Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Southwest Senior Center has helped create two other large mosaics in Southwest Minneapolis.
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- James Sanna
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
If all goes according to plan, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Rec Center should have a new mosaic mural to grace its southern wall by next spring. This Friday, the Minneapolis City Council is slated to vote on whether to give $10,000 to East Harriet's Southwest Senior Center to create the artwork this fall and winter. Last week, a City Council committee recommended that the center receive the grant. This will be the center's third mosaic project under director Mary Ann Schoenberger. Each mosaic site has been chosen to help reduce graffiti. So what is a senior center doing getting involved in graffiti prevention and public art? The answer is pretty simple, said Schoenberger. "Not many younger folks know any of our seniors, and not many of…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The head of Minneapolis Public Schools is coming to Kingfield today.
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson is coming to Martin Luther King Park for lunch with the community today. In between controversy over Washburn High School's academic program and a new school calendar that cuts into traditional summer vacation time, Johnson and attendees will likely have a lot to talk about. Johnson, her cabinet, and MPS employees will serve a soup lunch to parents and students as part of Johnson's regular "Soup with the Supe" listening sessions. Johnson is holding a total of seven such events across the city this school year. Field Community School Jazz Combo will welcome attendees. Spanish and Somali interpretation, plus childcare for ages three and up, will be provided at no charge. The event …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The new park has been years in the making.
Southwest Minneapolis's dog park is almost ready for its final approval, after a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board vote on Tuesday night. The Sixth Park District Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) began meeting in March of this year, and after much deliberation over the spring and summer, reached a decision in September to recommend the site near Lyndale Farmstead Park. The site is currently a parking lot for park maintenance staff. About three years ago, citizens from Kingfield mobilized to create a dog park at Dr. Martin Luther King Park, but after opposition from the African American community about the connotations of an off-leash area in a park dedicated to Dr. King last year, the park board created a new CAC to look at other …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Some hope Sunday's celebration will heal wounds caused by dog park proposal.
Editor's note: Since this article was published, Sunday's dedication of the Washington, D.C. memorial to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King has been postponed due to Hurricane Irene. “If there ever was a time to preserve the freedom of everybody, this is the time,” said Virginia Richardson. On Sunday, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony re-dedicating the sculpture, called Freedom Form #2, which was donated to the park in 1970 to comemorate the life, work, and death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board recently voted to move the sculpture to a more prominent place in the park named after the slain civil rights leader. A Year Of Controversy Richardson, widow of the late former president of the …