Alyssa Baguss, Vitamin D: A Pep Rally for Spring
. . . a good old fashioned pep rally to raise your winter weary spirits and plead for spring to return to the 45th parallel.
Locals and guests from warmer climates are invited to experience a good old fashioned pep rally to raise your winter weary spirits and plead for spring to return to the 45th parallel. Vitamin D: A pep rally for spring will be an evening of pagan pageantry including cheerleaders chanting, drum corps rituals and a spirit raising grand finale. Get your very own sign of spring and imbibe in a little UV light therapy. Vitamin D will wake up your senses and cheer in the best part of Minnesota: Spring.
The evening will consist of two hours of over the top pep rally-like entertainment to cheer in spring and say farewell to winter. Upon arrival, pick up signs of spring foam finger mitts to cheer in the season and gather around light therapy box campfires to ward off the winter blues. The program will include a warm up by Insphyre fire jugglers, pep rally band performances by Minnesota Brass International, Twin Cities Brass, the Minnesota Vikings SKOL Line and a spirit squad appearance by Kennedy High School to cheer you up. The Richfield High School Marching Band will close the event with a spirit raising finale.
Alyssa Baguss’s practice explores drawing processes, large works on paper and interactive and participatory public programming. She is a visual artist and arts program director, who works out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alyssa is a 2015 & 2017 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her work has been exhibited in the Twin Cities and regionally, including Burnet Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rosalux Gallery and at the Rochester Art Center as a part of the Jerome emerging artist series in 2017.
Kennedy High School Cheer Team
Minnesota Brass International
Twin Cities Brass
Richfield High School Marching Band
Illuminate South Loop
Vitamin D is part of Illuminate South Loop, a three-day event at Bloomington Central Park (8100 33rd Avenue South) in Bloomington’s South Loop District from February 1 – 3, 2018. This creative placemaking initiative focuses on leveraging the power of the arts, culture and creativity to engage the community.