People are calling for changes in the Minnesota state capitol art because of its inaccurate, offensive depictions of indigenous people, and its absence of other communities of color. ReImage Minnesota is a place for students, artists and community members to share art that authentically reflects all Minnesotans, while working together to make changes in current capitol art.
Come to the MRC on April 24th to honor our students from American Indian Magnet and LEAP High School who have art displayed in this exhibit. There will be a light meal available at 5:00, and a short program at 6:00. SPPS employees sign up on PD Express to receive clock hours. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 20 to help us plan for food.
Click here to see a video of our February art opening, featuring students from Creative Arts and Washington Technology Magnet.
Joining us will be guest artist Marcie Rendon, enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. Rendon’s debut novel, Murder on the Red River (Cinco Puntos Press) is currently available. Two nonfiction children’s books are Pow Wow Summer (MN Historical Press) and Farmer’s Market: Families Working Together (CarolRhoda). With four published plays she is the creative mind behind Raving Native Theater, which produced Rendon’s play Bring the Children Home… at four venues in 2015-16. She is a recipient of the Loft’s 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship with poet Diego Vazquez. Additionally, her poem Wiigwaasabak was awarded a place in the St. Paul Almanac’s Impressions Project Summer 2017.