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Roots of Rondo: collaborative artist projects that showcase the rich stories of past, present and future of Rondo

Come and explore 4 artist projects curated by Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation that showcase the vibrance of the Rondo neighborhood:

Jessie Buckner, Heart and Soul Drum Academy: Drum, Sow Seeds of Change & Grow
Gain awareness of health and wellness through locally grown produce and locally grown drum compositions! Drumming, spoken word and educational activities about Frogtown farm merge in this collaboration about environmental awareness and community spaces.

Michele Spaise & Nicole M. Smith, Pollinate with Spoken Art & Shadow Puppetry
Spoken art and shadow puppetry pollinate stories of migration, climate, and cultural change. Sit with us to connect, share, write stories, and make puppets.

Melvin Giles, Beacon of Light The Illuminating Solar Peace Pole
A sustainably manufactured, Minnesota- made, illuminated Solar Peace Pole creates spaces of peace and healing. Witness this affirmation of different cultures and human dignity with a universal, global language of Peace and Global Citizenship.

Mike Simmons, From street cars to light-rail…(and not so freeway in between)
Connection to our past, connection to community, connection to culture and family, and connection to our environment.
Explore comparisons of technological progress from the values that formed our Rondo community and its effective shift in our collective consciousness as we design our futures.



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Rondo - Lexington Pkwy In the parking lot of the High School for Recording Arts: 1166 University Ave W, Saint Paul

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8:59pm - 5:26am