There’s plenty to discover on the outside of the building at the Eastside Maintenance Facility, from Randy Walker’s “Collection Point” sculpture, to the gardens that handle rain runoff. It’s worth allowing some extra time to wander the perimeter on Saturday, Oct. 3, when bringing art supplies to donate to Edison High School’s art department and the ROHO Collective from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At Lowry and Central, CarryOn Homes is promoting filling out the census, particularly hoping to reach immigrants. Volunteer Alondra Garza said she has been handing out flyers, and finding “people are excited, they’re looking into the steps to register at home,” and some say they will come back with their kids to make some art.
Late this last May, artist Maeve Doyle got a call from her longtime friend Nick Galli, who, with his partner Evan Doyle (Maeve’s brother) had just bought an up/down duplex in the Windom Park neighborhood. He wanted her to create a mural that would cover the whole south side of the building, one that would celebrate Northeast Minneapolis. Doyle said, “I jumped at the opportunity.”
Residents sat outside and listened, too, as two small groups from the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra alternated playing crowd favorites. Chandler Place Senior Living is at 3701 Chandler Drive, St. Anthony
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Northeast Bank, headquartered in Northeast Minneapolis, has received the highest rating of “Outstanding” over the past eight continuous exam periods (since 1997, the latest July 2020) from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the only bank in Minnesota to have done so.
Located just a few feet from where George Floyd was murdered, a 12-ft. by 12-ft. painted image of Floyd, appropriately named “Icon of a Revolution,” appears at the memorial site. Thousands of mourners have not only gathered and visited the memorial since late May, but have taken photos with the visage, and posted this now infamous image of the “gentle giant” on social media platforms.
For many who have seen it, the painting has become a symbol of sadness, anger, grief, hope for change, as well as a barrage of other emotions. For the artist who created the piece, Peyton Scott Russell, the process brought out many of his own emotions surrounding his personal experience in the [Black] community. Peyton, who has operated a studio in the Casket Arts Building (681 17th Ave NE) since 2013, had his own journey when painting this image.
If you’re looking for a way to get involved in local policies and politics, you have until the end of the month to apply to serve on one of 26 Minneapolis boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have seats up for appointments. Appointments are made twice a year: in the spring and fall. The deadline to apply for the current round is Sept. 30. The positions are open until filled.
Why do we have a census? Well, it’s in the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Section 2): “The actual Enumeration [of the people in the states] shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.”
Members of the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO) and assembled community members discussed Aug. 24 what a Minneapolis with a reformed police force could look like, a hot topic since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day 2020.