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Art Heals 2019

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Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 South 4th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Art Heals brings together youth with local community artists for an evening of sharing and expressing ourselves through art.

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Art Heals: A Community Celebration of Art and Healing

Gather at 6:00 PM for light refreshments, art making, socializing

Show starts at 7:00 PM

Location: Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 South 4th Street

Free and open to the public but registration is required.

MC: Signe Harriday

Special Guest: The Subversive Sirens

Supported by funding through The One Minneapolis Fund

Join us for RECLAIM's 4th annual Art Heals event! Many youth who participate in the services at RECLAIM use visual arts, spoken word, and music for self-expression and empowerment. Art Heals is the culmination of our work in bringing youth together with local community artists for an evening of sharing and expressing ourselves through art.

Art Heals is also an opportunity for queer, trans and POC artists to tell their stories. At RECLAIM, it is the stories of the youth that mean the most, that fuel our work and inspire us to grow to meet the needs of our community. The stories of queer and trans youth are so important and, often times, go unheard. Art and performance have the unique capacity to tell the stories that most need to be told, to reach out and communicate something both powerful and necessary. Now, more than ever, it is essential that the voices of queer and trans people – who are so often silenced by both structural and cultural forces – are given the chance to be heard.

About our special guests and MC

Subversive Sirens

We are a Minnesota-based synchronized swimming team committed to black liberation, equity in swimming / aquatic arts, body positivity in athleticism, and queer visibility. We represent the many communities and identities we each and collectively hold. We are curvy, fat, and strong. We are able-bodied and have disabilities. We are lesbian, queer, and straight. We are Black, Asian, white, and multiracial. We are cisgendered and non-binary. We are allies and accomplices to each other and our communities. In our debut competition - at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris - we won both a gold medal for the Team Free Combo and a silver medal for Duet. We are currently training for the IGLA Aquatics Championship in New York City in June in conjunction with World Pride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

Signe V. Harriday is a fierce visionary and powerful storyteller who crafts theatre that awakens our individual and collective humanity. As a director, multidisciplinary artist, activist, and producer, she uses theatre as a catalyst to ask questions about who we are and who we are in relation to others. She is co-founder of MaMa mOsAiC, a women of color theater company whose mission is to evoke positive social change through female centered work. She is an Associate Company Member of Pillsbury House Theatre. She is a founding member of Million Artist Movement, a network of artists and activists committed to Black liberation and healing. She earned her MFA in Acting at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard and Moscow Art Theatre. She recently directed Mat Smart’s The Agitators and Benjamin Benne’s Neighbors. She currently is directing Hidden Heroes by Sha Cage. She splits her time between NYC and Minnesota.

www.signeharriday.com | She/Her/Hers

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