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Artist Interview: Introducing “Ippississim”
To continue our highlight of projects and majestic creations, it is necessary to acknowledge the mightiest of American waterways, the life and current of the Twin Cities: The Mississippi River. Ever present, this rushing force of water is stage to a very wonderful force of art: Ippississim Colin Kloecker, Shanai Matteson, Ady Olson What will […]
Artist Interview: Introducing “Love Letters in Lowertown” by: Clarence White
Introducing: [[Love Letters to Lowertown.]] A project created/conducted by Clarence White. Allow him to become your Cyrano, allow Lowertown to become your stage of/for love: in all the purest, deepest and most electrifying senses. (Eros, Philia, Storge and everything in-between). What was the inspiration behind this project? Many years ago, I used to write a […]
Artist Interview: Introducing “The World is Rated X”
The World is Rated X, by Jennifer Newsom Carruthers and Tom Carruthers, allows us to experience this already awesome festival from a different perspective. It brings in new perspectives regarding public space and where we position ourselves in our own respected arenas/daily lives. Come be stimulated by projections and see the city from an angle […]
Bringing on the warmer months
At 5:30am on Sunday, June 10, 2012 I couldn’t help but muse that it took 466 hours by 133 fabulous volunteers to help make Northern Spark 2012 a reality. I knew that in less than a year, we’d be diving into planning for another over-night adventure, Northern Spark 2013. Fast forward. It’s the tail-end […]
let the countdown begin!
89 days left before the festival! From now until then, we will be providing you with all sorts of exciting festival information and sneak peeks. Be sure to check in with the blog regularly for project updates, opportunities to get involved, pre-festival events, interviews with artists, and so much more! As of today, you are […]
Northern Spark in Lowertown!
Northern Spark is a portal to a new experience of the Twin Cities. Throughout the night we each pick a route accompanied by friends or in the companionship of familiar strangers. Together we look at art, experience community in a new way, and see the cities in a new light. In 2013 we are excited […]
Pre-Festival Artist Talks – June 1st
Join us the evening of June 1 at McNally Smith College of Music for an evening of short, rapid-fire presentations by several Northern Spark artists. Using a Pecha Kucha format each artist or team will introduce the project they are preparing for the festival. Representing a diversity of disciplines from architecture and design to music […]
Rocket building with the whole family
At last year’s Northern Spark we were pleasantly surprised to see a lot of families with young children out and about at the festival. Lucky kids — they got to stay out way past bedtime. This year we’ve made a few adjustments for family audiences, primarily a set of projects by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, […]
Still looking for volunteers!
The festival is officially two weeks away, and we are still seeking volunteers! Consider making a non-financial donation to the festival by volunteering 3 (or more!) hours of your time to one of these jobs: Information Desk Volunteers stationed at these locations around the festival are rock stars of information. The primary task of Information […]