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

Displayed alphabetically by Artist's first name
Amber Lee
Amber Lee Jellyfish. photo: Paul Irmiter

Spirit Lantern Puppets

Spirit lantern puppets resembling jellyfish address hunger and homelessness.
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Andrea “Dre” Wakely
Andrea Dre Wakely_Sunflower Medicine. photo: Paul Irmiter

Sunflower Medicine

Sunflower Medicine is a sculpture offering a physical space to acknowledge and celebrate sunflower’s message and receive its healing medicine.
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Angela North
Angela North History of Homelessness. photo: Paul Irmiter

History of Homelessness

A sculpture addressing homelessness that was illuminated at night on front yards.
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Carolyn Kopecky
Carolyn Kopecky pig skeleton · photo: Paul Irmiter

Pig Skeleton Puppet

A pig skeleton puppet represents the end of the police and is adorned with mushrooms that symbolize the need to detoxify in order for good soil to grow and floral greenery for a fruitful future.
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Christie Marie Owens
Altar to Obatala Christie Owens

Altar to Obatalá

Center altar piece w/ 7 surrounding stations
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Elliott Etzkorn
Elliott Etzhorn

Calling of the Names

An interactive sound piece inviting people to say the names of lost ones in memory and play back the recorded loop.
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Graci Horne
Graci Horne · photo: Lelis Brito

untitled sculpture and banner

A sculptural figure honors Murdered and Missing Indigenous women and stands next to a banner that reads: Black Lives Matter on Dakota Land.
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Gustavo Boada Rivas
Gustavo Alfonso Boada Rivas DeColores mural photo by Paul Irmiter

De Colores Mural

A relief mural that portrays the goddess of water and is inspired by the Farmer Workers Movement.
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Hannah Missississippi

White Horse Puppetry

A mobile (bike) puppetry of a ghostly white horse - addresses white supremacy and how community moves forward.
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Ifrah Mansour
Ifra Mansour Halima Goes for a Walk · photo: Paul Irmiter

Halima Goes for a Walk

In Halima goes for a Walk - puppet Halima, who is curious about the feelings of healing, took a meditative walk visiting favorite places on Lake St.
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Indigenous Roots Arts Center (Collective)

La Llorona on La Lake

A group of youth organizers dressed as La Llorona to grieve and create awareness of the children who have died at the hands of ICE.
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Kallie Melvin
Kallie Melvin Grief Flowers · photo: Paul Irmiter

Garden of Grief and Loss

Garden of Grief and Loss of found objects and fabric will be installed with Laura Korynta’s Crysal-us sculpture.
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Karly Bergmann
Karly Bergmann Mending A Sail photo by Paul Irmiter

Mending a Sail

A textile banner that visually interprets pieces of the text "We Were Made For These Times" by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola about hope as a practice, not just a wish.
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Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk
Johanna Keller Flores

Floreceremos

A standing altar, built in partnership with Teatro del Pueblo, using rubble from burnt down buildings along Lake St, weaving the words of Keller Flores, written in response to the Minneapolis uprisings.
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Kurt Seaberg
Kari Tauring
Kari Tauring and Kurt Seaberg: the Loom

The Loom

The Loom, in collaboration with Ingebretsen's, is spoken word - singing - performance - music - ceremony and tapestry that connects root culture and responsibility.
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Laura Korynta
Laura Kornyta Crysal us 2 · photo: Paul Irmiter

Chrysal-us

A sculpture that will be installed with Kallie Melvin’s flowers from found objects and fabric address grief and loss.
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Margo McCreary
Margo McCreary Auntie Dote · photo: Paul Irmiter

Auntie Dote

Auntie Dote is a mended and painted jacket for a character named Auntie Dote who walked down Lake St and handed out written papers of inspirational sayings.
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Marian Lucas
Marian Lucas_Equal Justice. photo: Paul Irmiter

MN Ice

Embroidery on a window screen with a moving ASL. Wind chimes made of lids from cooking pots decorated with hands bang together and make the signed words "Equal Justice".
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Masanari Kawahara

Movement for Healing

Butoh movement with soundscape by Sho Nikaido (on cassette tape)
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Mina Leierwood
Mina Leierwood_Chalkboards of Remembrance. photo: Paul Irmiter

Chalkboards of Remembrance

13 chalkboards, mounted on telephone poles, with stanzas from the Jewish Passover poem, “We Remember Them”.
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MollieRae Miller
Mollie Rae Miller Cotton Thoughts. photo: Paul Irmiter

Cotton Thoughts

Cotton Thoughts is a tapestry responding to the protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd by the police.
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Naye-Taye Burnett
Naye Taye Burnett fist sculpture. photo by Paul Irmiter

Colorful Fist Sculpture

A sculpture of a colorful fist represents Black pride and Black Trans Lives Matter.
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Ofunshi Oba Koso
Ofunshi Oba Koso BareBones Altar · photo: Paul Irmiter

Barebones 2020 Ancestor Altar

Altar Piece by Koso offers a space for community healing.
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Orren Fen
Orren Fen. photo: Paul Irmiter

Wolf Marionettes

Fen’s life-sized wolf marionettes symbolizing the people who protected Lake Street, was performed in public at night.
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Queen Serena Black
Queer Serena Black_Black January mural crop_photo_Paul Irmiter 600

Black January

A mural that expresses the artist’s gratitude to her ancestors.
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Rox Anderson,
Baki Porter, Chaim Budensky
Rox Anderson, Baki Porter, Chaim Budensky - Altar, photo by Lelis Brito

Ase ase ase

A multimedia altar with seven stations.
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Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips,
Christie Owens, Mack the Barber
Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips · Haircuts for Change

Haircuts for Change

Set of Haircuts for Change
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Tara Fahey
Tara Fahey - photo by Lelis Brito

Grief is the Medicine

crocheted tears that leaned into grief and hung from trees along Lake Street.
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Theresa Linnihan
Theresa Linnihan We Grieve Together. photo: Paul Irmiter

We Grieve Together

Over 30 figures of mourners for the many fallen to racial prejudice, gun violence, police brutality, abuse of our planet and the pandemic that surrounds us.
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Venus de Mars
barebones orchestra

BareBones Orchestra Recordings

Download the BareBones Orchestra soundtrack from the past 5 years, conducted by Music Director Venus de Mars. Available free through Nov. 30.
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*Artists whose artworks will be featured online in mid-November include: Niziah Osheen Burnett, Mary Plaster and Oanh Vu. Work by Angie Courchaine is unpublished at the request of the artist.