Art Is... Healing

November 12, 2020
7:00pm Central Time
 11/12/2020 07:00:00 pm11/12/2020 08:00:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoArt Is... HealingJoin TPT virtually on Thursday, November 12 for ART IS Season 3’s second event featuring a multimedia showcase performed by Minnesota artists Lady Midnight, MaLLy, and Damuen Strange. Witt Siasoco is a multidisciplinary artist who brought together three artists working in sound design and music. Beyond entertainment, social gathering, and aesthetics, the cohort believes art has the power to heal. Artists featured include the ethereal, multidisciplinary songstress Lady Midnight; the fiery, introspective rapper MaLLy; and the afrofuturistic sound composer Damuen Strange. Minnesota is a haven for artists – some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That’s why TPT – Twin Cities PBS launched ART IS…, a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists in new ways. We hope you will join us for this event as we continue season 3! Funding provided by: Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program Marbrook Foundation 3M Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation RBC Wealth Management Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendmenthttps://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/xibn2TPT Eventstptevents@tpt.orgfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Join TPT virtually on Thursday, November 12 for ART IS Season 3’s second event featuring a multimedia showcase performed by Minnesota artists Lady Midnight, MaLLy, and Damuen Strange.

Witt Siasoco is a multidisciplinary artist who brought together three artists working in sound design and music. Beyond entertainment, social gathering, and aesthetics, the cohort believes art has the power to heal. Artists featured include the ethereal, multidisciplinary songstress Lady Midnight; the fiery, introspective rapper MaLLy; and the afrofuturistic sound composer Damuen Strange.

Minnesota is a haven for artists – some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That’s why TPT – Twin Cities PBS launched ART IS…, a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists in new ways. We hope you will join us for this event as we continue season 3!

Funding provided by:

Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program

Marbrook Foundation

3M

Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation

RBC Wealth Management

Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment

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Art Is: Witt Siasoco

For over 20 years, Siasoco has been actively engaged at the intersection of the arts & civic process. Siasoco was selected as Creative Citymaking artist, a year-long collaboration between artists & City planners. Siasoco was also a MN State Arts Board recipient for the Richfield Artist Residency Engagement.

Art Is: Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight (Adriana Rimpel) is an ethereal vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background in visual art, dance and Afro-indigenous roots to create work that timelessly reflects our collective lives. She was named City Pages' Best Twin Cities Vocalist for 2017 and has recorded with Bon Iver, P.O.S., Brother Ali, Common, Moby, and Aloe Blacc, among others.

Art Is: MaLLY

MaLLy is a McKnight Foundation award winning Hip-Hop artist and entrepreneur from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has released four critically acclaimed albums, serves as an educator and has toured nationally and internationally alongside Hip-Hop luminaries such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali. With a message rooted in positivity, MaLLy strives to enhance the lives of those that listen to his music.

Art Is: Dameun Strange

Dameun Strange is a sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning composer whose conceptual chamber works, choral pieces and operas are focused on stories of the African diaspora, often exploring afro surrealist and afrofuturist themes.

60 minutes

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Panelists

  • Witt Siasoco

    For over 20 years, Siasoco has been actively engaged at the intersection of the arts & civic process. Siasoco was selected as Creative Citymaking artist, a year-long collaboration between artists & City planners. Siasoco was also a MN State Arts Board recipient for the Richfield Artist Residency Engagement, a residency utilizing art as an invitation to residents to participate in planning Richfield's future. Siasoco's public art project This Home is Not for Sale, was an Americans for the Arts' Public Art Award recipient, highlighting compelling national public art projects.

  • Lady Midnight

    Lady Midnight (Adriana Rimpel) is an ethereal vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background in visual art, dance and Afro-indigenous roots to create work that timelessly reflects our collective lives.  She was named City Pages' Best Twin Cities Vocalist for 2017 and has recorded with Bon Iver, P.O.S., Brother Ali, Common, Moby, and Aloe Blacc, among others.

  • MaLLy

    MaLLy is a McKnight Foundation award winning Hip-Hop artist and entrepreneur from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has released four critically acclaimed albums, serves as an educator and has toured nationally and internationally alongside Hip-Hop luminaries such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali. With a message rooted in positivity, MaLLy strives to enhance the lives of those that listen to his music.

  • Dameum Strange

    Dameun Strange is a sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning composer whose conceptual chamber works, choral pieces and operas are focused on stories of the African diaspora, often exploring afro surrealist and afrofuturist themes. Dameun is compelled to express through sound and poetry, the beauty and resilience of the Black experience, digging into a pantheon of ancestors to tell stories of triumph, while connecting the past, present, and future. Dameun has worked with such artists as J. Otis Powell and Sha Cage and has been a featured performer on concerts celebrating the work of Thurston Moore and Henry Threadgill. He is a 2018 recipient of the ACF | Create Award and 2019 Jerome Hill Fellowship. Dameun lives in Saint Paul, MN with his wife, Corina and son, Ezra. Like any good nerd, he enjoys a good sci-fi story and has a soft spot for anything related to astrophysics.

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