Northern Lights.mn Newsletter – July
Robin Schwartzman and Desiree Moore, Minnesotan Ice. Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Dusty Hoskovec
Northern Spark @ Summer 4Play
Saturday, July 30
Northern Lights.mn returns to Fort Snelling State Park this July with a bevy of artist projects originally presented at this year’s Northern Spark festival. These interactive stations playfully engage you in serious subjects but who can tell, it’s a game!
Barter for an ice pop from the future, play games at the Climate Carnival, watch as a 3-D chalk drawing emerges on the sidewalk and hang out in a vintage trailer-turned-Climate Chaser recording studio.
Installations you’ll find:
Christine Bauemler, Backyard Phenology: Tracking Nature’s Cycles in a Changing Climate
Shawn McCann, Live Chalk Drawing
Robin Schwartzman, Minnesotan Ice
Yes Let’s, Climate Carnival
Northern Spark @ Summer 4Play is curated and produced by Northern Lights.mn and presented by Greater MSP, Mississippi Park Connection, National Park Service, REI, and Wilderness Inquiry
Northern Spark in Pictures
Photos from Northern Spark 2016 are now ready for viewing. Take a look back at your favorite projects and relive the moments from Climate Chaos | Climate Rising. And mark your calendar for next year’s festival along the Green Line on June 10, 2017.
While you’re at it, check out Make It. MSP.’s recap of Northern Spark projects.
Art(ists) on the Verge 7 Videos
Check out the videos of these AOV7 artists who presented projects at the Soap Factory this spring. You can see the AOV8 exhibition at the Nash Gallery in June 2017.
Call for Art Addressing Police Brutality and Racial Justice
At Northern Lights.mn we believe in the power of art in response to violence. In times when injustice is overwhelming and options seem limited, art can heal, question, bring people together, and open up possibilities for change. In this season of uncertainty and distress, it is important to create and share art addressing police brutality and racial injustice. Please consider contributing your artwork to Pollen’s call for art (due today), and let us know if you have additional opportunities we can share.