Art & Culture

This Stunning Audio-Visual Art Exhibit Will Be Premiering Tonight, February 18th

By Secret Minneapolis

Check out this stunning multimedia artwork in spectacular scale!

The 49 ft tall St. Anthony Fall’s lock wall will be the canvas for a new multimedia story titled Madweyaashkaa that celebrates Indigenous women and their strength. This exhibit, by visual artist Moira Villiard, deals with themes of nature, culture, ancestry and how these are all interconnected. Narration by Dakota/Ojibway First Nation elder Millie Richard and a soundscape of music by Lyz Jaakola (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe) respectively, will accompany the stunning visuals. The story centers on Indigenous culture and womxn through visuals of nature, like the Grandmother moon (Nokomis), fire, earth, and water, for All My Relations Art Gallery. This stunning art work is also in collaboration with Mississippi Park Connection, NorthernLights.mn, and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

The public art will be treated like an exhibit, not like a movie, so you can’t pull up a chair and watch. But you can walk alongside the river and take in the entirety of the stunning display.

The 4th annual ‘Illuminate The Lock’ exhibit Begins Today, Thursday, February 18th And Continues through until tomorrow, Friday, February 19th. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Slots are going fast so make sure to check here for a chance to see this two-day event.


[featured image via NorthernLights.mn]