Wavelets Creative
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

James raising money for Springboard for the Arts

Support the Innovative Arts Projects of Wavelets Creative!

Wavelets Creative began in 2016 as a way to bring together a variety of artistic practices and possibilities into new ways of seeing and relating to the world – developing, presenting, and performing immersive arts experiences that bring communities together and strengthen connections between artists, communities, and the histories and ecologies that surround us.   In its inaugural year, Wavelets Creative developed and produced 4 major projects that reached thousands of people around Minnesota and beyond.  Here are some brief descriptions:

The iNMiGRATiON site-specific performance installation series traveled to 7 different unique locations and environments, bringing together over 60 different artists across disciplines, including sculpture, poetry, live music, and video / film, to perform live site-specific performance installations.  Locations included the Midtown Farmer's Market, The American Swedish Institute, The Wolf House, and The Dakota Gathering Pow Wow at Unity Park in Winona.  


MY OCEAN was a new sound + performance installation that took place on the Ordway Prairie Nature Reserve in Pope County, MN with a cast, crew, choir, & orchestra of 25 people, from across the Twin Cities as well as local towns like Glenwood, St Cloud, New London, Morris, and Brooten.  A 90-minute guided nature walk through an installation of storytelling, live music, history, and sculpture, in a breathtakingly beautiful wild prairie landscape. All 7 performances sold out  and audiences were deeply moved and inspired by the experience.  My Ocean was made possible by support from The Jerome Foundation's JFUND and the Lakes Regional Arts Council. 


Also in August, Wavelets Creative partnered with the Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board to present a series of Free outdoor Art + Nature workshops celebrating the life cycles and habitat of Monarch Butterflies at the Nokomis Naturescape at Lake Nokomis Park, in Minneapolis.  These family workshops brought together a diverse range of participants, aged 3 - 77, for guided nature walks and arts activities including Mosaic Murals, Poetry, Percussion, Sculpture, and Live Music, culminating in the Monarch Magic! site-specific performance installation at the annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival in September. 


Dakota Elder and Poet Tom LaBlanc teamed up with musician / composer James Everest to create several unique performances of live poetry + music in a variety of locations, including Open Streets Franklin Avenue, Bosso Poetry Night, and The Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.  They also produced a series of live music videos of the poems, available on the Wavelets Vimeo page. Tom and James also began collaborating on a new play, based on Tom's lifelong journey growing up in Minneapolis. 

As a not-for-profit arts group, Wavelets Creative depends on donations to continue developing and presenting such innovative and dynamic experiences for our communities.  As a new organization, there is much to develop and coordinate, including websites, fundraising, social media, staff, and collaborations, and any donated amount can help immensely make these projects possible.  Please consider contributing to Wavelets Creative today! 

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