Arts & Performance

Pottery and Paintings Fundraiser

Five local artists are donating pottery and paintings to raise funds for WeLoveLakeStreet and Minnetonnka Center for the Arts. The pandemic and social unrest leave these two places we love in need of funding. ALL funds from this sale will to to these two non-profits. This is an outdoor event. Masks and social distancing, please.

July 10 and 11, 4350 Wyndill Circle, Deephaven MN 55391 10 AM to 5 PM each day

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LIVE DEMO: Indo-Islamic Papermaking

Learn about Indo-Islamic papermaking and its role in the history of papermaking.

We will cover the papermaking process, and surface finishing techniques like dyeing, sizing, and burnishing on traditionally-made papers. Detailed handouts will be emailed to everyone about the process, the history as well as supplies and materials should you wish to pursue this style of papermaking at home; along with readings ro further your knowledge of the craft. Everyone will receive a sample of the paper made during the session. Read more about LIVE DEMO: Indo-Islamic Papermaking

LIVE DEMO: Pulp Painting

Kelly Taylor Mitchell (b. 1994) is an artist and educator who lives and works in Atlanta, GA where she is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary. Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture and the Art Program Director at Spelman College. Kelly’s multidisciplinary practice centers oral history and ancestral memory woven into the fabric of the Africana Diaspora, in order to present speculative futures, specifically related to concepts of community autonomy, swamp marronage, and inherited identity. Read more about LIVE DEMO: Pulp Painting

LIVE DEMO: Letterpress

Join MCBA’s Studio Technician Molly Poganski for a brief introduction to letterpress printing with hand-set wood type!

Learn a little print history while watching Molly arrange type on the press, mix and apply ink to the rollers, and print. A finished print will be mailed to you after the demonstration. Read more about LIVE DEMO: Letterpress

GoGo Penguin

UK trio GoGo Penguin (pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner) have been hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music. Read more about GoGo Penguin

The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival

Bring the whole family for a day of wonder, imagination, and all-ages fun!

Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home. Read more about The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival

Sons of Mystro

Sons of Mystro are young violinists made up of brother duo Malcolm, 23, and Umoja, 20, who use their violins to creatively interpret various genres of music; reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations. Stunning virtuosity.

In covering a song, Sons of Mystro invariably enhances that particular song due to their unique styling. Read more about Sons of Mystro

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

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