Jolby & Friends is proud to present an International Women’s Day Fundraising Spectacular! On Saturday, March 10th our studio will be transformed into an Art Gallery, Silent Auction and Shop featuring work from over 40 artists from across the country who have generously donated pieces that they feel represent the theme of: WOMEN. All proceeds will be donated to Rose Haven, a Portland-based shelter serving women and children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty.
On August 4th-6th, artists and community organizers from the Twin Cities will host the first MidWest Mixed Conference, to explore themes connected to multiracial identities & families with art at the center. In a nation and world that has a growing number of people who identify as mixed race, we see the urgency of shining light on the diverse experiences of mixed people and families, as well as putting forward stories that can both unite us, and also deepen our analysis of the state of racial issues in this world.
Placing her cancer interior and exterior into a creative context, NOW is a series of photographs, sculptures, and design work that presents the physical and emotional transitions Boecher encountered during her cancer treatments in 2015. It presents a nontraditional perspective of living with cancer that is not only cathartic and direct, but also provocative, playful, and at times irreverent.
Los Enchiladas! is a 1999 film written, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg. The film is loosely based on his life growing up in Minnesota and his experience working in restaurants. It parodies a chain Mexican restaurant in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, on the day before Cinco de Mayo (the busiest day of the year for Mexican restaurants). The storyline follows an ensemble cast of absurd characters that work in and visit the restaurant throughout the course of one day.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
"This is what all film festivals should aspire to be: less pomp and circumstance and more chances for the community to party...what separates SU from its film-fest peers is not just its immersion in the local scene, but its dedication to living in the spirit of independent film." -Tony Libera, Vita.mn