Interview at the Walker Art Center

Check out this great video that was sponsored by Forecast Public Art!



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SAVE THE DATE, Call and Answer-The Movie


January 17th at 7pm, Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Free Movie, Live Music, Fresh Popcorn, and Posters for Sale!

Call and Answer- The Movie Poster

Monday Night Square Dance Poster

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Article about Free First Saturday

Just found this great article about the Call and Answer event in September on the Walkers Education and Community Blog.

by at 11:48 am 2011-09-22

By Lindsay Kaplan

“Hand over hand and heel over heel” FFS September was a memorable day at the Walker that created unexpected ties across Minneapolis communities. Local artist Amanda Lovelee graced the Open Field with the notion that art-making, traditional dance and a photo booth with specific guidelines could encourage unlikely meetings and conversations among strangers.

In the absence of the Ice Cream Socials of a bygone era it is less common these days to socialize, much less dance, with a complete stranger.  Lovelee inspired the Free First Saturday crowd as well as any passers-by to expand their social sphere by taking the hand of a stranger, introducing themselves and start square dancing.  Skirts spinning and faces grinning, the dancers moved together, following the instructions of the seasoned square dance caller, Ann Carter, as an upbeat live band played the classics.

The photo booth was a conversation starter as well, the operators asking participants to find someone they didn’t know and have their portrait taken as a pair.  The public joined in to create a multi-generational album and perhaps made a few friends along the way.  In the same collective spirit the art-making tent was busy with families building a giant collaborative accordion book filled with ‘Objects of Utopic Structure’.  Depicted were family vacations, sea monsters, bald spots and anything else that induced a little happiness.

Staring down the hill at the throng of beginner square dancers skipping and shouting in unison it seemed like Ms. Lovelee was on to something, something important, a little old-fashioned and quite magical.

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Roadside Attraction Dance/Bike Ride 10/16

If you would like to square dance on the border of St. Paul and Minneapolis then please join Colin Harris as part of the Fantastic Futures Bike ride this Sunday(10/16 10am-1pm)!  We will be the last roadside attraction on Sunday morning!  For more information please check out-

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Call and Answer the movie is up and ready for watching!

After over a year of working Call and Answer, the movie, is up and ready to watch.  Please enjoy and pass on the news!  Thanks again to all the amazing people who made this project possible!

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Another chance to dance outside! Saturday September 24th!

The Call and Answer Project will be joining the Walker and group of local artist for a day in Silverwood Park.  The event is called Field Trip and will happen on Saturday September 24th.  The whole day is free!  Events will be from 12pm-9pm.  Square Dancing will occur from 3pm-5pm.

Here is a link to more information-

Hope to see you there!

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Call and Answer at Walker Open Field 9/3/2011

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