BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Mina Leierwood

Chalkboards of Remembrance

photo: Paul Irmiter

Oct 25 - Nov 2

Starts at 31st St. & Minnehaha Av.

Mina Leierwood committed to making 13 chalkboards, mounted on telephone poles, with stanzas from the Jewish Passover poem “We Remember Them” by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer. The poem is used as a meditation and a prompt to ask viewers (our community) to write down the names of the Beloved Dead. Mina added another board with the complete poem, and 2 Ancestor Acknowledgement boards, to give thanks to the Indigenous people, living and deceased, who share this land with our Southside Minneapolis community. Migwech.


Think of this project as a scavenger hunt to Honor of the Dead. People and Places.

Complete Poem: 31st St. and Minnehaha Av.
#1: Minnehaha Ave and E Lake St
#2: 27th Av. and 27th St – The Ivy Building/Greenway
#3: Old RR tracks crossing Lake St. – Behind Target
#4: 21st Av. and Lake St. – Pioneer Cemetery
#5: 28th St. and Greenway Crossing
Ancestor Acknowledgement with gratitude for AIM: 2611 Cedar Ave
#6 / 2938 18th Ave S. -The Crown Block
#7 Powderhorn Park / 3329 14th Av.S
#8: 31st St. and Bloomington – Powderhorn Post Office
#9: 15th Av. and Lake St. – Heart of the Beast/Qaribuni
#10: 14th Av. and 29th St. – City Mural
Ancestor Acknowledgement with gratitude for All Our Relations -11th and the Greenway – Ancestor Mural
#11 Robert’s Annex at Chicago-Lake
#12: 3100 Portland Av. Alley – Gratitude for the Southside BATTLETRAIN
#13 2924 4th Ave – Cristo Rey High School