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Northern Lights presents Spring Howl

April 6, 2020 - April 30, 2020


Log on in the month of April for a virtual poem born out of our complex times. This poly vocal, kaleidoscopic animation and sound project is a collaboration between  digital artist and musician Kathy McTavish and poet Hawona Sullivan Janzen, originally commissioned to do separate projects for Northern Light.mn’s Spring Howl fundraiser. Tickets to the online experience are on sale through April 23rd and support the artistic programming of Northern Lights.mn

If you have already purchased a ticket, your ticket will automatically convert to a digital Spring Howl ticket.

Your support is more important than ever as we work to think strategically, involve others in our planning and make sure that when Northern Spark returns in 2021 it is more sustainable and just as innovative, joyful and community-building as it’s always been!

Artists at Spring Howl

Kathy McTavish is a media composer and installation artist. She has a long history with Northern Lights.mn. She presented two projects at Northern Spark 2015: Map It and Requiem for Solo Instrument Distance. In 2017, she presented A Hole in the Sky with Zeitgeist. Most recently McTavish was an Art(ist) on the Verge 10 Fellow.

Hawona Sullivan Janzen is a St. Paul-based poet and performance artist. Hawona’s experience with Northern Lights began started at Northern Spark 2019 with a re-presentation of Rondo Family Reunion. She is also a member of the 2019 – 2020 Program Council.

About Northern LIghts.

Northern Lights supports artists in the creation and presentation of art in the public sphere, focusing on innovative uses of technology to imagine new interactions between audience, artwork and place and explore expanded possibilities for civic engagement.

Northern Lights strives to transform our sense of what’s possible in public space. Northern Spark is two nights, but Northern Lights.mn shines throughout the year with projects such as Creative City Challenge with the City of Minneapolis, and Art(ists) on the Verge, The Giant Sing-A-Long at the Minnesota State Fair, and permanent, interactive public art for Saint Paul’s Union Depot.

Northern Lights.mn is a collaborative, interactive media-oriented, arts organization from the Twin Cities for the world. We create platforms with and for artists, audiences, and partners to experiment with and experience innovative art in the public sphere.


April 6, 2020
April 30, 2020


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