May 2014 MinneCulture Archives

5/7/2014 MinneCulture

MinneCulture presents: What’s in the Mix?
A community conversation with Juxtaposition Arts

In November KFAI community radio and Juxtaposition Arts partnered for a special event at Jxta that included a reception and exhibition of Paintings and Rickshaws, as well as a conversation about art and community. It was part of the What’s in the Mix initiative, made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The forum was moderated by artist Caroline Kent, and featured Jxta apprentices Cameron Downey, Jahliah Holloman, Namir Fearce and Tyanna Williamson. Performer/educator Kenna Cottman, architect Sam Babatunde Ero-Phillips and journalist Sheila Regan also participated in this conversation about the intersection of art and community.

Caroline Kent is a Twin Cities-based artist, 2009 Jerome Fellow, and recipient of the MN Artist Initiative Grant. She co-founded the Bindery Projects last year, and is a 2012-13 Creative City Making grant recipient. She will moderate the forum and invite audience participation.

Kenna Cottman is a performer and dance educator who teaches the history of African peoples through art, culture, movement and song. She is an African dance instructor at TU Dance, and manages her own company, Voice of Culture Drum and Dance.

Sam Babatunde Ero-Phillips grew up in North Minneapolis. An architect, artist and Environmental Design instructor at Juxtaposition Arts, he works with students on projects that connect directly to the surrounding community. He also lectures at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, where he’s working on a PhD in sustainable development.

Sheila Regan is a journalist who writes for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, City Pages’ Dressing Room Blog, mnartists and other publications. She also performs in theater and teaches after-school and summer theater classes.

5/14/2014 MinneCulture

A Bird’s Eye View
Produced by Diane Richard

Every year thousands of birds migrate through Minnesota. And every year thousands of them collide with the built environment. Few people notice—except for those who pick up the carcasses. That’s what volunteers for the Audubon Society do twice a year: during spring and fall seasons. KFAI reporter Diane Richard shadowed volunteer Miranda Brandon on a tour through downtown Minneapolis. For the next half hour, they’ll give you a bird’s eye view of the obstacle course humans have built for our feathered friends.

5/21/2014 MinneCulture

Rainbow Spirit Rising: Transfeminine Visibility in the Arts
Produced by Rachael Love

Minnesota is a leader of social justice issues, including acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The vibrant art scene of the Twin Cities, in particular, builds awareness and understanding through creativity.

In this audio documentary, KFAI producer Rachael Love explores how the transgender community is gaining strength, acceptance and accolades through the arts.

Hear conversations with Jill Gaulding of Gender Justice, a non-profit law firm in St. Paul; Roxanne Anderson of the South Minneapolis-based Trans Youth Support Network members of 20% Theatre Company and CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman, artist and social justice advocate.

5/28/2014 MinneCulture

The Calof Series at Patrick’s Cabaret honors the gift and memory of Joan Calof, an adventurous performer and playwright. Artists perform works-in-progress, and ask audience members for feedback via moderated conversations.

This radio presentation omits the feedback portion of the night, focusing on performances from singer/songwriter David LeDuc, spoken word/storytelling artist Katherine Glover, spoken word/storytelling artist Hieu Minh Nguyen, and singer/songwriter Bernie King. This program was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.