Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist highlights two upcoming events: The Northfield Experience and the next 411 Concert Series with Tom Brosseau.
The Northfield Experience
Performances run from May 4-6, 2018 for a total of five performances:
Friday, May 4 at 6PM
Saturday, May 5 Matinee at 1PM
Saturday, May 5 Evening at 5PM
Sunday, May 6 Matinee at 1PM
Sunday, May 6 Evening at 5PM
Paula’s ArtZany Radio guests today: Stephan Koplowitz, Arts Maker and Producer, Artistic Director of the Northfield Experience (skoplowitz.com), Janice Roberts, Professor of Dance at St. Olaf College
(stolaf.edu), Steve Richardson, Puzac Family Director of the Arts, Carleton College (carleton.edu)
St. Olaf and Carleton colleges join forces with award-winning Site Artist and Director Stephan Koplowitz to produce The Northfield Experience, a site-specific, immersive performance event that uses the town of Northfield, Minnesota, as its canvas and inspiration. Audiences will experience a series of interlaced performances of theater, dance, visual installations, and digital media, which will take place at several locations throughout Northfield. The collaborative event, inspired by the spirit of history and architecture, thriving industry and scholarship, as well as the people of Northfield, features more than 200 performers from both colleges and the greater community. The Northfield Experience will be a unique, one of a kind performance event and an experience not to be missed!
This is a promenade performance event in which the audience will take part in a progressive walking tour that begins at The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street, Northfield, MN.
The integrated gallery exhibition,The Northfield (Exhibition) Experience offers its own visual journey of both the project, and of the city of Northfield. This exhibition is a reverse documentary of The Northfield Experience performances, as it is collectively documents an event before it has happened. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, textiles, collage and ceramics from over 30 artists from Northfield and St. Olaf College, and is particularly unique as the work is generated by each artist’s conceptual vision around an arts event before the event occurs.
Please join us to learn more about the work and meet the artists at the Artist Reception on Friday, April 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with remarks from the Artistic Director of The Northfield Experience, Stephan Koplowitz at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Northfield Arts Guild, St. Olaf College and Carleton College present The Northfield Experience. This event is a promenade performance in which the audience will take part in a progressive walking tour that begins at The Grand Event Center, Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, 2018.
This exhibition will give viewers a unique entry point into the seven sites being animated as part of The Northfield Experience. As part of the complete experience, viewers are invited to visit the gallery exhibition for differing perspectives both before and after the May 4-6 promenade performances.
Singer and Musician Tom Brosseau describes himself as a Highplainsman Troubador. His website highlights his way of being as gentlemanly, rambling, and with cowpoke insightfulness. Steven Wine of the Associated Press said, “Brosseau’s friendly, plaintive tenor is front and center while he shares songs that serve as a revelation…” tombrosseau.com
Northfield Arts Guild 411 Concert Series
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.
Tickets: $25.00 general admission