Northern Spark at Open Field: Things that Go Bump in the Night and Other Stories
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Northern Spark at Open Field: Things that Go Bump in the Night and Other Stories

One of the unique aspects of Northern Spark is the ability to host programming that would be impossible or vastly different during regular programming hours.  For this year’s lineup we are joined by Nathan Lewis to hear stories of the paranormal and unexplained including ghosts haunting local museums and other reasons to never go to sleep again.  To close out the night Rain Taxi returns to host Bedtime Stories within the cozy confines of the Sky Pesher with surprise guest readers (even we don’t know who it is yet).  Space is limited for both programs so we encourage you to come early to secure a spot.

Where the Chill Came From

Nathan Lewis
James Turrell Sky Pesher

Minnesota and the Midwest in general is a hotbed for paranormal activity.  From the Stillwater Bigfoot to the ghosts of the MIA, nearly every town in our state plays host to a supernatural guest.

Join us to hear local stories of the strange and unexplained, as well as share your own. Be careful though, once you find out what’s in your neighborhood you may not want to return home until morning! A paranormal investigator with the TCPS (Twin Cities Paranormal Society) for nearly half a decade, Nathan Lewis will be your guide through the legends of the region and share his personal investigation experiences.

Bedtime Stories
James Turrell Sky Pesher
presented by Rain Taxi Review of Books

Wind down your Northern Spark experience with surprise readings by local authors within the intimate space of the James Turrell Sky Pesher. Dreamlike visions await! Presented in partnership with Rain Taxi Review of Books.  We don’t even know who the guests are going to be….come be pleasantly surprised with us.


About Northern Spark at Open Field

Walker Art Center
June 9– 10, 2012

Minneapolis, May 25, 2012—Walker Art Center is keeping the lights on again for this year’s Northern Spark festival with a gathering inspired by the convivial, collaborative, and ephemeral atmosphere of Open Field. Gather around the campfire for concerts and storytelling performances by local writers and musicians. Grab a glow stick and join in a NIGHTclub edition of Drawing Club, or stroll around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker campus, where you’ll stumble upon artist interventions and other surprises. Inside, the exhibitions are on view for free and feature exclusive, one-night-only viewings of artworks from the collection, while whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, an experimental, ever-changing film noir from artist Eve Sussman, screens in the Lecture Room. Fuel up for the night with the Garden Grill by D’Amico’s food and beverages, including s’mores, before crashing on the hill to watch the sun rise over the city skyline.  All activities and gallery admission are free.

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