About Fierce Lament
“I understand the loss that leads to despair…
It has happened to us and is happening to the land, the breaking of the heart of creation. - Linda Hogan
Fierce Lament brings together artists, galleries, environmentalists, writers, Indigenous leaders, and other collaborators in inquiry and co-creation in recognition of Earth Day, 2016. Offering art, social practice engagements and other experiences in a variety of disciplines, Fierce Lament is an investigation into the sorrow of an ailing planet and what artists and others might do to heal her wounds.
Fierce Lament is being coordinated by artist and Form + Content Gallery guest curator Camille Gage. It’s a banner for co-promoting events, pop-ups, talks and teach-ins at spaces across the metro. Fierce Lament is inspired by the belief that artists have a role to play as we try to create a sustainable future.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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6 – 9PM
The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi
MN Center for Book Arts
The River will not only display a diversity of techniques, methods and approaches as they pertain to book, paper and print, but will also demonstrate the variety of ways the Mississippi has influenced and guided artists in their creative practice. It will be a dynamic exhibition that demonstrates the communicative power of narrative in relation to America’s greatest river.
World Water Day
Mar 25 to April 1st
Mni’Sota River Water Walk
Walk of the MNi’Sota River led by Sharon Day
Moral Action in a Changing Climate
MN Interfaith Power and Light
St Andrews Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
A positive, solution-focused discussion with Paul Douglas. Paul is breaking ground in his approach to our changing climate. He will explain how caring for the environment is caring for people – and how we can leave a positive legacy for our children and grandchildren; a livable world with less waste and suffering.
April 10 to 21
6PM Reception on Saturday, April 16
At A Loss
2222 1/2 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
At A Loss is a solo exhibition of work created by the artist Sarita Zaleha while on residency in Iceland. This work is an invitation to make connections and establish relationships with the environment and its elements. It also encourages the viewer to explore the form of the net and networked systems, particularly the financial exchanges of global capitalism, a system that has contributed greatly to global warming.
For more info check out the Facebook event.
MN Center for Book Arts
WaterWays is an open-house event that is open to all ages for free workshops in MCBA’s studios. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition, The River.
9 to 10AM
Earth Sunday Presentation
St Joan of Arc
A special service and celebration of Earth in word, song and pictures.
Water Action Week
Throughout the week, Governor Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Smith, and our state commissioners will be traveling throughout Minnesota to focus attention on resources and actions that help conserve and protect our most precious resource: water. They’ll also visit schools to talk to kids about the importance of clean water. Complete schedule to be released April 18 - watch for more here!
6 to 9PM
The Visibility Cloak
Produced by Sustainable We/MPLSGreen.com
Hosted by Mikki Morrissette
Location: the Club Room at Red Stag
How are we making the rape and brutality of our land/air/water and people visible? An open temporary installation about the power of data, imagery, citizen video, personal storytelling. 7-8pm forum: We'll hear from Healthy Legacy and the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy about toxins. We'll spotlight Sarah Super's "Break the Silence" movement around rape. How are we making Black Lives Matter?
7 to 9PM
Wild Wonders: Words of the World
Produced by Word Sprout
Location: The Club Room at Red Stag
Poetry reading hosted by Alison Broeren and Word Sprout
6 – 9PM
Fierce Lament at Form + Content Gallery Artist's Reception
Form + Content Gallery
Exhibition featuring the work of Alyssa Bagus, Jonee Brigham, Andrea Carlson, Sean Connaughty, Heid Erdrich, Greg Euclid, Camille Gage, Kara Faye Gregory, Meena Mangalvedhekar, lela Pierce, Deborah Ramos, Dana Sikkila, and Cameron Zebrun. Curated by Camille Gage,
Reception is free and open to the public.
Resilient Faith: The Greening of Religions on a Tough New Planet
MN Interfaith Power and Light
As part of an ongoing interfaith collaboration, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and Hamline University are welcoming Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart to the Twin Cities for a conversation on "Resilient Faith: The Greening of Religions on a Tough New Planet".
9:30 AM to Noon
Lake Hiawatha Clean Up
Minneapolis Park Board
Enjoy snacks, discuss water quality issues and help clean this beautiful lake! Join the Minneapolis Park Board and communities members at the Nokomis Community Center for the Earth Day Lake Hiawatha Clean Up.
Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Ave, MPLS
More information available here.
1 - 4PM
Earth Day Comes to Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts!
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
A special edition of Banfill-Locke's Family Art Sunday to commemorate Earth Day 2016! Including art activities and an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt that incorporates the current gallery show. Head out for a fun day of art and enjoy the grounds of Banfill-Locke, Manomin Park and the Mississippi River!
5:00 to 6:00 PM
Sharon Day, Water Walker
All My Relations Gallery
This event features Sharon Day, Water Walker, and founder of the Nibi Walk initiative. Day will be performing Ojibwe song and ladies drum. There will also be a Nibi Walk film screening.
In conjunction with Synthesis, new paintings by Aza Erdrich.
Salt of the Earth
Casket Cinema will show the documentary film, Salt of the Earth.
Free will donations encouraged.
Time: 7 PM
Love Nocturnal unplugged for Fierce Lament
Music by the band Love Nocturnal and other guests TBA.
The Club Room at Red Stag
Love Nocturnal is a new music fusion project out of Minneapolis, with the pulse of Americana and a spirit that spans genres. This concert will feature the group's songwriters Renée Copeland and Kalen Rainbow Keir.
Fierce Lament: A Poetry Reading
Hosted by JoyFace and MPLS Write Now
At Form + Content Gallery, Paula Cisewski hosts.
Featuring Paula Cisewski, Francine Conley, M.J. Gette, G.E. Patterson and Juliet Patterson.
Live Arts: performance curated by Laurie Van Wieren
Presented by Soo Visual Arts Center and Silverwood Regional Park.
SooVAC and Laurie Van Wieren's Live Arts are taking a field trip to Silverwood Park. Join us for this FREE spring performance.
Megan Mayer with performer Matt Regan
Abigail Whitmore (aka Abby Johnson)
Brenna Mosser with Daniel Uphues, Jenny Thelen, H.Uyen Nguyen and Colton Mosser.
We will meet at the visitor center. Refreshments and a stroll through this gorgeous park included!
See the Facebook event for complete information!
May 12 – July 31
Times - see website
Seeds of Change
MN Museum of American Art
MMAA Project Space
An exhibition of photographs, video, and stories by Minneapolis multimedia artist and digital storyteller Mike Hazard, co-presented with the Hmong American Farmers Association.
9AM – 4PM
Youth Be The Spark
Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
A youth-oriented day of environmental learning where young leaders can gain inspiration to take the lead in creating the kind of world where we meet everyone’s needs fully and fairly, maintain community resilience in the face of challenges and nurture respect and joy in the creative Spirit of life on Earth. In coordination with Positive Energy Outdoors we will venture onto a lake to kayak, work with horses, and go rock climbing! We'll also enjoy a warm lunch and fun, experiential workshop.
Who We Are
The work is serious but our methods are rooted in love of life and gratitude for this day.
Here. Now. Happy.
Artist, water walker, project organizer, lamenter in chief
Artist, designer, project intern, saver of sanity.
Poet, organizer of poets, general enthusiast.
Kara Faye Gregory
Artist, printmaker, fan of Cher.
Mother, muse and inspiration.
Arist, illustrator, project and gallery intern, enviro-gal.
Art historian, anthropologist, project and gallery intern.
Loves to take pictures.
Thanks to these organizations, businesses and individuals for being part of the village.
Red Stag Supper Club/The Club Room
Form + Content Gallery
Fierce Lament at Form + Content Gallery
An exhibition featuring the work of 12 artists responding to issues of environmental stewardship, global climate change, and the human relationship with nature. Curated by Camille J. Gage
Opening reception on Earth Day: April 22, 2016 - 6 to 9 PM
Poetry reading May 12 at the Club Room at Red Stag
Exhibition runs April 14 through May 14
M. J. Gette