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The Visitors: The People of Summer Music & Movies

On August 4 we kicked off this year’s Summer Music & Movies. Delicious smells filled the air from nearby food trucks, easily tempting many visitors who came to take in the night. With amazing tunes from The Cloak Ox followed by the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, it was the perfect way to start the […]

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The crowd relaxing as The Cloak Ox performs Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

On August 4 we kicked off this year’s Summer Music & Movies. Delicious smells filled the air from nearby food trucks, easily tempting many visitors who came to take in the night. With amazing tunes from The Cloak Ox followed by the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, it was the perfect way to start the week. I took advantage of the brief time in between the band and before the film to ask attendees about their favorite summer pastimes and how they had been enjoying the evening.

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Heather Reid and Pickle Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Heather Johnson-Reid. My dog is Pickle.

Occupation: I’m a lawyer by trade, but home raising kids for now.

Describe the evening in three words: Magical, Musical, Summer.

Did you get a chance to try any food truck items? Yes! We had Andrew Zimmern’s gumbo and potato bites, and a red velvet cupcake. The gumbo and cupcake were delicious.

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Lobster and most seafood, probably because I spent my childhood summers on Cape Cod.

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies? It always has a great vibe, we wanted to see Cloak Ox, and it’s a walk away so we can bring Pickle. I guess that’s three reasons :)

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Tom Hoarty. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Tom Hoarty

Occupation: Lab Technician

Describe the evening in three words: Quiet Summer Night.

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Watermelon, because it tastes like summer.

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies? It’s a relaxing, enjoyable time and a great opportunity to not think about work.

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Loretta Herning and Jordan Ermer appreciating the summer evening Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Loretta Herning & Jordan Ermer

Occupation: Herning—activities coordinator and advocate for clients with mental illness; Ermer—middle school educator, tandem skydive instructor

Describe the evening in three words: Calm, Refreshing, and Comfortable.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota summers?  Biking and running Lake of the Isles after work!

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Chicken wings, because they are the BEST on the grill!

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies?  We live in Lowry Hill and needed an outing in our busy week!

Franny Carroll (center) and friends

Franny Carroll (center) and friends Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Franny Carroll

Occupation: Art student at Parsons The New School for Design

Describe the evening in three words: Former Substitute Teachers

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota summers? Reading on my porch with a big glass of lemonade and seeing friendly neighbors.

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Definitely corn on the cob. There’s nothing better than Minnesota corn that’s in season.

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies? I live in the neighborhood and it’s the perfect summer event to enjoy with friends on a Monday night. And High Noon is a classic!

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Jamie Bonczyk and daughter play bean bag toss Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Jamie Bonczyk

Occupation: Director of Health and Nutrition, PICA Head Start

Describe the evening in three words: Connected, Community, and Fun.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota summers? Taking my 16-month-old daughter outside. We go to the park, the pool, the zoo, camping, hiking, on a walk around the neighborhood. She loves being able to experience everything through her senses. She likes to touch and smell things and puts more things in her mouth than I would like her to.

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Anything made on the grill. We try to cook and eat outside as much as possible in the summer.

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies? Experience is the architect of the brain, and my husband and I want to ensure our daughter has as many consistent, positive experiences as possible. The Summer Movies & Music series allows her to see lots of people coming together in one place for the common goal of enjoying the Minnesota summer.

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Michele Braley & Nils Dybvig make the evening a fun date night Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Michele Braley & Nils Dybvig

Occupation: Social workers

Describe the evening in three words: Braley— Sunshine, Sandwiches, and My Sweetheart; Dybvig— Awesome Date Night.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota summers? Braley—They are jam-packed with great activities. We biked to the University of Minnesota for a Fringe Fest show before continuing on to Movies & Music. What a city!

Did you get a chance to try any food truck items? Dybvig— No. What would you have tried? I was tempted by the cupcakes.

What is one food that reminds you of summer? Braley— Is white wine a food? Sharing a glass with friends on the porch is pure summer.

Dybvig— Gazpacho. I love it when fresh, local tomatoes and cucumbers are available.

Why did you decide to come to Summer Music & Movies? BraleyWhat’s not to love about music and a movie at a lovely Minneapolis park? The only thing that makes it better is the bike ride home. Biking through the quiet streets of downtown at 11 pm to my home in Seward is a perfect end to the evening.

Dybvig— To get outside, enjoy the summer, soak up some culture, and spend time with my sweetie. All for free, what’s not to love?

Fashion at the Radical Presence Opening

July 24 celebrated the opening of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art in the Target and Friedman Galleries. As the show itself spans three generations of artists, similarly there were guests of all ages and backgrounds in attendance. Performances of the night were held inside and outside of the galleries and interacted with the […]

Jordan and Aaron Marx stop by Benjamin Patterson's Pond (1962) for a quick photo. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Jordan and Aaron Marx stop by Benjamin Patterson’s Pond (1962) for a quick photo. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

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Terry Adkins’ The Last Trumpet set up at the entrance of Radical Presence. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

July 24 celebrated the opening of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art in the Target and Friedman Galleries. As the show itself spans three generations of artists, similarly there were guests of all ages and backgrounds in attendance. Performances of the night were held inside and outside of the galleries and interacted with the artwork. Large crowds gathered around to view Terry Adkins’ The Last Trumpet, Senga Nengudi’s Untitled (RSVP) performed by Maren Hassinger, Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s Orifice.

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Jacolby Satterwhite captures the audience’s attention on Satch Hoyt’s Say It Loud. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

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Guests relax and chat in the Cargill lobby. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

It was amazing to watch the artists perform and bring another experience to the pieces in the show. The space remained packed throughout the evening as everyone navigated their way through the galleries. The whole evening had immense energy and a shared sense of enthusiasm. In addition to the performances, it was fun to witness the different styles of expression through guests’ clothing. I was able to document just a few of the interesting styles seen that night and inquire about their fashion choices.

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Destiny Anderson’s fun outfit caught my eye before she even got to the exhibition. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Destiny Anderson

What are you wearing? A red and black head scarf (store unknown), a white cropped tee from H&M, a calf-length African printed skirt, light brown heels from Goodwill

Describe your style in three words. Old school, colorful, and outlandish

Do you expect your style to speak for you? I feel my style describes me perfectly and can speak for my personality.

Have people from other generations inspired your style? My family. I always see pictures of my parents and aunts and uncles when they were younger. They always looked so cool to me, and their style now doesn’t stop me from going through their closet.

Social Media: @notorious_destiny on Instagram

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Jaafar Alnabi in the Radical Presence galleries. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Jaafar Alnabi

Occuption: Art Student at MCAD

What are you wearing? Everything is H&M, and shoes are from Aldo

Describe your style in three words. Dark, Americana, and Curtain

Do you expect your style to speak for you? I think someone’s style speaks about them all the time. It’s a way of saying who you are without saying anything. I think my style speaks about me in a way, except you caught me on a lazy day!

Social Media: @jaafaralnabi on Instagram

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Junauda Petrus and Sarah White allowed me to capture their amazing outfits. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Names: Junauda Petrus & Sarah White

Occupation: Petrus—writer, dancer, derformance artist, co-founder of Free Black Dirt; White—singer, photographer, creative

What are you wearing? Petrus—I’m wearing a mustard-colored silk shirt from B. Resale, jeans from Buffalo Exchange in San Francisco, the knitted red necklace I bought from a sister in Brooklyn, sandals from DSW, gold earrings from Savers, and blue dangly earrings from a sister in front of Palmer’s.

White—Hat from H&M, earrings and top from Cliché, bracelet from Belle Weather, septum ring from BVLA, ring made by Sol Rebel, skirt from some shop off the beach in Orange County, vintage clutch, XOXO shoes.

Describe your style in three words. Petrus—Cosmic, warrior, goddess. White—Gangsta, hippie, and eclectic.

Do you expect your style to speak for you? White—I try to speak though my style, but stay away from the expectations. In general, my style often reflects what I am feeling like at a certain stage of my life, but I think if I had more time to dig and more funds to splurge, I’d definitely turn it up a notch and be even more expressive.

Have people from other generations inspired your style?  Petrus—Yes, I am channeling Whoopi Goldberg from the Jumpin’ Jack Flash days, Afrobeat queen, 1970’s Abby Lincoln, and Sally Bowles from Cabaret.

Social Media: @sarahwhiteblack on Twitter, @shirodame on Instagram

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ADDAM gives a peace sign while in the galleries. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: ADDAM

What are you wearing? Hair styled by Loc Starz, pants from William Rast, top from Club Monaco, shoes from H&M, glasses from RETROSUPERFUTURE

Describe your style in three words. I like it.

Do you expect your style to speak for you? I expect my style to be an honest representation of myself, even when I fail to meet those expectations, which makes it all the more honest.

Have people from other generations inspired your style? Yes. My mother has been a big inspiration lately. I’ve raided her closet a few more times than I’d like to admit.

Social Media:  @AddamUp on Twitter

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Elliot Reed’s all black outfit caught my attention. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Elliot Reed

Occupation: Artist, musician, part-time magician/full-time Walker employee

What are you wearing? Mesh hat, vintage jacket and shirt, skeleton pendant from somewhere in the American Southwest, modified silver chain originally from Kokorokoko Vintage, TRIPP NYC shorts (major shout out to Hot Topic circa 2005), 8-inch black leather steel toe boots.

Describe your style in 3 words. Big Black ” ____.”

Do you expect your style to speak for you? To be frank, no. I believe in the power of costume and think of my clothes as power objects in their own way. I am usually drawn to over-sized and loose pieces because they emphasize my movements and exaggerate different parts of my body.

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Donte Collins (center) with friends. Photo: Nehwoen Luogon

Name: Donte Collins

Occupation: Spoken word poet

What are you wearing? Red, black, and white newsboy hat from Wilson’s Leather, silver suit coat from H&M, red, black, and white checkered button up shirt from H&M, black belt from Wilson’s Leather, dark blue men’s jeans from Forever 21, shoes from H&M

Describe your style in three words. Music, remixed, and mine

Have people from other generations inspired your style? Yes. New York, 1920’s/1930’s. Suspenders, overalls, newsboys.

Social Media: @Donte_ThePoet on Twitter, @justdontecollins on Instagram

Opening Night Party: Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada

On Thursday night, the multimedia exhibition Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada opened in ­the Burnet gallery. Greeted with a large map of Tangier and hand-painted film posters, guests of all ages and backgrounds were invited to explore the work of Yto Barrada. DJ/rupture aka Jace Clayton enhanced the atmosphere with unique musical selections […]

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DJ / rupture spinning Maghrebi music in Cargill Lounge.

On Thursday night, the multimedia exhibition Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada opened in ­the Burnet gallery. Greeted with a large map of Tangier and hand-painted film posters, guests of all ages and backgrounds were invited to explore the work of Yto Barrada. DJ/rupture aka Jace Clayton enhanced the atmosphere with unique musical selections and hip-hop–infused Moroccan music, accompanying attendees as they viewed the gallery.

Curator Clara Kim, aritst Yto Barrada, and film curator Sheryl Mousley

Curator Clara Kim, artist Yto Barrada, and Walker senior curator of film / video curator Sheryl Mousley

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Cinematheque Tangier

Cinematheque Tangier

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Sign painters Forrest Wozniak and Dan Madsen in front of the map of Tangier

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