Talks and Screenings

Public Art Conversation and Consult with Colleen Sheehy

October 5, 2018 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Public Art Conversation and Consult with Colleen Sheehy

Are you an artist thinking about a public art project, wanting to get into the field, or in the middle of a public art project? Are you an organization that wants to reach more people through public art? Consider signing up for a free Conversation and Consult session with Colleen Sheehy, Executive Director of Public Art Saint Paul. Thirty-minute sessions will take place on Friday, October 5th at Plains Art Museum in its Presentation Center.

Colleen Sheehy leads Public Art Saint Paul, a private non-profit that collaborates with the City of Saint Paul and many organizations to produce and commission public art in Minnesota’s Capitol City. Some of the organization’s key programs include City Artist Program, Western Sculpture Park, eARTh Labs for youth, Sidewalk Poetry, Pop Up Meeting, and The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo.  Prior to this position, Sheehy was Director and CEO of Plains Art Museum from 2008 – 2015, where she completed the capital campaign for the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity and the commission of James Rosenquist’s North Dakota Mural. She also served as Director of Education at Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for 15 years.

Session Times: Friday, October 5

  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM

To sign up for a session, contact Colleen Sheehy at colleen@publicartstpaul.org. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

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Public Art Panel Discussion

October 4, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Public Art Panel Discussion

As we celebrate the opening of the RedBall Project, join us for a panel conversation featuring international and local artists and practitioners exploring the contours and critical issues surrounding public art. Panelists: Kurt Perschke, artist, RedBall Project; Colleen Sheehy, director, Public Art St. Paul; Nicole Crutchfield, city planner, City of Fargo; Simone Wai, community builder and co-founder of Folkways; moderated by Brad Bachmeier, artist, and Professor of Art, Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Free and open to the public.

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Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

December 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

An unemployed Maori living in the Auckland slums, Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) has a terrible temper that he takes out on family and strangers alike. His wife, Beth (Rena Owen), takes regular beatings after he’s been at the pub, and his kids do what they can to sidestep trouble. Nig (Julian Arahanga), the eldest, is joining a street gang; Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) has been placed in a foster home, and Grace increasingly retreats to the pages of her journal. Rated R.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Native American Film Series: Reel Injun (2009)

November 7, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Native American Film Series: Reel Injun (2009)

Screening at Downtown Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North.

Reel Injun is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmakers Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film.

Free and open and public.

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Native American Film Series: Wind River (2017)

November 4, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Wind River (2017)

Screening at Downtown Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North.

Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s death. Rated R.

Free and open to the public.

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Native American Film Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

October 30, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

In 1976, a Mi’gMaq teenager (Devery Jacobs) plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent (Mark Antony Krupa) who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common. Rated R.

Free and open to the public.

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Native American Film Series: Smoke Signals (1998)

September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Smoke Signals (1998)

“Arnold (Gary Farmer) rescued Thomas (Evan Adams) from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold’s son Victor (Adam Beach) resents his father’s alcoholism, violence, and abandonment of his family. Uneasy rivals and friends, Thomas and Victor spend their days killing time on a Coeur d’Alene reservation in Idaho and arguing about their cultural identities. When Arnold dies, the duo set out on a cross-country journey to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold’s ashes”.

Free and open to the public.

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Artist Talk: Jason Moore

November 1, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Jason Moore

Artist in residence Jason Moore will present an overview of his artistic practice.

Free and open to the public.

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Friday Art Break: A Place at the Table

September 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Friday Art Break: A Place at the Table

Hear artists featured in Cone Pack Invitational: A Place at the Table discuss their work in this group exhibition. Artists Ross Hilgers, Nancy Leier, Catie Miller, Sean Scott, and Kelli Sinner will discuss the place settings they created for this invitational as well as the larger themes of the exhibition.

Free and open to the public.

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Gallery Talk: Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper

November 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper

Photographers Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper will discuss their shared interest in photographing rural regions of the United States. This gallery program will highlight each artist’s photographic practice and unique perspective on the regional landscape. Free and open to the public.

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