PLAN IT September 2022


Minneapolis artist seangarrison’s show “The Darkness In My Skin: A Live Painting Experience” runs through Friday, Sept. 17, 2022, at the Historic Mounds Theatre, St. Paul. seangarrison will use hanging bodies as his canvas to connect the lynching era in American history to its manifestations as seen today, in particular George Floyd. This 1.5-hour show, the score produced by Julian Montgomery, is what he calls “technicolor root digging.” Each show will be followed by a collective conversation where the audience will be asked why they were “brave enough to heal” by going on this journey. They will be challenged to come up with answers, spoken from emotions the show has placed them in. seangarrison calls the emotion of pain, the most “beautiful known to humans” because he feels it’s the most authentic emotion to speak from.

Mid-century modern furniture and decor retailer MidModMen+friends (2401 University Ave. W.), a long-standing presence in St. Paul, is reviving its recurring showcase of local and regional creative talent. “Future Heirlooms: From Funky Flowers to Futuristic Homes,” presents original acrylic paintings and watercolors by Ann Sisel and will be showing throughout the fall season. All works in the showcase are available for purchase. The St. Paul-based artist says she came late to her artistic pursuits, but has since exhibited and sold her award-winning works widely. Her subjects range from nature and architecture to pure abstraction, and her techniques can include credit card scraping,vvcollage and palette knife.

The Hamline Church Women host a Fall Harvest Market 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the church at 1514 Englewood Ave. The event is free and all are welcome. Come and purchase your favorite craft, food and vendor items, and bid on silent auction items to help equip the church kitchen. The popular used book sale is also offered. One new market feature is an EcoFair, sponsored by the church Earthkeepers. Energy costs are rising. How can you reduce your energy use and save money on utility and transportation expenses? Visit the EcoFair on Energy Use for information and tips on becoming more energy efficient. Sign up for a personal review of your utility bill and find out how you can reduce your energy use and save money at the CUB Utility Bill Clinic. . Learn how planning now to invest in new technologies can reduce and green your energy use. Questions on the ecofair may be directed to
Market vendors of all types are still needed, and space is available inside and outside. Contact for details.

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, food, and fun for both kids and grown ups in the North End of Saint Paul on Sept. 24, 12-5 p.m. The event is located in Marydale Park (542 Maryland Ave. W.).

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1, 10am-Noon, for the D.10 Environment Committee’s 2022 Fall Tree Trek. This walking tour will again be led by Minnesota Master Naturalist Stephanie Mirocha. She will provide fascinating facts, uses, and histories of many of the diverse tree species in the park. The event is free, but please register in advance. Attendance will be limited to 20 participants. Dress for walking and the weather and meet between the Butterfly Parking Lot and the Labyrinth (adjacent to the restored Lily Pond – just across the pedestrian bridge on the west side of Lexington Parkway). Of course, you can use the Tree Trek Tree Tags to go on a self-guided Tree Trek anytime! Find a map of the marked trees on the District 10 website,

The closing weekend of the 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival is Sept. 30-Oct. 1. There will be pop-up art stops in the Raymond-University area on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m. Take a bus or bike mural tour from the Prior Works Building (755 Prior Ave. N.) from the north lot on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3-6 p.m. Listen to the art talk at Can Can Wonderland from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 1. More at


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