Sunday is the final day of the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet. I am honored to be collaborating with the Holding Shanty and hosting sock darning from 10am-noon. Bring a holey sock and darn it up on the ice with me!
At 3pm is the artist talk at Hair and Nails for the exhibition Future Future. Join curators Ryan Fontaine and Kristin VanLoon and fellow artists to talk about the excellent exhibition!
HOLDING SHANTY INFO:
The Holding Shanty is about finding ways to hold each other better. Better Futures Minnesota, our partner, trains men in the deconstruction of buildings and the reconstruction of their dreams after incarceration. The Holding Shanty’s design was developed in Better Futures’ Makers Space out of recycled materials from their Reuse Warehouse, with input from the Better Futures Men. The Holding Shanty offers experiences of holding as an action of reframing, rebuilding, and creating space for care. Artists: Molly Balcom Raleigh, Jason Burbul, Valentine Cadieux, David Marsh-Pitman, Scott Raleigh, Nik Ranpura, Peter Schulze, Emily Stover, Rachel Swearingen
Accessibility Notes: There are free bus passes available for download on the Art Shanties website. There are wheelchair accessible gender segregated bathrooms in the park building near the Art Shanties. And I *think* there are gender neutral porto-potties on site too (but I didn't see where). It is worth checking the weather and ice conditions for accessibility to the shanties. It can range from slippery to slushy to snow packed and is only variably shoveled. Kicksleds are available to transport folks with limited mobility onto the ice and throughout the village. Two are equipped to accommodate a wheelchair. Most shanties have one step to enter them. The Holding Shanty is not wheelchair accessible. It has two doors, the "front door" is up a series of steep steps and then down a precarious ramp. The "back door" has one large step to enter a relatively packed lower floor where there are 3 benches. This is where the darning will take place.