...an active celebration of the creativity of artists and the creative programming of cultural organizations. Last year, during the night of June 4, 2011, there were 50,000 visits to 100 projects by more than 200 artists in collaboration with 60 cultural organizations and sponsors at 34 venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Northern Spark was a one-night creative explosion.
All this creativity and energy makes one “think and wonder, wonder and think,” in the inimitable words of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. What is it all about?
For us, Northern Spark is about transformation. It is about seeing the Twin Cities in a new light. It’s about making the place where you live a place you want to be, not where you return after being inspired somewhere else. It is about the dynamic intersection of art and science and technology and engineering and design and urban planning and nature and culture. It is about the power of artists to make us think and wonder.
Northern Spark is a catalyst. See something new in the commonplace. Explore the city after hours. Visit a museum or public space for the first time. Make something for thousands of people. Join friends and fellow enthusiasts in a movable feast throughout the metropolis.
It really is an amazing thing to witness through the city, and I am super thankful to be involved with it.
The idea they accepted is called "Where the Chill Came From" and will be a sharing and telling of regional ghost and paranormal stories. I want to encourage everyone to not only attend, but bring stories to share.
June 9, 12-1am Inside James Turrell's "Sky
Pesher" Walker Art Center Minnesota and the Midwest in
general is a hotbed for paranormal activity. From the Stillwater Bigfoot to the
ghosts of the MIA, nearly every town in our state plays host to a supernatural
guest. Join us to hear local stories of the strange and unexplained, as well
as share your own. Be careful though, once you find out what’s in your
neighborhood you may not want to return home until morning! A paranormal
investigator with the TCPS (Twin
Cities Paranormal Society,) Nathan Lewis will be your guide through
the legends of the region
The best part though? Is this will be happening 12-1 am, under the moonlight inside the James Turrell piece on the lawn!