Saturdays at Springboard – How We Imagine
Join us at our University Avenue site for creative, family-friendly fun in the neighborhood! Each pair of Saturdays will be led by an Artistic Director and feature interactive art and opportunities for creation outdoors on Springboard’s green space. Each event runs 1-5pm and is free of charge, all ages welcome.
Save the dates for a closing set of Saturdays at Springboard, with Artistic Director TruArtSpeaks! (Makeup date on October 9 if needed). Check out the full listing of artists and activities below!
Date: Saturday, September 18 & September 25, 2021 1:00-5:00 pm
Where: 262 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103
More info & RSVP: https://springboardforthearts.org/saturdays-at-springboard/
Saturdays at Springboard are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Body & Breath: Kinshasha Kambui will lead two all ages, all abilities, movement & breath based that center healing, expansion, and mindfulness—all core components of creative expression.
Hip Hop Dance: Master Hip Hop Dance Artist & Instructor, Herbert Johnson III will lead one youth based Hip Hop Dance lesson and one Adult based Hip Hop Dance session inviting folx to imagine the ways in which creative expression exudes from the body and challenging participants to consider the expressive nature of Hip Hop based movement.
DJ Huh What?!: Will be holding down the 1’s & 2’s creating an atmosphere rooted in Hip Hop exploration of creative expression and artistic freedom. A family friendly set, this will be a mix of movement music and creative genius selected to inspire every listener to think deep and move.
Mainstage: The TruArtSpeaks mainstage will feature poetry and rap performances by ShaVunda Brown, Malik “Juice Lord” Curtis and more. Inviting you to witness cultural practitioners exercising their creativity in real time.
Visual Arts Station: A visual art station for anyone who wants to practice their hand styles, tags, etc. There will also be chalk spray, Hip Hop stencils, canvas and more, all to allow you another entry point into how you imagine creative expression.
Food & Drink: Creativity feeds the spirit; the body must be fed as well. At TruArtSpeaks, we try to ensure that we nourish the whole person as a part of creative and cultural practice when in community with others.
GIF corner: What does creative expression look like to you? Is it a silly face, a series of photos, sharing the art you created with the world, your posse or crew? Create a GIF, tag @TruArtSpeaks and use the hashtag “#TruArtSpeaks” when responding to the prompt: “I imagine creative expression by…” to be featured in our IG, Twitter and social media stories as
the day goes on.
WE-WIN INSTITUTE: Through a partnership with WE-WIN Institute, we are continuing a core component of our literacy advocacy by holding space for people to read and engage with books as an access point to creative expression. WE-WIN will be giving away books, making buttons and creating other memorable pieces of art as a part of this exploration of