On April 3rd, ESAC partnered with other organizations from the East Side Network Cafe to put on the first Anti-Bullying Summit at Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center. The day featured workshops in Mural Making with Mica Anders, Spoken Word Poetry with William Harris ("TruthMaze"), and Theatre Arts with Emily Bridges. The sixty plus students from local schools and rec centers lent their voices and talents to tackle some challenging topics with maturity, grace, and enthusiasm.
When you make a donation to the East Side Arts Council through the end of May, you will be entered into a drawing for a beautiful original linoleum art print. Increase your chances by scheduling a recurring donation and you will be entered twice!
ESAC's Phalen Lake Poetry Park is in the news! The Knight Arts blog reviewed several St. Paul art parks and had lovely things to say about our community garden. "This serene community garden lies at the southern edge of Lake Phalen’s park; true to its name, the space is a wonderful little nook in which to sit and read. Since the garden is tucked away, off the main path for the primary picnic grounds, playground and popular beach areas, this appealing spot is never busy, even on days when the lake is bustling with visitors." —Susannah Schouweiler
A community arts organization offering accessible, low-cost or free arts programs led by accomplished professional artists, ESAC celebrates the diversity of its neighborhood and builds appreciation of the arts.
Sara Kelly has been designing Hip Hop youth programs for the past 6 years. She’s passionate about giving others the same opportunities that ground her. She has Danced with Hype Dance Company, and New Heist Dancer Crew (Timberwolves Hip Hop Team) Has been in and directed Endoxou’s Music video and she has been back up dancer for Agape, Trynese Jones, and G.U.Y (TJ Valtierra). She has been commissioned to create murals in the metro area including the YMCA Skate Park and Urban Jerusalem’s canvas installation. She directs a Ministry, which has a seasonal showcase and has conducted over 50 youth performances on various stages across the Twin cities presenting dance, rap, urban visual arts, DJ-ing, music video and clothing design.Sara is currently teaching Urban Sketching and Hip Hop Dance at several of our sites in Saint Paul Public Schools and will be joining us this summer when the Artmobile returns to parks and recreation centers in East Saint Paul.
The Friends of the Galleryexhibit will continue into October. The next gallery opening will feature painter David Frederick, who has several paintings in the Friends exhibit as well. David Frederick is an artist who lives on the East Side and has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. His career began as an industrial display designer, moved on to visual merchandising, and now that his children have grown and left home, he has more time to pursue painting. His opening is Tuesday night October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Hope you can attend!
The East Side Arts Council Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The mission of the East Side Arts Council is to collaborate with our community and artists to celebrate and experience the arts.
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