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What are some unique objects in your home that best represent you, your story, and your community?
This is the question people are asking themselves, and their neighbors, this summer as part of the Curiosities of Lyndale Box Wrap Project.
Curiosities of Lyndale is an innovative community art project brought to you by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, artist Carly Schmitt, and the Youth Farm and Market Project. At neighborhood events throughout July, Schmitt will be taking pictures of objects that answer the question above, and are meaningful to community members. From these photographs we will design anti-graffiti utility box wraps that will become a modern-day interpretation of a 15th Century Curiosity Cabinet.
Curiosity Cabinets were the 15th century precursor to the modern day museum. These cabinets were designed to house artifacts from distant lands, or foreign cultures, before photography became a common practice. This project will create a unique opportunity to bring Lyndale community members together and help them develop a deeper understanding of each other and their histories.
The box wraps will all be similar in form, each looking like a cabinet, but unique in that each box will display different artifacts from the people living in that particular area. This project will showcase the diversity of the Lyndale neighborhood and create an outdoor walking museum in which the stories, values, and interests of local residents will be on display.
In order for this project to be truly successful we need your help, and your stuff! We're looking for participants to bring meaningful objects, ideally no bigger than a shoe box, to neighborhood gatherings throughout July.
Here are some upcoming events:
- Sunday, July 8th as a part of the KidPower Great Gathering and Jon and Lisa Lewis House
- Tuesday, July 17th from 7:00to 8:00 pmhosted by Cynthia Launer
- Wednesday, July 18th hosted by Youth Farm
We will be posting additional dates, times, and events locations at www.lyndale.org/curiosity as they get scheduled. As well as information for how you can participate if you can not make a gathering. We ask that you please find a date that works for you and make it a point to bring those meaningful objects with you to be photographed at these fun neighborhood events!
Ask your neighborhood Block Club leader, visit our websitewww.lyndale.org/curiosity, or contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org / 612.824.9402 x 16 for more information about how you and your family can get involved in this unique community opportunity.
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Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
Monday, June 245:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Lyndale Annual Potluck and member meeting June 24th, 2013 from 5:30-8:00pm
Monday, June 246:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join as at the Lyndale Annual Meeting on Monday, June 24th. Starting at 5:30 we will have a community potluck BBQ, with LNA providing stuff for the grill. At 7:00 pm we’ll have a short annual meeting that will get you all caught up on the past year and let you know what’s ahead.
Thursday, July 256:00 pm to 8:00 pm
We'll tour our neighbors gardens in Lyndale to get ideas for our own and to be impressed. The tickets and raffle are a fundraiser for the environment committee.
Fish Festivity Functionaries:
That great month of June is upon us and the Fish Fest beckons. One of the highlights of the year, Fish Fest brings the community together in a flurry of fish tacos, good tunes, activities, and water balloons! We need help with all aspects of the event from set up to tear down, opportunities include: event and food set up, food/drink serving, activity stewards, water balloon fillers, booth sitters, money takers, and clean up stars. Contact Aryca to sign up for a shift (email@example.com or 612-824-9402 ext. 26). Let us come together and hold the best Fish Fest ever!