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Jackie Beckey’s Psychedelic Art Parade will be kicking off the festival tonight at 9:15 pm on the Stone Arch Bridge. This 40 piece marching band that draws inspiration from the after-dark parades of Mardi Gra, as well as Afro Beat rhythms, Balkan brass phrasing, and Eastern European string arrangements, has composed a special performance to […]

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We are thrilled to share that The Guthrie’s Endless Bridge will be open until 11pm tomorrow! If you’ve been up to the Endless Bridge before, you know it offers the perfect view of the Stone Arch Bridge – so be sure to wander up there and take in the scene from above! This would be […]

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This year’s festival has been garnering quite a bit of coverage from all sorts of media sources! Check out what great things the reporters  are saying about Northern Spark 2012 on our In the Press page! Click the excerpts in italics to be re-directed to full articles. For interviews with artists and organizers, be sure […]

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Mayor R.T. Rybak will officially launch Northern Spark 2012 this Saturday at 9 pm by leading a bike ride across the Stone Arch Bridge.

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To help you navigate the festival’s over 120 activities, we’ve invited a few people to make a list of projects they don’t want to miss. This list comes from Bryan Kenney, Exhibit Project Leader at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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To help you navigate the festival’s over 120 activities, we’ve invited a few people to make a list of projects they don’t want to miss. This list comes from Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, one of the 2012 Northern Spark artists.

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  Starting at June 9th at dusk you’ll have 8 1/2 hours to take in a variety of art across all of Minneapolis. With 200+ artists and 120 projects, to say there is a lot going on is an understatement. We will be using social media to keep you updated on any changes in locations […]

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We recently talked with Rosemary Williams as she prepared for her project Mom’s Cookies. Mom’s Cookies is a series of short silent videos showing packaged convenience foods prepared from start to finish by a well-coiffed mother figure. The videos will be projected onto mill buildings near St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. These videos […]

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As you may already know, David Rueter’s project The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) will culminate in a midnight ride across the Stone Arch Bridge. Rueter has crafted 1000 synchronizing LED bike lights that will be distributed to Northern Spark visitors Saturday night at various information tents. Everyone who gets one of these lights is invited […]

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  On the designing of Kolam stencils, In Habit’s director Piotr Szyhalski writes: “For the IN HABIT project I have made a set of 16 stencils to be printed during the performances. This unusual aspect of the project is perhaps the most direct reference to the South Indian tradition of Kolam drawing. I found the […]

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