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Who is that Masked Stranger?

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The most significant part of Northern Spark are the masterminds behind the projects. Without them, we wouldn’t have art. And, without art, we wouldn’t have an art festival. To recognize some of these artists is to acknowledge the creativity and genius behind this festival and the wonderful and exciting projects that they have brought together […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Sacred Harp singing in Minnesota has been around for maybe 30 years.   Our first Convention, an event where singers gather to sing all day (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) was in 1990, and we added a second Convention about ten years later.  Many of our younger singers (and some more seasoned ones, too) have taken […]

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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 […]

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Listen to this interview with Gilberto Vazquez Valle to hear about what inspired his project, Who is that Masked Stranger?  

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