Posted on February 05, 2016

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Performance at the SooVAC curated by Laurie Van Wieren-March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm *Some performances include mature themes*

A special performance curated by Laurie Van Wieren takes place in Amelia Biewald’s exhibition Autour de La Fin Du Monde, at Soo Visual Arts Center featuring Hijack, April Sellers, Parker Stuart, Deborah Jinza Thayer, and Laurie Van Wieren. SooVAC will be open from 2–9 pm this day. Learn about all of the Twin Cities Guerilla Girls Takeover here:

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La Fin Du Monde: Readings by Joni Tevis, Brian Laidlaw, and Jennifer Willoughby

Posted on February 01, 2016

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Join us Wednesday March 9th at 7-9pm for poetry, essay, and song from Joni Tevis, Brian Laidlaw, and Jennifer Willoughby. Each will offer interpretations of the end of worlds—visions of apocalypse, the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and pop culture explosions. But they will also catch us, spare us, and chart stories of love in the face of catastrophe. These are the stories you’ll most want to hear at The End.

SooVAC and our current exhibits are pleased to host Milkweed Editions end times gathering: 'Autour de La Fin Du Monde' by Amelia Biewald features a 10-foot disco ball representing a comet hurtling towards earth, and a heaving pile of tattered Victorian ruffles. 'Now here, nowhere' by Mike Calway-Fagen and Tim Tozer showcases unrehearsed delivery through dying words, trash, and a series titled 'Black Mass.'

Free and open to the public, but any donation will help support this collaborative event. / Presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and Soo Visual Arts Center.

Books will be available for sale, in partnership with Moon Palace Books.

*Art courtesy of Soo Visual Arts Center, by Amelia Biewald.

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Autour de La Fin Du Monde: Amelia Biewald OPENING Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6-9PM.

Posted on January 16, 2016

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Autour de La Fin Du Monde, a site-specific installation by Amelia Biewald, draws its conceptual anchor from the French science fiction film La Fin Du Monde (1931, Abel Gance) and the behind the scenes documentary that chronicles the making of the film. The film’s plot involves a comet hurling towards earth, resulting in mass panic, orgies and natural catastrophes.

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Art Shanty Projects: Celebration of 10 Years on the Ice

Posted on December 27, 2015

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Stop by Saturday, January 9th, 2016 from 6-9PM to learn more about the fabulous Art Shanty Projects. There will be exhibition of photographs and other ephemera from former shanties and performers.  Celebrate the art of the shanty - past and present - and be inspired by the eclectic visions they bring to life during this uniquely Minnesotan festival on ice.

Special thanks to Bryant Lake Bowl, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and SooVAC for their in-kind generosity to help create and support this event.

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Monday Live Arts November Edition

Posted on October 25, 2015

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Monday Live Arts, curated by Laurie Van Wieren, features artists with innovative and exploratory approaches to contemporary performance. The next installment of Monday Live Arts is on November 16th, featuring works by Alyssa Baguss (visual arts), Robert Haarman (dance/performance), and Dj MTN Dew Drop Fairy (dj/dance). Performances will begin at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. TICKETS: $5 to $10 - Suggested cash only donation for artist stipends.

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