Saint Paul Almanac at the Weisman Art Museum!

July 17 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the Melvin and Rose Smith Remembering Rondo exhibition, Saint Paul Almanac celebrates Rondo artists and community members past, present, and future. Explore the Remembering Rondo exhibition through storytelling with Beverly Cottman. Watch Rondo: Beyond the Pavement, a Saint Paul Almanac documentary that shows the perspective of Rondo elders told through the point-of-view of young Rondo media makers. Meet the artists and learn more in a panel conversation following the film. Gather and share with the Storymobile, which records your own stories and reactions to the event, and enjoy free ice cream on the plaza. FREE with registration>>

See Saint Paul Almanac’s Storymobile in action!

Storymobile is our solar- and bike-powered traveling audio/film studio, going to neighborhoods and community events to record and archive stories told by the people who live the experiences. We hope to see you and hear your story!

Here’s what’s coming up:

Little Mekong Night Market, Sat–Sun, July 6–7

Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District 10th Anniversary Celebration, Wed, July 10, 11 a.m.–1:00 p.m., streetscape on Nicollet Mall between 6th and 7th streets and inside 651 Nicollet, Suite 105. Enjoy food trucks, games, music, and people!

Hallie Q. Brown Center, Wed, July 16, 3–7:30 p.m. (Note: This is a date and time change from June 26, listed in our earlier announcement.)

Weisman Art Museum, Wed, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., screening Rondo: Beyond the Pavement as part of the Melvin and Rose Smith exhibition Remembering Rondo (art exhibition showing 5:30–9:30 p.m.)

Rondo Days, Sat, July 20 

Little Africa Fest, Sat–Sun, Aug 3–4 

RONDO: Beyond the Pavement: See the film and meet the artists who created it!

Through filmed interviews with elders who lived the story, RONDO chronicles the attempted destruction of a flourishing African heritage community, sliced in half by the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1950s and ’60s and by Housing Redevelopment Authority home removals through the early ’70s. Today, this is a story of resilience, celebrating the persistence of spirit that defines the meaning of community.

Free showings, followed by panel conversations with the artists:

Hallie Q. Brown Center, Wed, July 16, 3–7:30 p.m., 270 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Weisman Art Museum, Wed, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 333 East River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Science Museum of Minnesota, Thurs, July 18, noon and 1 p.m., 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102

RONDO: Beyond the Pavement showing in film festivals across the country!

The film will be shown at a free screening for the youth of Les Anses d’Arlet, Martinique, in the French West Indies! 

Check out Storymobile’s films of our Poetry in the Park in the Dark Celebration last June 13th:

Poetry in the Park in the Dark

Poetry in the Park in the Dark 3 min. video

Save the date! Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience, Volume 12

Book Release Party
Wed., Sept 18, 7:30 p.m.CHS Field,Securian Club Room, 360 Broadway St, Saint Paul MN 55101

Pre-order your book today!

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