Presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC)
This year’s Student Open House is a total free-for-all featuring an eclectic mix of music, film, and art-making.
Music: Now, Now Every Children, We All Have Hooks for Hands, and Crescent Moon
Is in Big Trouble
Gallery 8 Café, 6:30 pm
Five years ago, as a senior at Southwest High School, Ian Anderson founded the indie label Afternoon Records. Working out of his parents’ house, he started off with a handful of high school bands and has since gained a large underground following. Now all grown up, Afternoon Records celebrates its fifth anniversary by showcasing the talents of Now, Now Every Children, We All Have Hooks for Hands, and Crescent Moon Is in Big Trouble.
Film: Bomb It
Cinema, 6 pm
Bomb It, directed by Jon Reiss, investigates the subversive art form of graffiti. Through interviews (Taki 183, Cornbread, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One) and guerrilla footage of painters in action, the film tells the story of graffiti from its origins in cave paintings through its explosion in New York City in the 1970s and ‘80s, and samples the current state of graffiti globally. 2007, video, 93 minutes.
Art-making: The Blackbook
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 5–9 pm
Take inspiration from the film Bomb It and get loose with paint pens and Sharpies with artist/muralist Peyton.
Gallery 8 Café, 5–9 pm
Tuck in your shirt, comb your hair, and get your picture taken with your friends in an instant photo booth.