Choose your own adventure with Paper Darts at the MIA
This evening Paper Darts, a literary arts magazine and independent publishing press, will be shaking things up at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. PD's literary manager Courtney Algeo says this will be the largest lit focused event the museum has ever done. For the party, Jennifer Davis will offer a live art making project where guests can participate in the process, and visual artist Allen Brewer, who has an MAEP show coming up, will have guests write out descriptions of works of art that he will then use to make his own piece. There will also be an interactive activity where revelers will be invited to choose their own adventure based on the writings of four authors: Ed Bok Lee, John Jodzio, Maggie Ryan Sandford, and Katie Heaney. Theater of Public Policy will be on hand with storytelling, performing in the museum's historic elevator. The evening will conclude with music by hip-hop group Kill the Vultures.
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Ed Bok Lee's story, "The Ultimate Spiritualist Intelligence Test Version 5.1," involves the audience going to different stations and answering a series of questions. Their answers will shape the end result, which will be an original poem created by Ed Bok Lee.
With every story, each participant will get an envelope and a map highlighting the areas where they'll be going. Check out Algeo's blog post for a little more background.
IF YOU GO:
6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 17
The event is concurrent with the opening of David Bowen and Brett Smith's new MAEP shows in the museum
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