LSA! Stories Matter
WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pangea World Theater Studio | 711 W. Lake St. #101, Mpls, MN
TICKETS: Sliding Scale $5 - $15
This video interview series highlights local artists and culture-bearers with an active relationship to Lake Street. Come watch their short video interview and stay for an intimate conversation with highlighted artists and members of their family!
Let us hold a conversation of leadership within a family context.
This month's Stories Matter will highlight 1. Greta McLain and 2. Candida Gonzalez from GoodSpace Murals. Both Greta and Candida have been dear collaborators in our Lake Street Arts! program and are a critical, central force for our upcoming LSA! Artist Organizer Institute.
Greta McLain has over 10 years of mural making experience spent exploring the ways that art can bring communities together, the power of visual language to activate voice, and the potential of art as a vehicle for hands-on organizing and educating. She has traveled to South America and Europe studying new and traditional techniques. She has created projects in and around Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Memphis, Philadelphia, Argentina, Mexico, and France.
Greta has shown her deep commitment to her South Minneapolis community with over 30+ murals and 15+ community projects in the Twin Cities. She continues to work out of Minneapolis and travels around the country/world doing projects wherever community art can be activated as a tool for positive community engagement! She earned her BA from University of California Davis and her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Candida Gonzalez, Administrator, Project Manager with GoodSpace Murals is a Puerto Rican native of South Minneapolis, Candida studied Latin American Art and History at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and went on to get her M.Ed. at The University of Minnesota. She is passionate about education, community engagement through the arts and equitable arts access. She oversees the administrative pieces of the GoodSpace Mural Studio, serves as project manager on specific projects, manages social media and provides arts consulting and evaluating services.
Currently, Candida also serves as Arts Coordinator at Roosevelt High School in South Minneapolis. Past work includes managing social media and serving on the board of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, being a part of the Placemaking Work Group for the City of Minneapolis’ Creative City Roadmap project.