Seward Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Activities in the Seward Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Call for Art: Speak Out on Climate Change

 

WORLD IN FLUX: VISIONS & VOICES OF A CHANGING PLANET.  June 7 – August 5, 2018

Join the climate change conversation! Vine Arts Center (VAC) presents an exciting art opportunity focused on climate change. VAC invites artists to submit original artwork that provides insight, tells a compelling story, generates dialogue, asks questions and/or challenges viewers to consider a perspective on our changing planet. Accepted work will be displayed during exhibition dates,  October 13 – November 3, 2018

Learn more about World In Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet, find application instructions here: http://www.vineartscenter.org/index_WorldinFlux.htm

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Vine Arts Center Show Opening 5/12

Nature in a Dream State. Photos by Edie Karras

a 40 piece collection of floral and landscape photo imagery. May 12th through June 2nd, 2018. Saturday May 12th 6pm-9pm – opening night, Sunday May 13th 12pm-5pm – special Mother’s Day hours, Saturday May 26th (time TBA) – flower arranging demo by Acanthus Floral Art

From the Artist: “Nature in a Dream State” took root in a somber event – my mother-in-law’s death – but blossomed into a colorful, vibrant body of work.

In April 2017 my family and I drove from Minneapolis to St. Louis for the funeral. We left snow, ice, and cold behind and journeyed into warmer temps and a slowly greening landscape. By the time we got to St. Louis it was truly Spring. Before entering the city we stopped at a state park to stretch our legs. Walking around in sweatshirts, we soaked in the open water, gentle breeze, sun, grass, and birdsong. I took the first photo of this exhibit in that place – “My Missouri Spring Fever”.

Throughout the rest of the year I endeavored to extract a soft, hazy, gentle persona from flowers and landscapes. A few of the pieces are old images that I re-edited in a desire to bring out those characteristics. However, most of the photos were taken that spring using iphone and editing in instagram and/or iphoto.

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ILLUMINATE THE LOCK 2018: CALL FOR “UNTOLD STORIES”

Following successful projects by Andrea Carlson and Aaron Dysart to illuminate the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock + Dam last year, Northern Lights.mn in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area request proposals for a new Illuminate the Lock project to take place in September 2018. Entries are due April 23, 2018.

Three finalists will receive $400 to create full proposals. The winning Illuminate the Lock proposal will receive a $16,000 budget for artist fees and production to execute the project.

For more information click HERE