Meet the Summer IMPRESSIONS artists and writers on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at Black Dog in Saint Paul’s Lowertown. Saint Paul Almanac is proud to celebrate six new beautiful broadsides on transit.
This is the second cohort of six local poets and six local visual artists whose work will appear on Metro Transit trains and buses. The poets will read their work and the visual artists will share their process. The following poets and artists are featured in the summer release:
JUNE 1st @ BLACK DOG CAFE
“Wiigwaasabak” – Marcie Rendon, art by Sara Endalew
“Eleven” – J. Otis Powell‽, art by Ni’Kol Imani Dowls
“_ism” – Liza Docken, art by Kazua Vang
“Father Bought Mangos” – Marion Gómez, art by Jill Ness
“Sisyphus the Minnesotan Duck” – Victoria Tankersley, art by Thomas Cassidy
“Night Swim” – John Bly, art by Alexandra Norwick
In partnership with Metro Transit, Intersection, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, the Almanac is bringing together the work of 24 local writers and 24 local artists. Six broadsides will be published each quarter—24 broadsides for the year. In total, over 300 impressions of the IMPRESSIONS broadsides will be produced each quarter—1200 impressions for the year—inside trains and buses in the Twin Cities and on bus kiosks and train platforms. Each broadside is a unique poster of a local poet’s poem combined with a local artist’s work as a reflection of that poem.
The event will also feature cake from Saint Paul baker and poet Danny Klecko.
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