Perform with us at Northern Spark 2013! From sundown on June 8th to late into the night, our intrepid Kazoo Band will parade through Lowertown, waving artist-made banners and entertaining the public, all while encouraging them to support Northern Spark with donations. We’ll learn a few pop songs that relate to money and giving, and you do not need to be able to read music to participate.
Northern Lights.mn announces the recipients of the 5th round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV5). AOV5 is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory.
Congratulations from the jury: Steve Dietz, Artistic Director, Northern Lights.mn; Rudolf Frieling, Curator Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Ben Heywood, Executive Director, The Soap Factory; Piotr Szyhalski, Professor Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Yesomi Umolu, Curatorial Fellow, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center.
AOV5 artists will exhibit their work at the Soap Factory, March 2014.
Art(ists) On the Verge is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation.
Art All Night. Community All Year.
Saint Paul, Minn. – March 12, 2013 – Northern Spark announced today the partners that will be participating in the free, dusk-to-dawn, nuit blanche, which will ignite Saint Paul’s Lowertown in an explosion of urban art. The festival will be held on Saturday (into Sunday morning), June 8, 2013 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. with the main hub at Union Depot, hosting nearly 25 projects. Performances, visual arts, projected images, interactive media, and participatory events will bring together a multitude of artists who create art projects in partnership with numerous arts organizations at multiple venues. The public is invited to join this all-night adventure to see the city in a new light.
“With the reopening of the historic Union Depot, the continuing expansion and development of Lowertown businesses and the ballpark construction underway, the Lowertown district, known for its vibrant arts culture, is only becoming more lively. This unique festival is a wonderful way to showcase our arts community in a distinctive way,” stated Mayor Chris Coleman.
This year the festival expects nearly 72 projects in collaboration with 47 cultural organizations and sponsors.
This is an open call for up to 10 projects in any medium for Northern Spark, June 8, 2013.
Midnight, CST, March 4, 2013
Five finalists have been chosen for the final phase of the Creative City Challenge at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nominees were selected through public voting which took place on the Minneapolis Convention Center Facebook site.
Northern Lights.mn announces a call for a fifth round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV5), which will take place from April 2013 – March 2014.
AOV is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory. AOV is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. Links to past AOV programs and fellows’ work can be found here.
Monday, February 11, 2013. Submission form here.
More information here.
by Ann Klefstad
Art(ists) on the Verge is the second iteration of a fellowship program run by Northern Lights.mn with the support of the Jerome Foundation. Five artists who do interesting things with new media technology were chosen by a jury to create new works, four of which then were exhibited side by side with artists chosen to represent the visual side of the Spark Festival of electronic music and arts.
Artists on the Verge 2008-2009 at the Weisman Art Museum features works or documentation of works made by the inaugural group of Art(ists) on the Verge fellows. Installations of all six commissions are included. Artists are Aniccha Arts (led by Pramila Vasudevan), Avye Alexandres, Christopher Baker, Kevin Obstatz, Andrea Steudel, and Krista Kelley Walsh.