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Artist Interview: Introducing “The World is Rated X”

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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My favorite part of preparing for Northern Spark are the festivals. In case you missed it, we had a blast at MayDay last year (as evidenced by Sarah P’s post)! It is such fun to be a part of what makes the Twin Cities during the spring and summer months great. The festivals are a […]

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We had a great time last weekend at the Saint Paul Art Crawl.  Set up in the magnificent Waiting Room of the Union Depot, a cadre of volunteers passed out stickers and talked up the festival projects.  Highlights include many valiant efforts to fling LED-filled rubber balls using The Hack Factory’s Mini Trebuchet (a much […]

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Have you started thinking about how you will get to Lowertown for the festival? We have all sorts of suggestions!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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There are still open calls for projects being hosted by Twin Cities Public Television, the American Swedish Institute, and Zeitgeist!
Check them out here and submit your ideas!

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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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