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LOLA Sound Garden Exhibit
June 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on June 20, 2022 at 11:00 am
One event on June 21, 2022 at 11:00 am
LOLA Arts is excited to once again bring back the LOLA Sound Garden Exhibit. This free event is a site-specific music and art installation composed by Twin Cities musician James Everest. Everest records sounds and music for a specific place and then employs custom spatial speaker sets to create an immersive ecosystem of sound that layers and mingles with the existing sounds in nature, explaining “Each speaker plays a different part of the whole piece, so every step, every turn of the head, every bird song and shifting breeze, results in a different arrangement of music.” The family friendly LOLA Sound Garden Exhibit will take place Saturday June 18th, from 12-4pm, Monday June 20th from 11-4pm, and Tuesday June 21st from 11-3pm, and will be located on the forest trail between the Northern Water museum and community pavilion off Chippewa Drive. Parking available at the museum or ball fields by pavilion.
The LOLA Sound Garden will also be featuring artwork from local students and community members. This past April, Everest visited LOLA and worked with local students to create pieces for the Sound Garden, including painted flower pots, benches, and upcycle butterflies, and held different workshops in poetry and music. Students from SOAR Middle School, Watersmeet K12, and LOLA Homeschool all participated. “It was a really inspiring week for us at LOLA, being able to bring James into the local schools. Special projects like these give students insight into different forms of art and expression, and a sense of pride and ownership, creating art for an experience for the whole community can participate in during the summer. It’s so rewarding working with local students, being able to give them these experiences.”- McCall Hocking, LOLA.
And now, LOLA is offering four free workshops for community members that will tie into the LOLA Sound Garden. Happening June 14th, 15th, and 16th, these free workshops will focus on creating while in nature, with offerings in Photography, Poetry, Painting, and Music. Workshops are open to all ages, though children under 13 must be accompanied by participating adult. Art from workshops will be displayed in the Sound Garden, then returned. Local artists will lead the workshops, including photographer Libby Scott, poet Adrienne Wallner, artist McCall Hocking, and musician James Everest. These workshops are designed not only to get people creating through photography, poetry, painting, and music, but to contribute to something bigger than themselves. “Many people don’t realize how important the arts are to every part of our lives. Look deep in your life and you will find being an artist and art is an integral part of life.” LOLA Board President Lynn Richie. These workshops are free, but registration is required.