OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street
Displayed alphabetically by Artist's first name
Spirit lantern puppets resembling jellyfish address hunger and homelessness.
Andrea “Dre” Wakely
Sunflower Medicine is a sculpture offering a physical space to acknowledge and celebrate sunflower’s message and receive its healing medicine.
A sculpture addressing homelessness that was illuminated at night on front yards.
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.
Christie Marie Owens
Center altar piece w/ 7 surrounding stations
An interactive sound piece inviting people to say the names of lost ones in memory and play back the recorded loop.
A sculptural figure honors Murdered and Missing Indigenous women and stands next to a banner that reads: Black Lives Matter on Dakota Land.
Gustavo Boada Rivas
A relief mural that portrays the goddess of water and is inspired by the Farmer Workers Movement.
A mobile (bike) puppetry of a ghostly white horse - addresses white supremacy and how community moves forward.
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.
Indigenous Roots Arts Center (Collective)
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.
Garden of Grief and Loss of found objects and fabric will be installed with Laura Korynta’s Crysal-us sculpture.
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.
Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk
Johanna Keller Flores
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.
The Loom, in collaboration with Ingebretsen's, is spoken word - singing - performance - music - ceremony and tapestry that connects root culture and responsibility.
A sculpture that will be installed with Kallie Melvin’s flowers from found objects and fabric address grief and loss.
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.
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".
Butoh movement with soundscape by Sho Nikaido (on cassette tape)
13 chalkboards, mounted on telephone poles, with stanzas from the Jewish Passover poem, “We Remember Them”.
Cotton Thoughts is a tapestry responding to the protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd by the police.
A sculpture of a colorful fist represents Black pride and Black Trans Lives Matter.
Ofunshi Oba Koso
Altar Piece by Koso offers a space for community healing.
Fen’s life-sized wolf marionettes symbolizing the people who protected Lake Street, was performed in public at night.
Queen Serena Black
A mural that expresses the artist’s gratitude to her ancestors.
Baki Porter, Chaim Budensky
A multimedia altar with seven stations.
Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips,
Christie Owens, Mack the Barber
Set of Haircuts for Change
crocheted tears that leaned into grief and hung from trees along Lake Street.
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.
Venus de Mars
Download the BareBones Orchestra soundtrack from the past 5 years, conducted by Music Director Venus de Mars. Available free through Nov. 30.
*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.