APP-MN's Epic Garage Sale
Aug
26
to Aug 27

APP-MN's Epic Garage Sale

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What's not to love about a good garage sale? Drop by our huge, fun sale Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sun., Aug. 27 between 9 am and 4 pm in South Minneapolis and find treasures of all kinds for actual garage sale prices! Donations from lots of generous APP-MN supporters, including many artists, means we have loads of great stuff: art, vintage and newer furniture, bikes, speakers, a vermicomposting kit, vintage (and much more) clothing, toys, lamps, rugs, books, art and craft supplies, housewares, bedding, etc., etc., etc.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Poetry Project MN and help us raise matching funds for our Naming the Artist Within project, bringing visual arts and poetry workshops to elders at Minneapolis adult day centers. Visit our Facebook event page to invite friends! 

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Fête au Jardin à Chez Fifi/ Garden Party at Chez Fifi!
Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Fête au Jardin à Chez Fifi/ Garden Party at Chez Fifi!

Join us for the summer shindig of the season in Michèle Coppin and Mike Wolf's beautiful garden in Golden Valley, and help support APP-MN's "Naming the Artist Within" project, bringing visual art and poetry programming to low-income adult day centers throughout 2017! Featuring...

  • Make-and-take flower painting! 
  • Live music! 
  • Wine and scrumptious light fare!
  • Bubbles and badminton!
  • Poetry readings and poetry-on-demand!
  • Prizes!
  • After-party fire under the stars!
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Art + Poetry = Alchemy: A Make-and-Take Art Party & Benefit for APP-MN
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Art + Poetry = Alchemy: A Make-and-Take Art Party & Benefit for APP-MN

Featuring...

  • Painting with glass and gold! APP-MN guest visual artist, painter Michèle Coppin, will teach glass-painting techniques to those who wish to create a sumptuous, small framed painting to take home. All supplies provided.
  • Interactive performance by international APP founder and director Gary Glazner! (Co-starring Vincent Van Gogh and Walt Whitman.)
  • *Silent auction! Featuring art, books, broadsides, and jewelry by local writers, publishers, and artists--and more.
  • *Plus! Readings of poetry by APP-MN project participants, light nosh, and a chance to preview art created by participants in APP-MN's "Naming the Artist Within" project. (Scroll down for more info on the project!)

Drop in or play all evening! Ages 13+, please. Space is limited; tickets are $25 in advance at www.alzpoetrymn.org/tickets, or at the door. Your added donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, email us via our contact page, or call APP-MN director Zoë Bird at (612) 432-9196. And visit our event page on Facebook, where we'll post frequent updates!

Three Roses and Her Burning Heart, 5 x 7, mixed media (reversed painting on glass backed with gold leaf) by Michèle Coppin, 2012

Three Roses and Her Burning Heart, 5 x 7, mixed media (reversed painting on glass backed with gold leaf) by Michèle Coppin, 2012

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Last year, APP-MN received a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for "Naming the Artist Within," a collaborative project in poetry and visual artmaking with Minneapolis elders, many of whom have dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges. APP-MN teaching poets and guest visual artists are now conducting layered workshops in both art forms at four low-income adult day center partner sites throughout Minneapolis, including our wonderful host for this benefit, VOAMN's Southwest Senior Center. In each series, participants tell stories and compose group poems which then inform artworks--and vice versa--deepening explored themes and creating new connections.

Programming has been in full swing since January, and will run through November 2017. We have so far raised almost $2500 in matching funds for our grant, and need to raise another $4000 before we have secured all the required matching funds.

That's where your generosity comes in. Your ticket and silent auction purchases and donations will provide the push that brings our project to fruition at all four partner sites, cultivating joy and opening avenues for self-expression for Minneapolis elders and helping to amplify their vital presence in the public sphere.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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