The UnConvention Update: Fruit and Freedom Edition
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The UnConvention Update: Fruit and Freedom Edition

The UnConvention is kicking into high gear this week and next. A lot of things have been happening and coming together. Here’s an update:

Minneapolis-based ad agency Campbell Mithun put together an ad campaign for The UnConvention called “Make An Effort” (see video above). It’s a tongue in cheek effort, poking fun at Republican and Minnesotan stereotypes. There are three video ads and six posters.

My Yard Our Message at the Walker

My Yard Our Message signs are out in neighborhoods and installed on the lawn next to the Walker. So far there has only been one report of a sign being stolen. Check out the map of where signs are located.

Solider Billboard

CBS Outdoor killed the ‘Soliders’ billboard project. As the artist, Suzanne Opton describes it, “Viewing these portraits of soldiers causes one to pause and think of the many sacrifices and efforts these men and women have experienced to protect us and defend this great country.” I guess CBS decided that art making people think was scary.

The Liberty Parade

August 31st: The Liberty Parade starts at 1pm, followed by a party in Loring Park. Events at Peavey Plaza kick off. A reception at Intermedia Arts for The UnConventional Gathering Place.

Sharon Hayes

September 1: Revolutionary Love 2, a performance by Sharon Hayes, will be happening on the grounds of the State Capitol. New York Artists Ligorano/Reese will be unveiling The State of Things. Both of these events overlap somewhat with the March on the RNC, so transportation to the Capitol grounds may be tricky.

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