Enjoy! August 2021

Enjoy! August 2021

Art for All returns

Sample painting from Art for Alll

The University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration’s Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion offers its largest exhibit to date through Sat, Aug 28. at Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, 3rd floor gallery, Mpls. Featured artists will be introduced at a reception from 4-8 p.m. Thu, Aug. 5, with formal remarks at 6 p.m. The exhibit marks the first in-person Art for All show in 18 months. It can be seen every week 3-7 p.m. Thu and noon-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Featured are Katharine Fitzgerald, whose work includes drawings of fantasy creatures; Dan Stallsworth, an abstract painter who works on canvas; Donna Ray, a ceramic artist; Geordy Levin, whose paintings often include nature scenes; Jessica Williams, who often creates digital art; Lindsey Moreland, who often draws the character Betty Boop or the artist Frida Kahlo; Nicole Noblet, a visual artist whose work includes fiber art; and Lydia Sponslier, who often paints abstract work. Masks are not required in the Northrup King Building if guests are fully vaccinated. Those who are not fully vaccinated are asked to wear a mask. FFI: https://art.ici.umn.edu/

Art to change the world

Art to Change the World has opened the Coaching Project for a Better World candidate applications. The nine-month paid fellowship program supports relationship building, collective learning and project production on topics of social change led by Twin Cities youth. Project teams will create action oriented, creative projects that address social justice issues at the nexus of art and science. The coaching projects provides individual stipends and $3,000 for project budgets. Spots are available for youth and adult artist and scientist coaches. Application deadline is Sun, Aug. 15. FFI: www.arttochangetheworld.org/coaching-project-for-a-better-world/

Booty Body at Interact

Interact Gallery presents an exhibition about patterns, the body and the power of repeated marks and gestures over time, at Interact Gallery, 755 Prior Ave. N., Suite #002D, St. Paul. It is the first exhibit at the Prior Avenue space and the first in-person Interact exhibit since 2019. Twenty visual artists with disabilities are presenting their work. Artists in the exhibition include Garret Anderson, Katie Bretzman, Katie Brinkman, Bill Crane, Vance Diamond, Janice Essick, Devra Goldstein, Peder Hagen, Kramer Hegenbarth, HML, Andie Kiley, Krystal Lewis, Lucy Picasso, Philip Price, Dan Schlag, Andrew Seymour, Briana Shelstad, Victor Van, Loni Joy Watts, and BDG Wolfe. The gallery is open by appointment 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Wed. View online at gallery.interactcenter.org/booty-body. The show ends Wed, Aug. 18. FFI: https://interactcenter.org/

Open Flow Forum

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates Thu, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and Oct. 8. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability concerns. Facilitators are Tara Innmon, Kip Shane and Springboard for the Arts. The gatherings are fully accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Andy Sturdevant at host organization Springboard for the Arts. Funding is available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, resources@springboardforthearts.org

Self-advocacy classes

Upstream Arts offers virtual self-advocacy classes through Sept. 20. Artists aged 18 and older are welcome to attend one of three weekly times at 10-11 a.m. Mon, 1-2 p.m. Wed, or 4-5 p.m. Thu. Classes are online and pay-what-one-can. All classes have ASL interpretation and close captioning. In-person classes are coming in the fall. FFI: 612-331-4584, upstreamarts.org

Less to Enjoy!

Restrictions have eased in the entertainment world, so look for changes. Some of the museums, arts and theater groups that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! calendar have moved to online services or are offering in-person services with social distancing and safety measures. Others are offering their art in-person. Please check with a venue or organization before making plans. Check to see what classes and performances are offered online. See what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance and its calendar, at https://mnaccess.org/