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.

News // August 29, 2018
BY: JXTA

Current Exhibit

KEALEBOGA TLALANG
Visiting Artist Residency + Exhibition

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is excited to present the work of South African artist Kealeboga Tlalang in his first U.S. solo exhibition. Working in mixed media collage, Tlalang creates beautiful textural portraits that link puzzle and play to synthesize his love for mathematics, science, and art.

Tlalang’s focus is the expressiveness of the human face. Fascinated by the ability for the face to tell many stories–stoicism, melancholy, joy–Tlalang’s work expresses a deep curiosity for human subtleties. Art for him is akin to biographical writing, where each collage allows him to represent different movements and shifts in his own observations of the world around him.

In addition to the exhibition, Tlalang will also work with youth in the JXTA Labs in an art-making workshop where he will share his creative process with young artists at JXTA. Apprentices will have the opportunity to explore paint, collage, and other multimedia techniques with the artist during this residency.

Kealeboga Tlalang: on view at the JXTA Gallery from September 24 through November 10

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6:00PM–8:00PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00PM
Gallery Hours & Location: Monday–Thursday 10:00AM–4:00PM; 2007 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
RSVP on Facebook: Opening Reception / Artist Talk

About the Artist:

Kealeboga Tlalang was born in 1991 in the Northwest province of South Africa in a small village called Gopane. His love for art developed around the age of seven from observing his uncle–an artist–Utukile Lucas Tlalang. During his years in school, Tlalang would draw pictures for his school-mates and teachers so that he could buy lunch since his parents didn’t have enough money for food. During this time, he fell in love with something else, something he discovered he had a talent for: numbers and mathematics. He completed matric at Ramotshere High School and was awarded a sponsorship to pursue his studies in mathematics.
Tlalang moved to Johannesburg from Zeerust in 2012 to study mathematical science at the University of Johannesburg. During his second year, he felt incomplete; his love for art was consuming him and he wondered if he had pursued the wrong career. That same year, he knew something had to be done: either continue with mathematics or return to art-making. He felt fulfilled by both, but knew he had to choose just one.
Ultimately, he chose art, because in his artwork he is able to incorporate his love for mathematics and numbers. As his career as an artist was put into motion, Tlalang joined the Living Artist Emporium platform where he was given opportunities to exhibit with well-known artists in prestigious galleries. He received recognition in magazine features, television interviews, and art fairs. Tlalang now has his own studio in Johannesburg, sharing a building with some of the most prominent South African and African visual artists.

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

News // July 31, 2018
BY: JXTA

Tending The Soil: Black August

Current Exhibit

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 8:00PM.

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