From posters and graffiti to stencils and wheat pasting this year’s Student Open House draws on the open air galleries of the streets. Presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC).
Art-Making: Mobile Murals
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 5–9 pm
Explore your artistic skills through a street-art inspired design activity, and walk out with your own customized t-shirt design. Led and created by Juxtaposition Arts, a north Minneapolis non-profit arts organization for youth.
Art-Making: Mud Messages
General Mills Hennepin Lounge, 5–9 PM
Jesse Graves and Nicholas Lampert of Justseeds, a multinational artist cooperative known for their social activist infused print and design work, use materials from the earth to print powerful messages of change. Join them in this eco-conscious stenciling activity that replaces paint with mud.
Music: Radio K’s DJs Those Meddling Kids
Cargill Lounge, 5–9 pm
Break it down, mix it up, or just sit back and listen to the eclectic tunes from Radio K’s Those Meddling Kids, the high-school DJs who infiltrate one of the country’s best university stations every week.
Artist Talk: Swoon
Cinema, 6:30 pm
Street artist Swoon creates a city-within-the-city through wheat-paste prints and cut-paper figures that live amid street signs, bridges, and water towers. The artist talks about her obsession with making art for and in the streets and her experience as part of the Miss Rockaway Armada, the motley crew that came to Minneapolis in 2006 to launch homemade rafts made from salvaged materials and float down the Mississippi.
Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Mid-America Print Conference.
Film: Next: A Primer on Urban Painting
Directed by Pablo Aravena
Lecture Room, 7:30 pm
Director Pablo Aravena explores the culture of graffiti-based visual art in this documentary that profiles urban art and artists in 9 different countries around the world. The film shows the complexity and innovative spirit of this significant movement by documenting real-life moments and interviews with painters, journalists, collectors, sociologists, DJs, art critics and other participants within the subculture. The works of legendary street artists like Doz Green, Banksy, Delta, Sasu, and Swoon are highlighted.