Lacey Prpić Hedtke

Co-Director

Lacey is a photographer and public artist in Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis. Her work is on the themes of history of place, protection, magic, and remembrance, and explores and is shown in unregulated and public spaces. Her creative practice includes processional banners, 19th century photography, astrology, performance and ritual. She founded The Future--a project and residency space, library, and storefront in South Minneapolis for artists working with magic. She has worked as an organizer with Art Shanty Projects, MayDay Parade and Festival, The Floating Library, Common Field, and BareBones Puppets. She is the board co-chair of the Golden Dome School, an art school and residency for aritst mystics. Prpić Hedtke received a BFA in photography from the Art Insitute of Boston at Lesley University, and an MLIS from St. Catherine University. She lives in a CLCLT house.

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Jordan M. Hamilton

Visual Artist for Poster

Jordan is a multi-disciplinary visual artist. His work explores embodiment of spirit & expression of cosmic & elemental energy through semi-abstract narratives. Immersed in the arts from a young age, Graffiti art propelled Jordan into an artistic practice in 2003, followed by branching into mural making & studio arts, exploring painting, sculpture, collage, installation, digital arts, puppetry, performance, adornment & mixed media. Since 2005, Jordan has contributed to & led dozens of community murals & public arts. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, streets & stages throughout the Twin Cities. Jordan’s work is deeply woven with community, informed through ancestry & influenced by spirit, with an affinity for the abstract. Infinite aspects.

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Mike Hoyt

Portrait Artist

Mike Hoyt is a professional artist in Minneapolis, MN. His creative practice includes drawing, painting, graphic storytelling, network technology, public participation, and community land stewardship.  He has participated in projects and exhibitions locally, nationally and abroad.  He has received awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Northern Lights.mn Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship, a Jerome Visual Artist Fellowship, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader.

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Miré Regulus

Co-Director and Poet

Miré Regulus is a Minneapolis-based multidisciplinary artist, community builder and parent. In her creative work she is interested in how we form engaged community and the unique ways we figure out how to take care of each other. She lives and works at the intersection of the BIPOC, queer, political, and artistic communities seeking to build a more equitable and embodied world. She lives in a home until recently marred by a racial covenant that she purchased out of foreclosure. Her home and her neighborhood bear the scars of Minneapolis' and our nation’s problematic history around race, homeownership, and economic equity.

stowe silver

Graphic Designer

stowe silver (they/them) is a queer, artist, graphic designer, and parent, living and working in Dakota territory (south Minneapolis). A former printmaker, stowe loves working hands-on and in collaboration with others. In their work, stowe seeks to connect people to art that can engage and foster community. stowe is happiest helping transform folks' ideas into tangible, bold visual design, or working in the garden with their family.

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Hawona Sullivan Janzen

Storyteller

Hawona Sullivan Janzen is a Twin-Cities based multidisciplinary artist who believes that art is the only thing that can save us from ourselves. She is a writer, composer, improvisational jazz singer and visual artist. Hawona is the Co-founder of Witness Writing, a free North Minneapolis based creative writing program, and part of Literary Witnesses, a 20 year old poetry reading series of Plymouth Congregational Church. Her writing has been featured on National Public Radio, as well as publications by Sister Black Press and Coffee House Press. Her writing was also developed into a jazz opera  at the Soap Factory Gallery in Minneapolis. Hawona has received grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is currently at work on two public art projects: “The Rondo Family Reunion: a Public Art Lawn Sign project featuring photographs and poetry featuring the people of Saint Paul’s Rondo Community, and "Love Letters for the Midway" a project featuring stories of love and admiration for her Hamline-Midway community.

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Diver Van Avery

Co-Director

Diver Van Avery is a queer public artist and poet dedicated to transformation through love. Her past projects are all collaborative in nature and she is honored to have worked beside Minneapolis luminaries in partnership with Northern Lights, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Minneapolis Public Works and Community Planning and Economic Development Departments, Shakopee Women’s Prison, Spark & Stitch Institute, and libraries throughout Minnesota. Van Avery founded and is the Co-Director of Poetry for People (PfP) alongside Miré Regulus whose mission is to embed poetry into the daily lives and geographies of neighborhoods. Van Avery’s past work has received an Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Awards, that highlights the most compelling art projects across the country. Van Avery received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and is pursuing a Masters in Counseling to allow her to focus on healing the disembodiment supported by white supremacy. A single parent by choice, Van Avery grew up in south Minneapolis in a home that had a racial covenant and now lives with her dog and her daughter in the Powderhorn neighborhood of south Minneapolis in a CLCLT home.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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