Next Thursday at Open Field, Mike Haeg, Mayor of Mt. Holly, Minnesota, will present the first of two Arrow Workshops. In these free workshops, visitors will explore ways of bridging the distance between people and locations in a more tactile manner than is afforded by digital social media. Visitors will design, construct, exchange and display handmade arrows pointing to places they choose around the globe.
Mike Haeg is one of the artists participating in this summer’s Field Office Fellowship project. Over the summer he’ll be bringing his M*A*S*H Pole project to the Walker’s Open Field, where he’s created a new W*A*L*K*E*R Pole for Open Field visitors to create and exchange arrows with one another.
You can stop by on Thursday between 3 – 7PM to drop off an arrow you’ve made that points to a place you love, or spend that time with Mike and other Open Field folks designing an arrow to be made at a later date. Throughout the summer, the W*A*L*K*E*R Pole will be up inside Field Office (FlatPak) if you’d like to stop by to exchange arrows!
Walker Open Field Arrow Workshop
Thursday, July 7th, 3:00 – 7:00PM
Make a real world connection to a real person at a real location, really.
Bring your home or studio made arrow to a Walker Open Field Arrow Workshops and trade it for another handmade arrow. It works like this:
1. Make an arrow (be creative in your choice of destination, material and message)
2 Bring your arrow to a Walker Open Field Arrow Workshop
3. Swap your arrow for one on the pole
4. Bring your new arrow home and point it toward its intended target, creating a unique, personal bond to a new person and place.
Questions? You can leave them here in the comments section, or you can reach the Mayor directly through this project blog: http://walkerpole.blogspot.com/