Artists in Action - Your COMPAS News Round-Up

Mosaic from participant at Northeast Residence

Mosaic from participant at Northeast Residence

It’s fair to say most of us stayed indoors this February, but rest assured creativity put on it’s snow boots and braved the winter! See what COMPAS was up to in this month’s news round-up…

Mosaics with Sharra Frank

Every day COMPAS pieces together Teaching Artists with passionate students, teachers, older adults, community members and others to make meaningful and life-changing art. Sharra Frank working on mosaics with Northeast Residence was no exception. Since September 2018, residents have created over 160 pieces with Sharra! See some of the beautiful pieces we're falling in love with and read all about the process here!

"We want it to feel like a place people can rest and reflect..." - Teaching Artist Mica Lee Anders


Teaching Artist Mica Anders is working on the new Dale Street bridge project scheduled for spring 2020. Mica, along with 2 other local artists, will be beautifying the sidewalks, guardrails and even concrete! Read all about the project in the Star Tribune.

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Make sure to use our hashtag #COMPASCreates on social media anytime you want to share creativity with us. Whether you're watching one of our performers at a library or you see creative magic in your community -- we want to see!

“…the work that I do involves using spoken word as an entry point into deeper, more critical conversations about a range of social justice issues” - Guante (Kyle Tran Myhre)

Student from Galtier Elementary

Student from Galtier Elementary

Catch up with Teaching Artist Guante in City Pages Minneapolis! From his recent book of poetry to his TED talk -- he's been busier than ever.

Sprouting Creativity

This month, students from Galtier Elementary School created Seed Art with Teaching Artist Anne McFaul Reid! Want to know more about Anne? Check out her Artist Spotlight from this month. Anne chatted with us about her inspirations, her love for the Minnesota art scene and how the light from her childhood fish tank illuminated her future as an artist.

Celebrating Black History All Year-Round

In honor of Black History Month, we had a few Teaching Artists share their thoughts on the importance of black artists, why representation matters and how we can celebrate all year round!