanism co-instructor Adrienne for capturing these images of the evening – stellar shots! #JXTAcpArt