October 29 2019
6:00 pm

Riding the River Longboard Art Community Event

Join us for a special evening with Juxtaposition Arts youth apprentices, who will present their process for building and designing their Mississippi River-inspired longboards.

Youth apprentices from Juxtaposition Arts built the longboards and designed the river-inspired art that was screen-printed on them as part of a project inspired by JXTA’s recently completed Skate-Able Art Plaza. The MWMO partnered with Urban Boatbuilders to bring this experience to the apprentices, who are also responsible for the maintenance of the installed raingardens in the plaza.

The Juxtaposition Arts Environmental Design Lab and Textiles Lab researched the history and science of the Mississippi River, and drew inspiration from the work of Emory Douglas, Jenny Holzer, Jacob Lawrence, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy to create these layered screen prints. These unique designs examine and celebrate the Mississippi River and its complex relationship to North Minneapolis.

Decorative longboards displayed on a table with students working on them.