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/

News // March 24, 2016
BY: JXTA

Leah Gilliam - GameLeah 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.

Following the talk, you’re invited to stay for a playtest of Lesberation, a story­telling game in which players combine personal actions (verb cards) and personal belongings (noun cards) to construct inventive solutions to the fractious problems plaguing a lesbian­-separatist commune. Guided by game facilitators, players work together to repurpose their items and lend their actions to solve the crisis and further advance a p​ro­lesbian agenda.​ Note: Lesberation includes adult themes and is intended for mature audiences.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

2:00 pm

Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis MN 55411

Note: This event was rescheduled from April.

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/

News // January 26, 2016
BY: DeAnna Cummings

Kevin Powell Flier

Juxtaposition arts will be hosting a free Community Conversation, and Book signing with Activist, Writer, Public Speaker, and Author of the critically-acclaimed new book “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood” (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster).

Doors open at 6:00 PM, and Ancestry Books will be selling copies of “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood” throughout the evening.

Featuring DJ Reggie Mckeever and spoken word artist S’sence Adams.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis MN 55411
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News // December 15, 2015
BY: DeAnna Cummings

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Dear JXTA Community,

Imagine the future North Minneapolis with us. Imagine this community thriving – recognized as a hub of creative, locally-rooted entrepreneurs and visionaries deeply connected to the people here, and to the region’s art, design and innovation industries. This future is not far. Youth apprentices at JXTA are already growing into the imaginative , wide-awake, and inquisitive leaders we need. This only happens when we BUILD TOGETHER.

Thanks to Artplace America and our other partners we renovated an underused property at 1102 West Broadway, this summer. On Give to the Max Day we launched the #JXTABuild campaign and you stepped up and invested enough money to buy ALL of the tools to convert the new space into a wood shop. But we’re not done. We still need to raise funds for the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system to make the space functional and safe. We only have $12,000 $4000! more to raise  to reach our year end goal. Please make a year end gift today.

Your investment in Juxtaposition Arts sustains us – students, apprentices, artists, staff and board members. Your support also has a ripple effect in our community: This year, more then 100 people were employed at JXTA, including 65 youth, most of whom live in North Minneapolis. JXTA apprentices have beautified our community by creating visual artpublic artparks, providing design services and innovative community engagement around important issues. If properly equipped and supported we know we can do even more.

We’re grateful for you: Building a beautiful and just community together has never been more important.  

Thank you. Let’s Build.

DeAnna Cummings and Roger Cummings
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Cultural Producer

Dec
10
  • DATE: Thu. Dec. 10, 2015
  • TIME: 4:30 pm

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.

News // November 30, 2015
BY: JXTA

We’re excited to announce a Request for Qualifications for a project this coming winter/spring.

We’re looking for designers/fabricators (an individual or a team) to prototype a pedal-powered carousel – a fitness prototype to be installed in a public location in North Minneapolis in Summer 2016.

The selected applicant will have up to $16,000 to design and construct the prototype, working in collaboration with JXTA staff and our partners at the Trust for Public Land. North Minneapolis-based people/organizations/companies especially invited to apply.

More info is in the full RFQ available to download here.

The deadline for submission is Dec 22, 2015. Please help us spread the word!

Sep
15
  • DATE: Tue. Sep. 15, 2015
  • TIME: 4:30 pm

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.

Aug
28
  • DATE: Fri. Aug. 28, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 pm
  • LOCATION: 1108 Space
Aug
14
  • DATE: Fri. Aug. 14, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 pm
  • LOCATION: 1108 Space
Aug
13
  • DATE: Thu. Aug. 13, 2015
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Juxtaposition Arts invites you to the first Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) exhibition of the year.

In celebration of two core observational drawing skills crafted in the VALT studio, this showcase of exemplary self-portraiture & still life pieces throughout the years will be highlighted. A special component of this exhibition will function as acknowledgement of the creativity and people – current VALTers and alumni – behind these works.

This exhibition runs through September 15, 2015.

Free admittance; all ages are welcome. RSVP on Facebook. #JXTAVALT