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Articulture at the 1st Annual Arts 4 Autism Event

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A FUN, PARTICIPATORY DAY OF ARTS!

Did you know there are over 16,000 individuals in Minnesota that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including 1 in 68 children.

The arts can provide a place to grow self esteem and communication skills in a safe environment.

Arts 4 Autism will feature a rotation of participatory program previews from various arts collaborators – theatre, visual art, music, and dance – as well as a sensory-friendly performance of Stages Theatre Company’s production, Stone Soup. Maci Spica, Minnesota Department of Education Autism Specialist, and Ellie Wilson from Institute of Community Integration, will present “Making Arts Part of the Puzzle,” a discussion about the transformational impact of arts participation on the lives of individuals with autism. The resource fair will be going on in the main lobby of the Hopkins Center for the Arts throughout the day. The resource fair and participatory preview are free to the public; tickets to Stone Soup and “Making Arts Part of the Puzzle” are $5 each.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 9am-2pm

 EVENTS INCLUDE:
  • Hands on theatre art workshop with Stages Theatre Company  (Free)
  • Adaptive dance classes with River Valley Dance Academy  (Free)
  • Hands on music classes with Minnesota Sinfonia  (Free)
  • Hands on art classes with Articulture  (Free)
  • PLUS: A FREE COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR THROUGH OUT THE DAY!      *See a list of attending vendors below.

More event information and tickets available here.

 

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Voice to Vision at Vine Arts Center

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Voice to Vision: 
The Boat People of Vietnam & Latin American Activists
April 8 – April 29, 2017

Opening Reception : Saturday, April 15, 6-9 pm
Vietnamese Concert from 7:30-9 pm

Member Gallery : Kimchi Hoang “Journey to Nowhere”

Video Screening April 22, 4:00-5 pm: Documentary on Esther Winthrop
Greek Holocaust Survivor

“Boarded by pirates, caught in whirlpools, rescued by whales…”

These are a few of the painful, often poignant and profound memories and stories of Resilience and Resistance visually expressed by nine Vietnamese Boat People, in their collaboration with Voice to Vision artists. For this 9th exhibition by Voice to Vision, artists also joined with Latin American activists and recently deceased Greek Holocaust survivor Esther Winthrop, to create works of art addressing personal experiences of human rights issues and violations.

In conjunction with the exhibit, artist, musician, and composer Kimchi Hoang introduces her comprehensive work Journey to Nowhere;  a series of 12 paintings about Kimchi’s life before, during, and after the Vietnamese War. Ms. Hoang composes and performs original music to accompany her artwork, and will be performing at the opening reception on April 15.

Directed by David Feinberg and in cooperation with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, Voice to Vision partners survivors with artists to create works that express their memories and stories. Latin American activists who are addressing human rights issues and violations using a variety of creative, performance, and academic platforms have joined with Voice to Vision to include a preview of an exhibit headed for Bogota, Columbia that reflects their experiences. Voice to Vision will also premiere a documentary film of Esther Winthrop creating works of art based on her life experiences.

Kimchi Hoang will play music written for her artworks with ­­other musicians as accompaniment at the opening reception.

Regular Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday 5:30 – 6:45
  • Saturday 11:00 – 5:00

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Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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See work by local playwright Harrison David Rivers March 6 and 7

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Harrison David Rivers

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights’ Center continues March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. with public readings of “The Sea & The Stars” by Twin Cities playwright Harrison David Rivers. The readings will take place at the Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The events are free, but reservations are recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org.

Playwright Harrison David Rivers moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 for a Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, and in 2015 he was selected as a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting. He is now a Core Writer, a three-year program supporting professional playwrights through play development workshops and connections to theaters.

Rivers describes “The Sea & The Stars” as “a play about love, karaoke and the sea.” In the play, Simon, who is a lifeguard, meets Finn, who is terrified of water. Both are adrift, with broken hearts, returning to the tiny beach town of Jupiter and to families who need them.

David Mendizábal will direct, and the cast includes Jon-Michael Reese*, Eric Sharp*, Jasmine Hughes*, Christina Baldwin*, Austene Van* and Sasha Andreev* (*Member of Actors’ Equity Association).

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