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I hope to create alter egos with Native American Youth that combine studio art practice with public performance and engagement. When I have an army of Native American super heroes winning the battle for indigenous peoples to protect our mother earth you will know I am successful. 2: I hope to start and maintain an Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration in Minneapolis that will spread across the country and last far beyond my lifetime. Mostly by how many people I can wrangle to participate from year to year.
Funktavism prevailed in a 'Smart Wars' LARP battle for an audience of 300 plus concluding in a victory round dance for all. Evaluation and participation increased even as the event took place. Facebook posts were positive with robust response. Participants asked to re-enlist for future Smart Wars engagements. Volunteer recording artists produced videos and photos. 2: In community collaboration 'Smart Wars' has shared year two of Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration in Minneapolis with year three in the planning stage. Wrangling is ongoing with increasing interest. Capacity is a challenge as artists; professional, volunteer, media, performance and studio are dependent on a very amateur part-time volunteer administrative staff.
Wakemup will create alter egos with Native American youth that will combine his studio art practice with public performance and engagement. He is on a mission to wake people up to their inner ingenuousness and join him in what he calls ?Funktavism,? fun activism.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Elizabeth Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist; Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Brian Frink: Visual artist, professor of painting and drawing, chair, art department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; John Hock: Cofounder, CEO, artistic director of Franconia Sculpture Park; Katrina Knutson: Working artist, freelance educator, and community organizer; Seho Park: Artist; art professor, Winona State University; Judith Saye-Willis: Studio visual artist; Arts Board grantee