|Since its arrival at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in September 1998,
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly has been visited and embraced by our
audiences. The trailer, dubbed Walker on Wheels (WoW), had its off-site
public debut at the Lake Street Cultural Festival on July 24, 1999. From
there it traveled a few blocks to Powderhorn Park, where the Powderhorn
Park Neighborhood Association, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis
Park and Recreation Board collaborated to present four weeks of programs
that included hands-on art activities, community meetings, exhibitions, and
This year, Walker on Wheels (WoW) will be transformed into a media lab equipped with digital cameras and an editing suite for Walker Film/Video artist-in-residence Spencer Nakasako. Under Nakasako's direction, teens from the Hmong and Native American communities will shoot and edit personal documentaries, concluding with a community screening of the videos.
WALKER ON WHEELS
RESIDENCY SCHEDULE 2001
June 14-July 13
Powderhorn Park residency, Minneapolis
Spencer Nakasako residency and video workshops
with teens from the Native American and Hmong communities
Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
July 14-August 13
Art activities led by local artist Oscar Arredondo
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis
WoW returns to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Summer's Cool: Culture Camp video classes
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Spencer Nakasako's residency is made possible by generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. A project of the Walker Art Center, Walker on Wheels is made possible by generous support from the Medtronic Foundation, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
For specific events and dates, see the Education listings in the Walker calendar online.
As we plan for the future, there are various ways in which things might
happen in Walker on Wheels, including programs initiated by community
organizations, by the Walker in collaboration with these organizations, and
by the Walker's multidisciplinary programming departments. The
possibilities for creative plans for this multipurpose mobile space are
We are excited about this unique opportunity to collaborate with our
community beyond the museum walls. If you are interested in becoming a
community partner and bringing Walker on Wheels to your neighborhood,
please contact Walker Art Center Community Programs via email or call 612.375.5812.