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Press Releases MARCH AND APRIL TARGET FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS: FREE ADMISSION, FREE SPIRIT, FREE LOVE, FREESTYLE, FREE TIME, FREE FORM, FREE SPACE, FREE THOUGHT, FREE FOR ALL

Target Free Thursday Nights
March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30,
April 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Galleries open 4-8pm; special events follow.


My Reel: Twin Cities Youth Media Network Showcase
March 2: Media Market and Art-Making, 5-6:30 pm; Bazinet Main Lobby and Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Film Showcase Screening, 6:30 pm; Walker Cinema


Join us for Minnesota Youth Reel, an evening featuring a screening of youth-made films and videos, hands-on art-making, a chance to meet with colleges and professional representatives from around the metro area, and much more.Twin Cities Youth Media Network (TCYMN) works to strengthen the field of youth media through supporting, sharing, and promoting the work of young filmmakers and adult mentors.


Next Generation of Parks
March 9, 7 pm
Walker Cinema
Free tickets available at the box office from 6 pm


Join Mark Johnson, cofounder and principal of Civitas, as he explores 21st-century approaches to parks and public space on urban rivers and waterfronts. Johnson is a Denver-based landscape designer and urban planner who has made waves throughout the country with his work on urban waterfronts and his reuse of brownfield and industrial sites. He led the urban design for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and completed the Lake Effect Signature Project plan in Wayzata, MN. Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio.


The Coyote Way: Going Back Home
Director Missy Whiteman in Person
March 16, 7:30
Walker Cinema
Free


The Walker presents the area premiere of Missy Whiteman’s The Coyote Way: Going Back Home. This sci-fi docu-narrative follows Charlie, who is forced to choose between joining a Native street gang or going on an epic pilgrimage. Featuring an entirely Native American cast, the film was shot in the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Phillips and Little Earth. 2016, US, 30 minutes.


Whiteman (Northern Arapahoe and Kickapoo Nations) is a writer, producer, and director as well as a digital media consultant through her production company Independent Indigenous Film and Media. Her films incorporate indigenous languages, teachings, and values as a means of documentation, revitalization, and preservation. The Coyote Way is a part of the film series INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present.


HIJACK Making Dances
Thursday, March 23, 6 pm
Walker Cinema
Free


Fearless dance duo HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder) will create dances in response to a selection of films from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. Specializing in the inappropriate, the duo toys with audience expectations through their unconventional interpretation of the space.


Bentson Mediatheque: Self-Select Cinema
Tuesday-Sunday, Opens daily at noon
Always Free


The Bentson Mediatheque offers a cinema experience unique to the Walker. Choose one of more than 250 titles from the collection or one of the featured playlists. It’s all at your fingertips via touchscreen controls and projected onto the big screen with quality digital image and sound.


Two Films by Charles Atlas
March 9, 6:30 pm
Bentson Mediatheque
Free
Director Charles Atlas in Person


Charles Atlas will introduce the screening of Locale (1979) and Channels/Inserts (1982), two of his early collaborative films with choreographer Merce Cunningham, shown in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time.


Expanding the Frame: Stasis & Motion
Directed by Sam Hoolihan, John Marks, and Crystal Myslajek
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm
Free
Discussion with the directors follows


Minneapolis-based artists Sam Hoolihan, John Marks, and Crystal Myslajek premiere a newly commissioned work of expanded cinema. Using hand-processed film stocks and music, they respond to rare prints from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. A discussion with the artists follows.


Dance Speak: Common Time
March 23, 5:30 pm: Linda Shapiro and Sam Johnson
March 30, 6:30 pm: Andrea Weber and Anat Shinar


The Walker partners with a former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member as well as members of the Twin Cities dance community to offer movement-based approaches to the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time.


Composed: Exploring Events
Garden Terrace Room
April 6, 6:30 pm


Composers John Keston and Cody McKinney explain the structure used to create sound for their performances as part of Walker Cunningham Events in this lecture-demonstration.


A conversation follows with Keston, McKinney, Events musical curator Michelle Kinney, and University of Minnesota musicologist Michael Gallope.


Artist Talk: Park McArthur
April 20, 6:30 pm


Park McArthur discusses her work in the exhibition Question the Wall Itself. Using everyday materials that often carry signs of movement, she constructs sculptural environments that draw upon her reliance on caregivers to aid in her daily mobility. A reception with the artist follows.


Teen Takeover
April 27, 4-9 pm


Come on over for an evening of music, performances, art-making, and good vibes. This year’s Teen Takeover, copresented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council and Kulture Klub Collaborative, will most definitely be a night to remember!


[Your Name Here]
May 4, 4-8 pm
Walker Art Center


Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. A local artist guest-curates performances, temporary installations, and other projects. Connect with local artists of all disciplines, and engage with the questions driving the MN arts community.


Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Festival
Saturday, March 4
Free


Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.


Postcommodity
Saturday, March 11, 6 pm
Garden Terrace Room
Free


Join Postcommodity, and interdisciplinary arts collective (Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist), for a discussion about their work, their recent community-engaged land art installation Repellent Fence, and their soon-to-be-published Walker Op-Ed article on reimagining ceremony and its connections to artistic practice.


The Artist as Culture Producer
Wednesday, March 22, 6 pm
Walker Garden Terrace Room
Free


Join us to celebrate the launch of Minneapolis-based artist Sharon Louden’s new book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. The book and related discussion consider ways that artists extend their practices outside of their studios, contribute to creative economies, and create change in their communities. Join Louden, Hyperallergic editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian, and artists Tia-Simone Gardner and Graci Horne for a lively conversation in the round, moderated by Mn Artists editor Susannah Schouweiler. A book-signing follows.