Events: “ReImage Minnesota” Student Art Show; Dakota Winter Walk with Jim Rock; No DAPL Updates

Upcoming events!

  • ReImage Minnesota Student Art Exhibit Thursday
  • Waniyetu/Dakota Winter Walk Saturday, Feb. 25

And updates on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Keep reading.

ReImage Minnesota art by Peter Xiong, a student at Washburn Technology Magnet School. Here is his artist statement: “I once went to the Split Rock lighthouse and decided to paint it. Some art elements and principles I see are color, lines and tone. I find the Split Rock lighthouse really beautiful and interesting.”
ReImage Minnesota art by Peter Xiong, a student at Washington Technology Magnet School. Here is his artist statement: “I once went to the Split Rock lighthouse and decided to paint it. Some art elements and principles I see are color, lines and tone. I find the Split Rock lighthouse really beautiful and interesting.”

ReImage Minnesota Student Art Exhibit Thursday

Students from St. Paul Public Schools have been learning about the art in the Minnesota State Capitol, its negative images of Native Americans, and its narrow view of early Minnesota history. They have been crafting their own alternative Capitol art.

Their show: ReImage Minnesota: Art that Represents Us All, will have a grand opening tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. at Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St, in the Multicultural Resource Center.

A brief program featuring students talking about their work will begin at 6:00. Also joining us is Dr. Gwen Westerman, a Dakota scholar and activist who served on the Capitol Art subcommittee and has art in the exhibit. She will be sharing her perspectives on this topic as part of our program as well.

The show will include approximately 75 pieces of art from nine classrooms from the Creative Arts Secondary School and Washington Technology Magnet. Participating teachers are Randy Schutt, Keith Sellers, and Mary Ann Rogers. This builds on a project launched by Healing Minnesota Stories and art teacher Rachel Latuff.

Waniyetu/Dakota Winter Walk Saturday, Feb. 25

Indigenous educator Jim Rock will give an interactive presentation and tour at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Saturday, February 25, 10 – 11 a.m., focusing on the sacred Wakan Tipi Cave, Dakota astronomy, and the winter season. We’ll meet at the trail entrance to the sanctuary. All ages welcome, but space is filling up fast. Please register to save your spot. The event is being promoted by the Lower Phalen Creek Project.

No DAPL Updates

 

 

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