Wavelets Creative
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Wavelets Creative James is raising money for Springboard for the Arts.

Support the Innovative Arts Projects of Wavelets Creative!

Wavelets Creative began in 2016 as a way to develop and present innovative community arts events and experiences in our communities.  Wavelets events and projects bring together a variety of artistic practices to allow us new ways of seeing and relating to the world - immersive arts experiences that bring communities together and strengthen connections between artists, communities, and the histories and ecologies that surround us.  In 2017, Wavelets Creative developed and produced several large and small scale projects at a variety of settings, reaching thousands of people around Minnesota and beyond.  Here are some brief descriptions:


The iNMiGRATiON site-specific performance installation series migrated to several sites in 2017, including Northern Spark Festival, Sea Watch Benefit at The Hook & Ladder, Midtown Farmers Market, Wolf House, and The Square Lake Festival, 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.  


In Summer 2017, Wavelets Creative partnered with the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park 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 Gardens 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, Dance,  Percussion, Sculpture, and Live Music, culminating in the Monarch Magic! site-specific performance installation at the annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival / Festival de la Monarca in September. 

Developed in collaboration with Oyate Hotanin ("Voice of the People") an indigenous social justice and arts organization, THE BUFFALO SHOW is a unique live variety show featuring native artists in performance and conversation, at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis and captured on video for future online presentation. 

Wavelets Artistic Director / composer JG Everest's Sound Gardens combine visual art, poetry, ecology and history into immersive sound + performance installations that are site-specific to each location where they are temporarily "planted".  A new immersive way of experiencing a place and space, encouraging reflection and connection, Everest built sound gardens in a variety of sites and outdoor locations including Franconia Sculpture Park, Union Depot Plaza, The Wolf House, and Lake Nokomis Park in 2017. After receiving a MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to expand the project, he will present new works based on the 4 seasons at 4 new sites, including Harbor Park in Grand Marais, Silverwood Park in New Brighton, Manomin Park in Fridley, and on frozen Lake Nokomis. 


JG Everest teamed up with Dakota Elder and Poet Tom LaBlanc to create several unique performances of live poetry + music in a variety of locations, including Open Streets Franklin Avenue, Bosso Poetry Night, The Cedar Cultural Center, Midtown Farmers Market, 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. 

MY OCEAN was a 2016 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.

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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