Northern Spark: Posters and Patches Pop-Up
Saturday, June 11, 9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Guided tours: 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pre-registration required.
350 Robert Street North, St. Paul
Stop by M’s lobby and sculpture court in downtown St. Paul during the Twin Cities late-night arts festival Northern Spark and screenprint your own patch designed by Grupo Soap del Corazon artists. Pick up a free poster and join a bilingual guided tour of Mestizaje with local curator and educator William (Billy) G. Franklin.
Meet the Tour Guide: Billy Franklin
William G. Franklin “Billy” is an adjunct professor, bilingual educator and independent art curator. Franklin holds a Master of Liberal Studies with a minor in Art History from the University of Minnesota, his thesis work focused on the international scope of Surrealism. Franklin has curated more than a dozen exhibits locally and serves as panelist reviewing applications for grants and artist-in-residency programs. He volunteered for three years as a member of the Programing Advisory Board of the M and worked for a year as a bilingual educator for the Education Programs at the Walker Art Center. He is authoring and curating an upcoming Afton Press publication titled Latin Art in Minnesota–Conversations and What’s Next which will be published in Spring 2023. He is also a recurrent visiting instructor of Spanish at Carleton College.