Artists

The Art Shanty Projects supports visual artists, musicians, composers, puppeteers, architects, poets, scientists, dancers/choreographers, writers, fisher-people, naturalists, vocalists, spoken word artists, craftspeople, storytellers, actors, or playwrights, etc., in creating engaging structures and perfomrances for our artist-driven communities. By encouraging participation from artists of all media, backgrounds and experience levels, we strive to foster open interactions between artists and audience members. There are no proposal restrictions for artists to present. All creative people are encouraged to participate. Our goal is to expand the ideas of who can be an artist. On-Ice Program artist stipends are provided for selected projects to offset the costs of creating and staffing during required program hours. Artists who build shanties are expected spend a significant portion of time on the ice. Performers will be compensated based on frequency, duration, and participation.

 

2016 On-Ice Program Performing Artists*

ArtCar / ArtBike Parade on Ice (Artists:: ArtCars / ArtBikes of Minnesota) Driving across the ice is a challenging idea to many but each year the world’s only ArtCar / ArtBike Parade on Ice happens right here in Minnesota. ArtCars will also be available for anyone wanting transport back to shore. 

Closer Body Cartography (Artists:: Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Anna Marie Shogren, Justin Jones, Dolo McComb,and Kimberly Lesik) Bare the power of physicality and presence through a series of dance performances. One dancer and one audience member work together on the ice to play with how the meeting between performer and participant generates possibility.

Cold War/m Up (Artists:: Anna Abhau Elliott and  Desiree Moore) A scavenger hunt involving codes, clues, and Ovaltine decoder rings will pepper the landscape with surprises while performers attempt to knit an infinite scarf. Artists fascinated by found environments look for ways to interact with outdoor spaces and pay homage to the landscape.

Downrange Telemetrics (Artists:: Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe) A Twin Cities-based poet/performer/singer and veteran Chicago soul, hip-hop, post-rock, experimental guitarist collaborate to launch a mobile unit on White Bear Lake with a series of outdoor, interactive musical performances.

The Energetic Flower Stand (Artist:: Jess Hirsch) Take a walk with a flower bouquet to treat emotional states.

Fire and Ice: A Winter Flamenco Odyssey (Artists :: Deborah Elias, Danza Española with the Coro Flamenco Street Choir) In a juxtaposition of Southern Spain and Minnesota, this combination flamenco procession, performance, and sing along will heat up the ice with energy and festivity. The Coro Flamenco Street Choir will process around the shanties and ultimately gather around the bonfire to sing and dance to traditional flamenco songs. Visitors are invited to join the procession and/or meet up at the bonfire to join in the fun by doing palmas (rhythmic hand clapping), playing rhythm instruments, and singing along.

Inward Music on Ice (Artist:: Sarah Stengle) Inward Music on Ice is a sculptural tableaux of ordinary chairs mounted on vintage wooden skis. Participants can play small sculptural harps based on the Finnish kantele using the warm mitten/picks provided.

Lady Bear the Polar Bear Puppet (Artist:: Kimberly Ford) Originally crafted to promote the arts in White Bear Lake, the full scale White Bear will charm children and delight audiences with her roaring, dancing, posing and walking as performance art for engaging audiences of all ages and abilities.

Lady in Red (Vixen) (Artist:: Erin Drummond) A game for the young and young at heart and a mystery for the wise, this performance invites playfulness while embodying the flame of wildness that lives on the edges—and through the fibers—of society.

Poems (Artist:: Theo Langason) The best poems are more than just words on a page; they live and breathe. Join this performer to create original poetry on the spot.

Prairie Fire Lady Choir (Artists:: Prairie Fire Lady Choir) This rockin' group of more than 60 singers brings a  "Fire on Ice" concert providing beautiful harmonies and raucous joy to draw in visitors from across the frozen lake.

Quick Paint from Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (Artists:: Allison Eklund, Alice Cho, Barb Casey, Bruce Young, Cheryl LeClare, Greg Lecker,  Kathy Liuri, Melissa Moe, Michelle Wagner, Patty Schwartz, Rich Myers, Sallie Malmstrom and Tom Dimock) Landscape "plein air" painters populate festivities to paint the scene, people, and activities during the event. Visitors will enjoy watching artists create while interacting to learn about old methods of portraying new and contemporary themes, outdoor painter inspiration, and challenges both logistic and artistic.

Shanty Bike (Artist:: Ben Weaver) An ongoing fat bike/winter bike ride offering musical performance and poetry reading around the lake and within the shanty community where audiences will learn about winter, weather, water, local history,  and ecology. 

Shanty Show Booth (Artists:: Riley Kane, Mike Haeg, and Tammy Dahlke) Similar to a Fortune Teller Booth, this simulated pay-per-performance entertainment spectacle invites visitors to 'pay' with a free token to observe one of a variety of acts, including: Riley n' Salty 'reverse ventriloquism', Mediocre Celebrity Impressions, The Great Tamerelda Taro Readings, or Pay-Per-Mime.

Snow Car Parking Lot (Artist:: Michael Gaughan) Join artist Michael Gaughan in his original blend of visual art, performance art, absurdity, and mystery as he creates a sculptural reproduction of a car out of snow.

Sparkle Parade (Artists :: Danielle Cezanne, White Bear Center for the Arts) The Sparkle Parade will kick off the 2016 On-Ice Program. Audience members are encouraged to join in the fun as pedal bears, dog sleds and people sleds parade around the Shanty Village to celebrate community through the arts.

Water Bar (Artist:: Andrew Jansen) A mobile watering hole with self serving containers filled with water from regional spring sources.

*performance schedule subject to change

2016 On-Ice Program Performance Schedule

February 6 Events

  • All Day :: Button Making at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • 11am-3pm :: Water Bar mobile watering hole in Botanical Shanty
  • Noon :: Snow Car Sculpture in the Parking Lot
  • 1pm :: Sparkle Parade w/The Brass Messengers
  • 1pm :: Lady Bear Puppet roving on ice
  • 1pm-4pm :: Cold War/m Up Scavenger Hunt
  • 3pm-4pm :: Conversation on Future Life in Outer Space in AstroLounge

February 7 Events

  • All Day :: Coloring Books at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • 11am-3pm :: Water Bar mobile watering hole in Botanical Shanty
  • Noon-2pm :: Lady in Red Roving Fox on ice
  • Noon-1pm :: Children's Story Hour in AstroLounge 
  • Noon-1pm :: Prairie Fire Lady Choir
  • Noon-3pm :: Body Cartography Project Dance Performances in HexaYurt
  • 1pm :: ArtCars and ArtBikes of Minnesota 
  • 1pm-4pm :: Cold War/m Up Scavenger Hunt
  • 3pm-4pm :: Why is Mercury Retrograde Anyways? in AstroLounge

February 13 Events

  • All Day :: Snowflake Making Day at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • 11am-Noon :: Mystik Citizen: Relavant Astrology w/Sarah Fox in AstroLounge
  • Noon-2pm :: Poems w/Theo Langason
  • Noon-4pm :: Shanty Show Booth Pop-Up Mysterium on ice
  • 1pm-3pm :: Downrange Telemetrics Roving Performance
  • 1pm :: Lady Bear Polar Bear Puppet
  • 2pm-3pm :: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

February 14 Events

  • All Day :: Candy Hearts and Valentine Making Day at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • 11am-1pm :: Lady in Red Roving Fox on Ice
  • 1pm :: ArtCars and ArtBikes of Minnesota 
  • 1pm :: Lady Bear Polar Bear Puppet
  • 1pm-4pm :: The Energetic Flower Stand on ice
  • 2pm-4pm :: Inward Music on ice
  • 3pm-4pm :: Love in the Tarot Cards w/Dean Rosen in AstroLounge

February 20 Events - CANCELLED DUE TO THIN ICE 

  • A special welcome to Minnstameet photographers #ArtShantyProjects #ArtShanties #2016OnIce
  • All Day :: Game Day: Cribbage, Crazy 8, Sasquatch & Fap Jacks Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • Noon-4pm :: Shanty Bike (bring your own bike) at Hexa Yurt, Rides start at 12:30 & 2:30
  • 11am-3pm :: Water Bar in Botanical Shanty
  • 11am-4pm :: Shanty Show Booth Pop-Up Mysterium on ice including Riley n' Salty ventriloquist, Tracy the Accordian Slayer, Mike's Impersonations, Mime-in-a-Box, The Greate Tamarelda "Housewives" Tarot Card Reading, Autumn's Wooden Joke Box, Ophelia Flame Burlesque, Boldo Curso Gypsy
  • 1pm-3pm :: Drawing with Mittens; drawing materials provided, mittens not included
  • 2pm-4pm :: Inward Music on ice
  • 2pm-4pm :: ShantyEnhancements; Pip art pop-ups shanty-enhancing spontaneous interactive performances
  • 3pm-4pm :: The Skeptics' Seawitch and Some Science Magic Stuff? in AstroLounge

February 21 Events - CANCELLED DUE TO THIN ICE

  • All Day :: What Can You Do w/a Paper Plate? at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • 10am-Noon :: ShantyEnhancements; Pip art pop-ups shanty-enhancing spontaneous interactive performances
  • 10am-2pm :: Shanty Bike (bring your own bike) at Hexa Yurt, Rides start at 10:30 & 12:30
  • 11am-3pm :: Water Bar in Botanical Shanty
  • Noon-1pm :: Children's Story Hour in AstroLounge 
  • Noon-3pm :: Body Cartography Project Dance Performances in HexaYurt
  • 1pm :: ArtCars and ArtBikes of Minnesota 
  • 1pm-3pm :: Downrange Telemetrics roving performance
  • 1pm-4pm :: The Energetic Flower Stand on ice
  • 2pm-3:30pm :: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

February 27 Events

  • All Day :: Crossword Puzzles & MadLibs at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • All Day :: Design for Good / YouthLink Home without Walls near the parking lot
  • 11am-Noon :: Build Your Own Carl Sagan Golden Record in AstroLounge
  • Noon-2pm :: ShantyEnhancements: Pip Art pop-ups shanty-enhancing spontaneious interactive performances
  • 1pm :: Fire and Ice: A Winter Flamenco Odyssey roving performance
  • 1pm-3pm :: Drawing with Mittens; drawing materials provided, mittens not included
  • 2pm-4pm :: Inward music on Ice
  • 2pm-3:30pm :: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
  • 3pm-4pm :: Twin Paradox: Life at the Speed of Light in AstroLounge

February 28 Events

  • All Day :: Forturne Tellers & Oragami at Catch Your Limit Shanty
  • Noon-2pm :: ShantyEnhancements: Pip Art pop-ups shanty-enhancing spontaneious interactive performances
  • Noon-3pm :: Body Cartography Closer Dance Performances at the HexaYurt
  • 1pm :: ArtCars and ArtBikes of Minnesota 
  • 2pm :: Musical performance by Ben Weaver on Water, Long distance bike rides and more at the HexaYurt