WALKER ART CENTER
The Minneapolis Sculpture
Garden site for Studio 3D was open from 1999 through 2002. Youth worked
on a variety of independent and collaborative projects, including digital
movie making, digital art and photography, kinetic sculpture, construction
with Lego Mindstorms, computer programming, web page design, and 3D design
and animation. Because of the proximity to the Walker
Art Center and Sculpture Garden, students were able to draw upon these
sites as resources.
Students and mentors met in the Walker on
Wheels, a mobile art space created by Joep van Leishout. This trailer
was based in the Sculpture Garden during the school year, when it was
open to youth three afternoons every week. In the summer, the Walker on
Wheels traveled to parks around Minneapolis, where mentors shared activities
with neighborhood youth.
Participating students came from a variety of schools in the Twin Cities
metro area, including North High School, Johnson High School, the West
Metro Interdistrict Downtown School, Chiron Middle School, Emerson Elementary
School, The Blake School, Groves Academy and St. Helena's.
This site was co-facilitated by the Science Museum of Minnesota and the
Walker Art Center. Mentors included Roger Barrett, Keith Braafladt, Anne
Dugan, Meg Goetz, Morgan L'Argent, Kristen Murray, Molly Reisman, Matthew
Stenerson, Andy Korf, Mandy Chowen, Joshua Seaver, Bryan Kennedy, and
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center are located at
Vineland Place and Hennepin Avenue, near downtown Minneapolis.
Sucdi flashes a smile for the camera inside
the Walker on Wheels.