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June 16, 2011- June 29, 2011

The Northside Today: Memory, Place, Home, Community

An exhibit sponsored by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

The Northside of Minneapolis has a proud past, a vibrant & many-sided present, and abundant hopes for its future. The arts can play a role in reflecting and creating an identity for a neighborhood. The Northside Today focuses on visual interpretations of the Northside and challenges artists of any background to interpret this longtime home for immigrant groups and minorities through the multiple lenses of memory, place, home, and community. For the purposes of this exhibition, the Northside will be defined as spanning from I-94 on the east to Theodore Wirth Park on the west, from Highway 55 on the south to Broadway on the north.

ARTIST RECEPTION - Saturday June 18, 7-10 pm

Several concurrent events are planned to accompany this show:

~~ June 16, 7 pm at the home of David Harris (1111 Upton Ave N) BENEFIT: Tapas and desserts; Talk by filmmaker Daniel Bergin and a sneak peek at Cornerstones: A History of the Northside; $50 admission

~~ June 20, 7-9 pm at Homewood Studios, ADULT ARTS WORKSHOP on place and memory by U of M art professor David Feinberg $18 admission

~~ June 26, noon-1:15 pm at the home of David Harris (1111 Upton Ave. N) BENEFIT: Luncheon; Talk by visual artist Seitu Jones; $50 admission

~~ June 26, 12:30-2:30 pm University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Center (UROC) (2001 Plymouth Ave. N) TEEN ARTS WORKSHOP: on place and memory led by Homewood Studios Director George Roberts (free)

~~ June 26, 1:30-2:30 pm Plymouth Avenue, TOUR OF PLYMOUTH AVENUE: by urban historian Iric Nathanson, focusing on the transformations of the 60s and 70s; starting point: 2400 Plymouth Ave N free

~~ June 26, 2:30-3:15 pm UROC (2001 Plymouth Ave. N) MUSIC PERFORMANCE in UROC's parking lot (or perhaps inside)

~~ June 26, 2:30-4 pm UROC (2001 Plymouth Ave. N) EXHIBITS: of teen and adult workshops, Placeography demonstration, tables hosted by Jewish and arts organizations working on the Northside