Art A Whirl At Franconia In The City@Casket

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Franconia Sculpture Park says
True to its reputation for inciting big fun and contagious creativity, Franconia Sculpture Park is offering a multitude of participatory and family friendly activities at its Northeast Minneapolis gallery and satellite sculpture park during this year’s Art-a-Whirl.

Amy Toscani’s solo show, “This Just In,” will be open in the Franconia gallery, finishing up a month-long run.

Here is the schedule of activities in the courtyard:
Friday, May 15, 6:00–8:00 pm – Live music with Pee Wee Dread, a New Orleans native who combines reggae, roots, and dancehall music with hip hop for an original show.

Saturday, May 16, throughout the afternoon, FOCI - Minnesota Center for Glass Arts will give free live demonstrations of the glass-blowing process in its “Mobile Hot Shop.” Narrated by a glass expert, the FOCI MCGA glass demonstration provides an informative and entertaining look at what glass is, how it behaves at high temperatures, and how people manipulate glass to create beautiful works of art.

Also on Saturday from noon to 5 pm, Franconia artists will do face-painting and spin-art with community visitors. The cost for one of these activities is $3.00, or two activities for $5.00. Face-painting and spin art will also happen on Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm.

In the satellite sculpture park in the courtyard of the Casket Arts Complex, adjacent to the gallery, work by Bridget Beck, Aaron Dysart, Andrew MacGuffie, Peter Martin Morales, Peyton, and Amy Toscani is on exhibit.

Franconia in the City@Casket programming is made possible, in part, by generous lead support provided by The Nash Foundation.
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By: Franconia Sculpture Park

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