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Offerings

Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

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This past Halloween, 40 artists had activated more than 30 outdoor pop-up artworks on Lake St. Their offerings held space for death, loss, grief, ancestors, and remembering that centered on Lake St and its current changes. We’re committed to connecting you to this space and sense of community by sharing this online collection. Delve into the videos, photos and stories behind the 33 art works.

Facilitated by Lelis Brito and Harry Waters Jr., OFFERINGS delivers in 2020 a deeply collaborative take on the BareBones annual extravaganza. Read their message.

Amber Lee

Spirit Lantern Puppets

Puppets resembling jellyfish give space to all the dead including all those murdered by injustice.

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Andréa “Dre” Wakely

Sunflower Medicine

Sculpture offering a physical space to receive the sunflower’s message and its healing medicine.

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Angela Maki North

History of Homelessness

Sculpture installation addressing homelessness.

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Baki Z. Porter, Rox Anderson and Chaim Budenosky

Asé Asé Asé: An Altar and Portal Piece

A multimedia project on reverence that inhabited R.A.R.E. House on Lake St.

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Carolyn Kopecky

Pig Skeleton Puppet

A large moving puppet representing the end of the police.

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Christie Marie Owens, Mack the Barber, and Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips

Haircuts for Change

Focused on healing and beauty practices in the South Minneapolis Black community by providing opportunities for haircuts and self-care.

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Elliott Etzkorn

Calling of the Names

A ghostly white horse puppet addressing white supremacy and people moving forward together.

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Graci Horne

Sculpture and Banner

Honoring Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Black Lives Matter on Dakota Makoce.

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Gustavo Boada Rivas

De Colores

Mural portraying the goddess of water and inspired by the United Farmerworker Movement.

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Hannah Missississippi

White Horse Puppetry

A mobile (bike) puppetry of a ghostly white horse addressing white supremacy and how communities moves forward.

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Ifrah Mansour with Halima

Ifrah Mansour

Halima Goes for a Walk

Puppet Halima who is curious about her feelings of healing had taken a meditation walk to her favorite places down Lake St.

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Indigenous Roots Arts Center

La Llorona on Lake

Youth organizers perform to grieve and create awareness of the children who have died at the hands of ICE.

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Kallie Melvin

Garden of Grief and Loss

Flowers crafted out of found objects, lighting, fabric and text addressing grief and loss.

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Kari Tauring and Kurt Seaberg

The Loom

Textile sculpture hung at Ingebretsen’s that connects Nordic root culture and responsibility.

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Karly Gesine Bergmann

Mending a Sail

Textile banner about hope as a practice and not just a wish.

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Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk and Johanna Keller Flores

Floreceremos

Altars made of prose, flowers and rubble and salvaged materials along Lake St.

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Laura Korynta

Chrysal-us

A sculpture offering a moment to reflect on our place within oppressive systems and move toward transformation.

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Margo McCreary - Auntie Dote · photo by Paul Irmiter

Margo McCreary

Auntie Dote

A jacket and hat worn by the character Auntie Dote who carries a paper fortune teller while doting on passersby.

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Marian Lucas

MN Ice

Embroidery on a window screen with cooking pot lids that bang together and sign the words, equal justice.

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Mary Plaster

Stop Killing Black People

Artist’s pilgrimage to revisit Duluth’s history of lynchings and reflect on the Minneapolis uprisings.

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Masanari Kawahara · photo: Paul Irmiter

Masanari Kawahara

8 min. 46 sec. (Movement for Healing)
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Mina Leierwood

Chalkboards of Remembrance

13 chalkboards of stanzas from the Jewish poem, “We Remember” were mounted on telephone poles.

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MollieRae Miller

Cotton Thoughts

Thoughts that were soaked into the artist’s surroundings as she processed her reactions to quarantine and the fires on Lake St.

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Naye-Taye Burnett

Rainbow Fist Sculpture

A sculptural fist representing Black pride and Black Trans Lives Matter.

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Niziah Osheen Burnett

Beautiful Chaos

Online feature. A felted dress wrapped in imagery and lights depicting the protests and their aftermath on Lake St.

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Oanh Vu

Pie in the Sky

Coming soon: in Vu’s short film, Pie in the Sky, puppet friends Ruff the Dog and Bao the Bird grapple with questions about police abolition and community safety through song and dance.

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Ofunshi Oba Koso

BareBones 2020 Ancestor Altar

The altar was a space for reflection and to honor the ancestors that took place overnight on Oct. 30.

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Orren Fen

A Wolf, Protect the People

Life-sized wolf marionettes symbolizing the people who protected Lake St.

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Queen Serena Black

Black January

Mural expressing the artist’s gratitude for ancestors, grief for loved ones lost to gun violence and frustration about police brutality toward her people.

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Tara Fahey

Grief is the Medicine: Tears Transform Lake

Textile art work of crocheted tear lanterns that hold layers of grief and were hung in trees on Lake St.

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Theresa Linnihan

We Grieve Together

Over 30 figures—mourners for the many fallen to racial prejudice, gun violence, police brutality, abuse of our planet, and the pandemic.

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BareBones 2020 T-Shirt design by Munir Kahar

Various Artists

T-shirt Designs for BareBones 2020
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Venus de Mars

Venus de Mars

BareBones Orchestra Music 2015 to 2019

An epic compilation of BareBones Orchestra Music 2015 to 2019 during her five years as the BareBones Music Director.

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BareBones 2020 T-Shirt Designs by Artists

Many thanks to our partner organizations that have contributed resources to the 2020 project including Teatro del Pueblo, Indigenous Roots Arts Center, R.A.R.E House, Ingebretsen, MIGIZI Communications, Club Cuernavaca-Axochiapan-Morelos, Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte, and Pangea World Theater.
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support this year has been provided by Compas and the Safford Family as well as contributions by our greater BareBones community over the years.