The 6th annual Art Shanty Projects on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN kicks off Saturday, January 17

January 16, 2009

posted by caroline picard

I don’t usually like to post straight up press releases, which is why I’ve decided to add a whole slew of images gathered on-line. Having said that, this project is also so amazing to me, that I think it’s worth putting on our blog roll. If you have a chance, head out to MN – you will find a series of ice shantys on the surface of the frozen lake. In conjunction with the Soap Factory, artists are invited out to Medicine Lake to build their own little interior heavens.

A younger cousin of the Gazette.


The 6th annual Art Shanty Projects on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN kicks off Saturday, January 17 at 11am


This year, the ASP community is made up of over twenty shanties, and Saturday will feature a full day’s worth of events and activities, both indoors and out.

ASP is open to the public every weekend (with occassional weekdays) from this Saturday through February 14. Visit the website for more information, directions, a full schedule of events and links to the websites for the individual shanties! Medicine Lake is located 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis in Plymouth, MN.

The events on Saturday kick off at 11am near the Art Car Taxis on the shore, with a community blessing by Kari Tauring, a visiting Volva (Norse priestess). Starting then, there will be writing games all day in the Word Shanty. At noon, the Norae Shanty opens for all your karaoke needs, and the dICEHOUSE will being their “Big Drill” project,” augering holes in the lake to create the world’s largest cribbage board. The Black Box Theatre presents Frozen, a puppet performance, at noon, followed by music from Captain Yonder at 2pm. Follow these up with a mapping party at the Radical Mapping Shanty at 1pm, and a lake-wide dance performance called The Fisherman, the Fish, the Runner, the Astronomer and the Explosions at 2pm. All day long on various places on the lake, Andy Sturdevant will be performing his interactive Retroactive Minnesotan with the help of visitors.
See you on the ice!

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