July 8th, 2016, 8-11pm
IN.MIGRATiON at the Wolf House
JoyFace presents: The Poetry Fort
May 28th, 2016, 5pm
Poetry Circus at The Wolf House
JoyFace presents: The Poetry Fort
May 12th, 2016, 7pm, free
Fierce Lament at the Red Stag Supper Club's Club Room
A multimedia, ecopoetic reading in conjunction with Camille Gage's curated show.
GE Patterson, Heid Erdrich, Juliet Patterson, MJ Gette, Francine Conley, Paula Cisewski
Holiday Open House extended studio hours:
Thursday, December 4th: 5-9 p.m.
Friday, December 5th: 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, December 6th: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, December 7th: 12-4 p.m.
Thursday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m.: DOWNRANGE TELEMETRICS
perform live in the JoyFace Studio
"A compact, intense audio-visual set from the TC's transmitters of raw, useful musico-poetic, visual data. Will include a subset of orbital-themed pieces."
Becca Barniskis: Words
Anthony Cox: Bass/Cello/Keys?Words
Nick Jaffe: Guitar
Lori Brink: Visuals
November 29th: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY at Solar Arts! Studios will be oopen from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER 25th, 7:30 P.M. Poet Laressa Dickey visits Minneapolis to celebrate the release of her collection Bottomland with guests Rachel Moritz and Elisabeth Workman. What a lot of thanks JoyFace has to give for this event!
November 6, 5-9
November 7, 5-9
November 8, 12-8
LOADS OF NEW WORK!
OCTOBER 25th, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Our Flow is Hard Presents GLITCH PRESCRIPTIONS
James Tadd Adcox
October 4th, 2014, All Day
Dinner on the Farm presents WONDERGATHER
at Garden Farme
Join Dinner on the Farm, Ben Weaver, The Sioux Chef, Jack Walsh, and Paula Cisewski for a community meal and happening.
October 2nd, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Poets Juliet Patterson and Paula Cisewski read recent creative nonfiction work. This event is possible in part thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board.
September 19th, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Grantees in poetry Ed Bok Lee, Sarah Fox, Dobby Gibson, and Matt Rasmussen read.
September 4th, 2014, 5-9 P.M.
Open Studio. Guest DJ Punk Poet Paul D. from Dead Media Books & Records, plus the annual Jack Walsh birthday pudding bar!
Ben Weaver River Party Fundraiser
August 21st, 7 p.m., in the studio
River poem open mic (one poem per person)
Songs and stories by Ben Weaver
This October, Ben Weaver is self-releasing his new record, I Would Rather Be A Buffalo, along with a printed and bound excerpt of his long poem, Ragged Ass Joy. To support this release, he is going to ride his bike from Minneapolis to New Orleans, stopping along the way to perform and read at a variety of venues, bookstores, galleries, nature preserves, farms, and maybe a rock club or two.
In additions to performing, he is organizing stewardship events with local river organizations to connect audiences with the river. The groups will do invasive clearing, seed collection and re-distribution, pathway/beach clean ups and native plantings.
We at JoyFace are proud to host one of Ben's events in support of this vision. It is a “Give what you can fundraiser,” with a suggested minimum donation of $20 per person. Ben's goal is to raise $10,000 by September 1st through a number of small, personal events. It's going to be a remarkable evening.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation to Ben Weaver's project you can do so via paypal by logging in and sending your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link to photos from our reading and closing reception for Jeffrey Skemp's The Inhabitants. Thanks everyone!
JULY 24th, 7-10p.m. Reception, 7:30-8:30 Reading
We celebrate Jeffrey Skemp's evocative, stunning photo essay, "The Inhabitants," with closing reception and a TalkingJeffreySkempConnection (ala TIC) reading by Paula Cisewski, Marlon James, Gretchen Marquette, Alison Morse and, of course, Jeffrey Skemp. Refreshments, too.
"The Inhabitants" are up on the walls of JoyFace studio this July. Photos taken on two different continents, Africa and North America, explore how humans, animals, the living and the dead, the animate and inanimate, emanate a sense of place and, at least temporarily, inhabit this world together.
ART-A-WHIRL is coming May 16th, 17th, and 18th!
In addition to new work by Jack Walsh, Steven Carlyle Moore, Jennifer Paist, Jeffrey Skemp, and others, we're proud to host the first annual POETRY FORT inside a fort inside our studio (210). Yes flashlights yes (not so) secret password yes cookies. Here's the line-up of poets:
Friday, May 16th
Ben Weaver, Paula Cisewski, Patrick Werle
Kate Kunkel Bailey, Sarah Fox
Saturday, May 17th
Kris Bigalk, Chris Martin, Mary Austin Speaker
Annette Schiebout, Kelly Everding, Eric Lorberer
G.E. Patterson, Spencer Reece, Luke Pingel
Paul D (around 7), Elisabeth Workman, Carrie Lorig, Nick Sturm
Sunday, May 18th
Rachel Moritz, Jeffrey Skemp (until 1pm), Kate Schuknecht, Alison
Haley Lache, Brian Beatty, Julia Klatt Singer, Pat Cumbie
MAY 1st Open Studio/Official Studio
5-9 pm. Come celebrate with us!
with a 7pm Cracked Walnut
Reading in the common space
A Backstage Look at our Fundraising Efforts for On The Commons Here.
A Review of our First Official Pop-Up Event Here.