St. Thomas Teacher Education, invited panelist to a special event with 11th graders from the FAIR School. The purpose is to expose students to college and for us to spark interest in teacher education.
My wife Cara and I will have an opportunity to work with an orphanage in Guatemala doing self identifying reflective artwork that is personal and explorative.
This camp organized by the non-profit Athentikos really speaks to our hearts as we aim to live our lives to empower men, women and children through the arts and education. You may know I, Cara have dedicated my career to youth development and currently work in a GED program for teen parents. My husband ChristopherAaron has also dedicated his career to education and art as a muralist, painter and administrator in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Christopheraaron and I believe that our calling with youth in the area of the arts will be expanded during this life changing journey to Guatemala. We will be teaching and helping in workshops each day to help children discover their uniqueness and explore their personal stories. Our goal is to help each child find the art within so they can change the way they view the world around them. We are passionate about going on this trip because we will help kids discover who they are in God's greater story and unlock the possibilities of what they can be. There are several ways you can participate in this mission. Our most important request is for prayer, specifically for the safety of the travelling team and for the children to experience the love of Christ and embrace His plan for their lives. I also, want to invite you to invest financially in the trip. Like any mission trip there are expenses for travel, supplies, boarding, etc. We need to raise $4000 to cover my costs for the trip. We would be honored if you would consider supporting this project through a tax-deductible donation.
In honor of International Conflict Resolution Day on October 20, 2016, Governor Dayton has
proclaimed the third week in October “Conflict Resolution Week.” The art exhibition,
Circling Justice, seeks to celebrate efforts to promote and utilize Conflict Transformation practices
such as Mediation, Restorative Justice, Peacemaking Circles and other Alternative Dispute
Resolution processes in our communities, courts, and schools.
The exhibition creates space to express ideas about the challenges and injustices we face within
our broken systems. Circling Justice invites a variety of understandings of the word “conflict”:
new meanings which move beyond the negative and reflect the value of conflict and the
importance of having tools and venues to resolve it constructively.
Being a social Justice Advocate in the Twin Cities working in education, Restorative Practices and the Juvenile Detention Center, I will begin exploration with the context or "how we see and feel". Having Restorative Practices as a central circle at Perich Center for the Arts Students engage the process of community healing through circles, sharing and empathy.
The reception at The Third Bird is Thursday, October 20th, 6 - 8 p.m.
The reception at Perpich Center for the Arts is Thursday, October 27th, 5 - 7 p.m.
Saturday September 10th 2016
Christopheraaron Deanes will converse about the exploration of the metal enamel arts and oil painting as engagement in community. He will discuss the bridging of social resources and filtering our perceptions of the bias that exist is our understanding of each other; through race, character and community.
Saints' Garden Gallery / Mini-Mural Project:
Christopheraaron Deanes will paint a "mini-mural" on a 3ft x 4ft wood panel. The painting is done live at the Saints' pregame "Art Tent" which is set up two hours before two games (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the east gate of the park. After the mural is complete, it will be varnished for weather protection, put on posts and planted in one of the landscaped areas inside the park. He will attend 2 pre-game events and paint live for 2 hours each day (4 hours live painting total).
CHRISTOPHERAARON DEANES LIVE PAINTING SESSION
Tues, Aug 23 11am-1pm and Wed, Aug 24 5:30-7:30pm.
Want to go to FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl? Did you know you can download free Metro Transit bus passes (for free transportation to the event and shuttles along the route) at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=146894356687
When you're there, stop by for delicious food Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering and on Saturday July 30, some great brews from Boom Island Brewing Company. Christopheraaron Deanes will be at the café doing portraits, and you can also see the artwork from the kids at Bethune Community School!
ROHO Collective is a network for the exchange of knowledge between visual artists of color in the Midwest. It serves as a consolidated voice and platform for both emerging and professional artists of color by providing a place for development in technical skills, professional growth and business opportunities. We take responsibility to ensure our community is educated about the value of the arts in our society and we advocate for the arts locally and nationally.
Jul 29 at 7 PM to Jul 30 at 6:30 PM
1108 Broadway Avenue North Minneapolis, 55411
Our artist will be opening an exhibit during
(FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl)
This year we will have 13 of our artist opening a space on
Friday night 7-9pm.
Big gallery stay event dont miss it!
If you do come out to speak with and purchase prints and smaller peices on Saturday 11-6:30 the next day.