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. Time-based visual/ performing arts, events that include a human presence while questioning traditional views of the arts- dance, music, performance art, vocals, text, installations, science experiments, and more. 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.

Alyssa Baguss is a visual artist and arts program director. She works out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alyssa is a 2015 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and her work has been exhibited in the Twin Cities and regionally, including Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rosalux Gallery and the Walker Art Center to name a few. Baguss has worked as a teaching artist and artist in residence with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis Public School system’s Art for Academic Achievement residency programs, and with various art organizations in the Twin Cities including the Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum and the Rochester Art Center.

dj mtn dew drop fairy is a synther, songwriter and iced coffee enthusiast from Saint Paul, MN. He graduated from Bard College in 2012 where he studied music theory, composition and improvisation. This is his first choreographic work.

Robert Haarman is a dance maker. He excels at diffusing literalisms and conventional social constructs to their base kinesthetic appropriation. His work manifests in process, usually with others, and occasionally in concert. Recent visits to California and New York have invigorated his investigative process.

Laurie Van Wieren is a curator, choreographer, performer and teacher. Van Wieren uses her choreographic practice to discover connections and disconnections between artists, aesthetic approaches and our surrounding landscape. Her current projects include an improvisational solo new work to be performed fall, 2015 at Fresh Oysters - Performance Research- a new shared space with Fire Drill and Skewed Visions.

Image of Alyssa Baguss's site specific drawing on SooVAC walls.

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