BareBones provided a late-Summer residency in visual and spectacle arts at TCHDC’s Liberty Plaza housing development in St. Paul, MN. Resident youth enrolled in the Summer Program at the Liberty Plaza Resource Center spent the first two weeks of August at Excursions Into High Art learning three different kinds of “high arts”. Participants made papier-mache pole puppets, built and launched solid-engine model rockets, and learned to stilt.
On the last Friday, everyone joined in a community parade that showcased their puppetry, stilting, and parading skills. BareBones artists for this residency included Mark Safford, Tara Fahey, Xena Huff, Shelley Chinander, Munir Kahar, and Ryan Billig.