On August 25 and 26th, Northern Lights.mn will be in Jamestown, North Dakota to celebrate the opening of Jamestown Art Center’s new Arts Park, a creative downtown development project that has turned an empty lot into an arts-focused park for the community. NL has been working with JAC for three years to consult on the commission of permanent elements for the park and to help program its celebratory opening.
A flurry of activities are planned for the 2 day event, including live music, art-making, a pep band, and a living sculpture competition. We are presenting four projects by Minnesota artists that were originally presented at previous Northern Lights events:
Dumpling House by Molly Balcom Raleigh and Emily Stover
Make and eat dumplings inspired by local residents’ beloved family recipes in this temporary, communal kitchen. Presented at Maker Day, 2014.
Traffic Jam Scene by Preston Drum
Climb into a cardboard car and become the driver of your destiny as gridlock becomes a drive-in movie theatre. First presented at Northern Spark 2017.
Behind the Seams by Rachel Breen and Nickey Robare
Learn the environmental and human impacts of the garment industry at pop-up garment factory in the streets of Jamestown. First presented at Northern Spark 2017.
Under Ice by Michael Murnane
The Arts Park’s giant wall is transformed by projected images of ice fishing in a moving piece about Murnane’s trips to the lake with his father. Sound score by Evan Murnane and storytelling by Kevin Kling. First presented at Northern Spark 2012.
More information about Jamestown ArtSpark can be found here.
Projects Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Making the Best of It: Dandelion
Craig David with Roger Nieboer and lesser mortals
Illuminate the Lock: Aaron Dysart, Surface
Illuminate the Lock: Andrea Carlson, The Uncompromising Hand
Neighborhood Climate Change
Water Bar & Public Studios, Anthropocene Water Stations
Northern Spark 2017
Preston Drum, Traffic Jam Scene
Cedarside Coalition, BUILD•NO•BORDERS
Rachel Breen and Nickey Robare, Behind the Seams
Sara Fowler, Ben Moren and Tyler Stefanich, Collective Action, in conversation
Tony the Scribe, just breathe, in conversation
AAA: Climate Trivia!
AAA: Robin Wall Kimmerer
AAA: Creative Protest Workshop w/ MN350.org