Artists in Action - Your COMPAS News Round Up

 A picture from the Walker Art Center during Family Pride

A picture from the Walker Art Center during Family Pride

This June really heated up and we're not just talking about the weather. Take a look at all the creative fire we made this month!

Creative Conversations withe Leo and Kathy Lara

Leo and Katy Lara have been performing in the Midwest since 1979. They have traveled all over Minnesota to bring Latin American music and traditions to hundreds of participants. How did these two talented musicians meet and what keeps their creative drive going? Read all about it in their Artist Spotlight!  

Family Pride at the Walker Art Center

Fiona Avocado visited the Walker Art Center this month for their Family Pride event! She worked with participants to draw and create a portrait of what their family looks like. Fiona Avocado is a cartoonist, zinester, illustrator, printmaker, and media maker. She has been self publishing comics and zines since 2010, and working as a printmaker since 2012. 

 Kelley Meister making mini-movies with kids at Rondo Library

Kelley Meister making mini-movies with kids at Rondo Library

Maker Fest at Rondo Library

Three amazing Teaching Artists led some creative workshops at Rondo Library for the Maker Fest. Mica Anders was making animal masks, Kelley Meister created mini-movies and Benjamin Domask taught juggling. Needless to say it was an eventful day! 

Loud, Proud and Creative!

What makes you proud? Take a look at how creativity inspires Pride and how our Teaching Artists help kids across Minnesota be proud of what makes them unique!

Kickball for Kids!

Ready to have fun playing kickball with your favorite people – while bringing joy to lives of kids who are in the hospital? Now's your chance! This month we opened registration for our summer fundraiser Kickball for Kids. All the money raised will go towards our Arts in Healthcare Program which provides art and creativity to kids in Children's Hospitals. Get all your information here and start gathering your team!