Local Artists • Diverse Voices • Fun & Funky Gifts • Social Change
Enjoy book readings & signings by 3 Local Authors focusing on young peoples literature. Meet Pat Rhoades , Sarah Warren & Stephanie Watson! Their books will be for sale & they will do readings & signings thru out the event. Bring your Family & Friends! Celebrate the LOVE of Reading, LOCAL TALENT & Back to School! Refreshments will be served while you visit, view Local Art & shop for Funky Treasures at the ColorWheel! This event is FREE & Open to the public!
RODEO SNOW by PAT RHOADES ..is a young adult novel set in 2002-2003 against the backdrop of the Wellstone plane crash and the start of the Iraq War. It tells the story of a fifteen-year-old street skater, Eugene "Rodeo" Snow. As Gene tries to nail the skate competion, win the election for Wellstone, and get the girl who happens to be his main competitor, he discovers how complicated winning can be. Pat is the parent of an inline street skater and is proud to still display her Wellstone campaign sign. You can visit her at www.patrhoades.com.
DOLORES HUERTA: A HERO to MIGRANT WORKERS by Sarah Warren is essential for caregivers who want to teach their kids about diverse leaders. All children have the potential to be strong, sensitive citizens, but some rarely see people who look like they look in leadership roles. Children are hungry for heroes and often imitate the super people they see in movies, books and on television. Dolores does not have superpowers, but her ability to be a strong teacher, woman, and friend changed the world. When children learn about her, they recognize their own real-life potential to use their voices in powerful ways. Sarahwbooks.com
THE WEE HOURS by Stephanie Watson is new brand-new picture book that imagines what if the wee, small hours of the morning weren’t just hours, but playful creatures instead? And what if those creatures came out in the early-morning hours, to make mischief while you sleep?www.stephanie-watson.com.
I am so Happy to have a "Little free Library" at the ColorWheel Gallery! It has been a Great asset to my Business & the Neighborhood! I Hope to see you this THURSDAY, JUNE 19th 6:30-8pm for the "Kingfield Neighborhood Little Libraries Tour". We will have a Creativity Table set up at the ColorWheel for Everyone to make Unique Collaged Bookmarks that night. This Art Workshop is FREE & Everyone is Welcome! FIRST.. Stop by one of the Hosts for this event...Nicollet Ace Hardware 38th & Nicollet, Royal Grounds Coffee 42nd & Grand or the ColorWheel Gallery & pick up a passport/map. While you are checking out all the Fabulous little Libraries on the tour you will get stamps on your passport, there will also be some fun surprises too & Great Books (bring some you want to trade in too) ...Receive a stamp from 4 or more libraries that you visit on the tour, turn in your passport for a Free Treat or Prize to any of the 3 Hosts. Plus, you will be entered into a drawing for a Little Free Library (that will take place this fall) Enjoy Walking Outside, Meet New Neighbors, Make ART, Collect Treasures/Books!
*Speaking with Diverse Voices, the ColorWheel Gallery aims to make Art Accessible to Everyone, to Promote Local Artists & offer Inspiration to Create more Vibrant Communities* The Color Wheel Gallery has a comfortable boutique style environment, featuring Tammy Ortegon's vibrant, folk art style along with many other local, established & emerging artists. The gallery has four group shows a year, each one focusing on a specific theme, along with other special events. The gift shop boutique carries an always changing, variety of locally made, hand crafted & one of a kind items. Natural soaps & body products, incense, perfume oils, handmade & retro jewelry, unique greeting cards & art prints, Rock n Roll Baby Tshirts, Frida Kahlo & Mexican folk art style icons, funky, global inspired treasures, gently used socially conscience books, fairly traded chocolate, Twin Cities icons, re-purposed, recycled collectables & décor. With many items focusing on progressive ideas, diverse voices & social change.
*We believe that art should be accessible, affordable & inspirational to everyone! Local Artists * Funky Gifts* Global Inspired Treasures* Diverse Voices* Social Change* ART for & by the PEOPLE!*
As it gets more & more difficult to keep it all together. We Celebrate the Mothers of our World & Honor their Constant Strength & Struggle to Preserve our Survival. We hope to see you at our 5th annual "Fight like a Mother!" Opening Celebration Event. Saturday, May 10th. 2:00-8:00pm. (exhibit runs til June 22) Featuring Artists, Tammy Ortegon, Westy Copeland, Tina Blondell, Dakota Hoska, Jane Evershed, Deborah Foutch, Melodee Strong, Ayanna Muata, PHIRA, Gloria Larsen, Neza S.G, Lee Ann Schutz Wahi, Alison Love Unzelman, Montana Pecore, Tracine Asberry, Maya Rose, Amoke Kubat, Hawona Sullivan Janzen & 'Candied Yams Jewelry' by Marlene Aponte. These Artist Mammas will be Expressing their Passion thru painting, collage, textiles, photography, jewelry, sculpture, poetry & spoken word. Bring your mother, your family, your friends & Join us at the ColorWheel for an Inspirational & Educational Afternoon full of Amazing Art! Yummy Food! Community Connections! & Local Mammas Performing Poetry & Spoken Word!
As always, wealthy business men are handing out million dollar bonuses, while education & healthcare are being cut. Sports stadiums are being built, while thousands of children sleep in shelters every night. Billions are spent to create & drop bombs on defenseless women & children all over this world, while people claim to be "pro-life". It makes us want to... "FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER!“