Get into your groove on the Walker’s rooftop with hot music, dancing, fashion, and more. Terrace Thursdays showcase a diverse lineup of inspirational individuals breaking boundaries in art and identity. Meet your people, meet new people, grab a drink, and make the most of summer!
Art-Making: La Luchadora
Art-Making: Women’s Woodshop
Garden Terrace Room
Music: DJ Rowsheen
Performances: ARENA DANCES
6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm
Garden Terrace Room & Terraces 1, 2 & 3
This evening will also feature James Benning’s Sogobi (2002), Bruce Baillie’s All My Life (1966), and Mary Lucier’s Ohio at Giverny (1983), three films from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection, playing on loop in the Garden Terrace Room.
ARENA DANCES is a contemporary dance company performing the abstract work of Mathew Janczewski, which gives shape to emotions, exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. Since 1995, ARENA DANCES has aimed to make dance accessible to all through the presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings that inspire and promote dialogue and diversity.
Minneapolis-based DJ and event producer Rowsheen has toured and performed with international artists such as P.O.S and Peaches. A founding member and curator of HOOPS, a DJ duo with Babyghost, Rowsheen has also been featured at Minneapolis Open Streets, Zombie Pub Crawl, X-Games 2017 & 2018, Soundset, and Eaux Claires.
Women’s Woodshop empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft. Woodworking is a creative and practical skill that can build confidence and strengthen the imagination. They foster community by introducing women and non-binary folks to tools and techniques through their classes as well as providing equipment and workspace.
Jessica Lopez Lyman, PhD, is an interdisciplinary performance artist and Xicana feminist scholar. She researches Midwestern Chicana/ox and Latina/o/x experiences, social movements, and arts engagement. Lyman is an assistant professor in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota. La Luchadora is an interactive, mobile, screen print cart designed to produce and circulate social justice art to the broader public. The evening’s prints focus on the water protector’s movement, Indigenous resistance, and Latina/o/x solidarities in Minnesota.
Programming for Terrace Thursdays 2019 was designed in collaboration with a committee of local artists, activists, and community organizers. Thanks to Scott Artley, Machen Davis, Anthonia Eboreime, Nicky Leingang, Yoni Light, Oskar Ly, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Wintana Melekin, and Taja Will.