News // July 14, 2016

Sat, July 30: JXTA and Wild Seed at FLOW!

Wild Seed at Mayday 2016

Wild Seed at Mayday 2016. Photo by Carol Banks Olyphant

Juxtaposition Arts is partnering with community artists for a special presentation at FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl at 2pm on Saturday, July 30th.

Come out and take part in Wild Seed: a production of puppetry, theater and music to pay homage and reverence to ancestors’ labor and contributions to the nation. Special homage will be paid to ancestors who have recently made transition such as Prince, Muhammad Ali, Kirk Washington Jr. and Philando Castile.

Leading up to FLOW, the Wild Seed artists will host free, open to the public, inter-generational workshops where community members are invited to the JXTA campus to make costumes and work collaboratively on puppets and other art pieces. All levels of experience are welcome. Teaching artists will be there to support you!

The free workshops will be at 1108 W. Broadway Avenue  as follows. Drop in anytime.

  • Wednesday July 20th, 4-8pm
  • Thursday July 21st, 4-8pm
  • Saturday July 23rd, 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday July 27th, 4-8 pm
  • Thursday July 28th, 4-8pm

Following the workshops, bring your costumes and creations and join the artists in a procession down West Broadway during FLOW on Saturday July 30th, 2pm.

Also, you can attend FLOW and participate in the parade even if you didn’t attend a workshop. Don’t miss it!

Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55104

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JORDAN HAMILTON is a multi-media visual artist. He is known for his work as a painter, muralist and community organizer. Based in Minneapolis, he has done a number of murals and public artworks in the Twin Cities, throughout the United States and internationally. Recently he has been delving into the art of puppetry, sculpture, performance, and interdisciplinary arts. Jordan also works as a freelancer in design and photography. He strives to use art as a tool to build community and a platform to address issues and realize ways to better the world around us.

SELAH OBINRIN is a freelance facilitator, consultant, community organizer and healing justice creative. She has 15 years of experience in facilitation, program management, community organizing, and youth development. Selah is a founding member, trainer, and advisor for SPEAC (Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens), a ten years strong community organizer and neighborhood leadership training at Hope Community in South Minneapolis. She is a member of the Diaspora Healers Network (A black/African Diaspora healers collective) in Minneapolis, and a trained member of the Soul Medic Community Care Institute providing trauma informed wellness supports during community justice response situations. Selah is a vegan urban gardener whose interests include exploring experiential learning models and popular education as youth development pedagogy, urban agriculture, healing justice and the arts. Her independent practice Selah’s Apothecary provides freelance facilitation, organizational development, and healing justice workshops with a holistic approach & practice.

JUNAUDA PETRUS and ERIN SHARKEY composed the Minneapolis-based artist collective Free Black Dirt. Free Black Dirt seeks to spark and engage in critical conversations. Junauda Petrus is a writer, aerialist, playwright, creative organizer and performance artist. She has received a Givens Foundation fellowship, a Jerome Travel and Study grant and a Many Voices Mentorship with the Playwright’s Center, and a Naked Stages Residency at the Pillsbury House. Erin Sharkey is a poet, essayist, educator, and graphic designer. She was nominated for Best New Poets 2015, was 2015 Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow and a 2016 VONA/Voices fellow, and has been published in Paper Darts and Walker Untitled. Free Black Dirt is committed to creating original projects for stage and screen performance, hosting innovative events, organizing local artists, and promoting and supporting the emerging artists of color community in Minneapolis and beyond.