Visit the exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes and discover how a variety of artists and architects explore a variety of suburban conditions.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Elia Chair
10 am–3 pm
Create your very own functional, cardboard, kid-size Elia Chair, the brainchild of Canadian architect/engineer Michael Gross. It’s a great piece of modern furniture that is easy to assemble, fun to customize with your own art, and completely recyclable once you’ve put the chair to good use.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Satellite Suburbs
10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Redesign the layout of your favorite suburb using acetate, colored tagboard, photocopies of Twin Cities’ suburbs, markers, and other collage materials. Led by artist-instructor Ilene Krug Mojsilov.
Story Time: There’s Nothing To Do On Mars by Chris Gall
10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Young Davey Martin moves with his family to Mars only to find there’s nothing to do. Somehow Davey and his dog, Polaris create their own fun adventures and manage to stumble into the ancient secret of the red planet!
Performance: Flow Motion
11 am and 1 pm
Old skool to new skool—the elements of hip-hop come together on the Cinema stage, featuring Twin Cities’ talents, Truth Maze, Dancin’ Dave, DJ Stage One, Autumn Compton, Arturo Miles, and Aaron Barnell in two live shows sure to get the whole family dancing. The show is guest curated by Truth Maze who is one of the originators and premier hip hop artists in Minnesota, beginning his career as a vocal percussionist (beatboxer) and is now one of the most dynamic spoken word artists on the scene.
Films: Suburban Shorts
12 noon and 2 pm
Watch animated and live action shorts to escape from the urban and suburban landscape and venture into imaginary worlds.
The Animal Book
Directed by Chris Randall and Natalie Hinchley
Two siblings toil in a world of machinery but when a special winged book arrives, a glorious green land unfolds and offers an opportunity to escape to a lush new place. UK, 2007, 10 minutes.
Directed by Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek
A day in the life of a neighborhood street raises thoughtful questions about what makes a community. Canada, 2006, 6 minutes.
Portable Living Room
Directed by Ransom Riggs
A boy is stuck at Grandma’s house for the weekend, but realizes he can travel anywhere he wants using his power of imagination to escape to vivid landscapes. USA, 2006, 2 minutes.
My Happy End
Directed by Milen Vitanov
A charmingly confused case of puppy love arises in My Happy End. Germany, 2007, 5 minutes.
Gallery Activity: Tour the Burbs
Meet a tour guide at different stations located in the exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes that explore various aspects of suburban life. From zones to stop lights kids get their hands involved in it all.