What's in the Mix? Juxtaposition Youth and Public Art
Friday, November 15, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
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What's in the Mix?
A project of KFAI radio featuring Juxtaposition Apprentices.
Join youth Apprentices from the Juxtaposition Arts summer Public Art Lab as they discuss their inspiration, vision and creation of the public art collection Paintings and Rickshaws.
Moderated by Artist Caroline Kent, this forum will be recorded and broadcast later on KFAI as part of a special project titled "What's In the Mix".
During the forum, youth will discuss their public art project with Kent, and audience members will be able to ask questions about the art, the process and their experience.
Forum: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
A reception with refreshments will be held before and after the program.
All are welcome!
Paintings and Rickshaws was a Public Art project run as a social enterprise lab through Juxtaposition Arts during the summer of 2013. Youth Apprentices, working with Artists Caroline Kent and Nate Young, created 10 large-scale paintings designed to exist temporarily at
sites along Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis. Through creative brainstorming, examination of expressions, personal questions, and word pairings the group pieced together statements
or words that they felt stimulated critical thought or raised a question.
The paintings were attached to a low rickshaw and transported by the Apprentices to locations
in the area. The paintings serve as a provocation and invitation to think about
what the words could mean in the context of their Northside environment.
What's in the Mix?
"What’s In The Mix” is a community conversation hosted and moderated by artists and/or cultural leaders from diverse communities and attended by community members. Sessions feature live performances or presentations of artists of all disciplines. Each session is recorded; posted on KFAI’s website as a webinar; and, where appropriate, segments of the conversations is featured on existing KFAI programming. The events are recorded and aired at later dates on the weekly arts/culture program, MinneCulture at kfai.org/minneculture.
What's in the Mix is a project funded by a grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board and the
State of Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
When & Where
Juxtaposition Arts & KFAI Radio
Founded in1995, Juxtaposition Arts began with a small team of entrepreneurial artists who were determined to provide much needed arts programming to children and youth in North Minneapolis. Since then, Juxtaposition has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in youth and community programming through arts and design, primarily offered through artists of color.
In 2010, Juxtaposition made a strategic choice to transform its’ arts programming into social enterprise laboratories (JXTA Labs). Though still grounded in quality educational practice, through the Labs, youth learn graphic design, screen-printing, environmental design, place making and public and fine art. In addition to learning the various art forms, youth Apprentices are trained in the practices of the day-to-day business operations. The Labs take in customer business, and Apprentices work alongside mentor artists to design and produce the work. Besides the Labs, Juxtaposition offers free, year-round drawing and design training and summer programs in aerosol art for children and youth.
Each year, Juxtaposition programs, artists and youth impact thousands of community members.