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Just 10 more days to register for the Seward Arts Festival!

Just 10 more days to register for the Seward Arts Festival!

 

The Seward Arts Festival will be held on December 2nd and 3rd.   Registrations must be in by October 28th.  Don’t miss the deadline!!  Register @   @ http://goo.gl/nBNoA 

 

Kerry Cashman, Community Coordinator

Seward Neighborhood Group

2323 E. Franklin Ave. 

Minneapolis, MN 55406 

612-338-6205, x119

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Bedlam “Madness” production at the Playwrights Center October 25 7PM

Don’t miss this show.  The following board members and Seward Neighbors have been interviewed.   Each set of two people will be one 10 minute play.  See their stories!

 

Tariku Hassan & Charlie Hoffman

Rochelle from Blue Moon & Abdur Omer

Youth from Matthews & Ken Webb

 

 

Kicking off the 2011-2012 Season, The Unit Collective presents:

Madness:  “It’s a _______________ of a day in the Neighborhood.”

For the first time, the Unit Collective is partnering with Bedlam Theatre and the Seward Neighborhood Group to create an evening of short pieces inspired by real people.

Each playwright is assigned 2 members of the Seward Community to hang out with and, based on those two meetings, they will create a short play.

The evening will be preceded by free food prepared by this month’s producer: Anton Jones

The performance will be followed by a lively discussion around the question: 
What is the connection between art and community organizing?

As always, the performance is FREE (though donations are greatly appreciated).

 

Food at 7:00, performance at 7:30 at the Playwrights Center: 2301 E. Franklin Ave. 

 

 

 

Kerry Cashman, Community Coordinator

Seward Neighborhood Group

2323 E. Franklin Ave. 

Minneapolis, MN 55406 

612-338-6205, x119 

 

The Beehive Collective Presents THE TRUE COST OF COAL at Boneshaker Books

The Beehive Collective releases their innovative graphic, “The True Cost of Coal:”
  a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal coal mining and Resistance

A swarm is coming!  The Beehive Design Collective is heading to Minneapolis to release their long-anticipated “True Cost of Coal” graphics campaign! The event takes place on Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 pm at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S. in Minneapolis. The event is free.

Two years in the making, “The True Cost of Coal” is an elaborate narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal in Appalachia and beyond. The image is the culmination of an intensive and collaborative research process, as the Beehive methodology centers on first hand story-sharing. To create the poster, the Beehive interviewed hundreds of community members throughout the Appalachia region. “We feel it’s extremely important to gather our information from as close to the source as possible,” a Beehive illustrator says.

The Bees craft visual metaphors and weave them together in a patchwork “quilt” of personal stories. In their interactive picture-lectures, the Bees lead audiences through an engaging, larger-than-life banner version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and history. The experience prompts discussion and understanding of contemporary struggles about energy and coal, while honoring the deep legacy of the Appalachian experience. Upon seeing the graphic, Tanya Turner of Pineville, KY said, “This image is changing Appalachia. Appalachians are taking back Appalachia and this image is a tool for that change.” 

“The True Cost of Coal” is only the latest work in the Beehive’s repertoire of graphics campaigns. The Beehive hums with activity, tackling issues as diverse as biotechnology, corporate globalization, food and agriculture, and colonialism. The group’s mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating images that educate the public and deconstruct complex geopolitical issues.  Their body of work is distributed as “anti-copyright;” individuals and organizations are encouraged to reproduce the graphics for non-profit use as a means of circulating information and awareness.  

For more information and to view the graphics visit www.beehivecollective.org OR beehivecollective.blogspot.com. For information about Boneshaker Books please visit www.boneshakerbooks.com.

ARTS EVENT – Life Drawing Cooperative at ArtiCulture, Oct 3-Dec 12, 2011

Beginning October 3 (ArtiCulture, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization) will be hosting a 10-week figure drawing cooperative. Here are a few more details:

ArtiCulture Life Drawing Cooperative
www.articulture.org

  • Mondays 7:00-9:30 p.m.
    October 3 – December 12 (no class October 31)
  • Fee: $60 for full session or $10 drop-in
  • Artists younger than 18 will need parental permission
  • Alternating model genders each week
  • No toxic materials allowed
  • Drawing boards and easels available for use.
  • Contact ArtiCulture to register at 612-729-5151 or info@articulture.org

Seward Market Community Mural Unveiling Event Aug. 28 at 3

This summer, ArtiCulture faciliated a two month long community mural project in response to the tragic 2010 shooting at Seward Market. During June, a core group of eight neighbhorhood teens worked together to created five photography collage panels that responded to the question, “what is community?”. In July, the teens designed a beatiful background to be painted over the course of three incredible community painting days.

On Sun. August 28th, from 3-5pm, ArtiCulture invites you to celebrate the teens’ efforts, community, and the diversity of Seward neighborhood at an unveiling event. More details to come.

Learn more about project on the mural page of our website, and check out the mural albums on our Facebook page!

Questions about the project, or how to become involved as a volunteer, can be directed to Deb, project coordinator, at either 612.729.5151 or deborah@articulutre.org

Seward Market

2619 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

‪The Seward Market Mural teaser‬‏ – a documentary by Nick Longtin & Dan Sundquist

As part of a Minneapolis community project, members of the Seward/Longfellow neighborhoods are creating a mural over the site of a 2010 triple homicide. A lot of work has gone into the planning and doing of this mural. My friend, Nick Longtin, and I are creating a short documentary in attempts to capture the creativity and altruism of this project.