Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jordan Area Community Garden Rededication Ceremony - Images from Summer 2009

One of the artists speaks about her experience in collaborating with other young artists.

Long time Jordan resident and JACC director Anne McCandless thanks everyone for making this happen.

Beautiful Holly Hocks blooming in the garden.

A little guy and his sybling enjoy exploring the flowers.

Former Chair Kip Browne and Director Tyrone Jaramillo were in attendance.

This little lady worked hard to capture a bumble bee in a makeshift habitat.

Photos by Megan Goodmundson

My first posting to the new JACC-Flash-NoMi blog will be mostly pictures.

Pictures of the community enjoying the rededication ceremony at the garden this past summer.  Dozens of neighbors and friends of the Jordan neighborhood gathered on August 22, 2009 to dedicate the gate and enjoy the garden.  The Pohlad Family Foundation and Jordan Area Community Council teamed up to sponsor a piece of art made by young artists from the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.

The colorful gate that you see is the fabulous collaborative piece put together by several members of the Minneapolis urban youth who are engaged in artwork as their self-expression vehicle.  In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, Tree Trust workers, shown in the last photo, reformed the layout of the plants and flowers and pathways through the garden.  As you can see in the pictures, it turned out lovely.

Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this symbolic artwork become a permanent fixture in our beloved Jordan, and for the hardwork involved in updating the plantings and pathways for the community to enjoy.  Unfortunately there was too much going on for me to capture everyone and everything, it was a busy time!  But hopefully the pictures will warm you up on this cold December morning.


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