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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Autumn Sound Garden at Manomin Park

Autumn Sound Garden promo - photo of Manomin Park

The Manomin Park / Rice Creek Sound Garden is a family-friendly free outdoor event noon - 5pm on Sunday, September 30 that is open to all ages. It will celebrate the coming of autumn, and the history, geography and ecology of the area.

Minneapolis-based award-winning Composer/Director James Everest comes to Fridley as Artist In Residence to develop and present a site-specific “Sound Garden” performance installation at Manomin Park on Sunday, September 30 from noon - 5 p.m. The Manomin Park / Rice Creek Sound Garden is a family-friendly free outdoor event open to all ages.  

The Sound Garden event will celebrate the coming of autumn, and the history, geography, and ecology of Manomin Park, Rice Creek, and the Mississippi River. It takes place at the time of year when this sacred place traditionally served as annual hunting and harvest grounds for the wild rice harvest by both Dakota and Ojibwe people for centuries. The Sound Garden will feature a temporary sound installation, combining live musicians and a small choir with 40 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park.

In addition to the sound installation, the event will feature other site-specific art elements created by local community members through a series of four free outdoor community Art + Nature workshops held onsite at Manomin Park in the week leading up to the event. Each workshop will consist of a guided nature walk followed by art-making activities led by teaching artists in each discipline: poetry, dance, sculpture, and sound / music. Workshops will be free and open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

To learn more about the event or attend one of the free workshops, visit waveletscreative.org

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