Family Day: Peace, Love, Revolution
Celebrate Pride Month at Mia this June! Try out various media in a still-life workshop led by local queer, non-binary artist Lindsey Cherek Waller, featuring floral arrangements by Ergo Floral. Experience Drag Story Hour with Old Man Zimmer and Sid Sity, whose mission is to celebrate diverse, creative, and healthy gender expression for children and their caring adults using the arts. Enjoy a selection of the best short films from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Take home coloring sheets designed by local queer artists Noah Lawrence-Holder and Harper Steinbach. And explore Mia’s huge collection of art celebrating various identities as you go on a gallery hunt.
About Lindsey Cherek Waller
Lindsey Cherek Waller (they/she) is a queer, non-binary artist who centers pleasure and joy. Through portraits and still life paintings, Lindsey envisions a future beyond binaries – encouraging us to take up space, embrace play and imagine the possibilities to construct a better world. Find out more about Lindsey on their website.
About Ergo Floral
Ergo Floral is a queer led floral shop and studio in St. Paul MN, organized by David Miller. Their goal is to be curious and playful when collaborating with the natural world – always being brave enough to reinvent the wheel. Ergo works to create intentional moments and vibrant spaces in the event industry, and also help connect people with one another with fleeting design and elusive yet impactful expressions of love. Find out more about Ergo on their website.
About Drag Story Hour
Drag Story Hour is a constellation of artists who love sharing stories, songs, and extravagant outfits with young audiences and families of all descriptions. At their Drag Story Hour MN shows, you can expect to see the familiar faces of regular performers Sid Sity, Old Man Zimmer, and Doña Pepa in different combinations. Join best friends as they embark on new adventures and help each other move through challenges. Glean wisdom from beloved favorite books and new stories that dream of a world where child’s play is honored as an artform and everyone can be their authentic self. Shows welcome audiences of all ages and celebrate the beauty and power of the young imagination.
Sid Sity (left) was born out of love in Oakland, CA. They love supporting their friends, dancing, eating great food, sequins, and great music. Sid loves a great book and making original songs!
Old Man Zimmer (middle) was born at a very young age. He loves books, gardening and sorting recycling. He keeps things simple by wearing the same outfit all season long. His favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
Best of MSPIFF Family Pride Shorts: Lineup
Tank Fairy, directed by Erich Rettstadt, Taiwan, 2021, 10 min
The Rainbow Dung Beetle, directed by Ellen Mowat, USA, 2022, 7 min
solvitur tondendo, directed by Willis Weinstein, USA, 2021, 3 min
Stand Out, directed by Keshon Hughes, USA, 2022, 7 min
Kina DeRose, directed by Maribeth Romslo, USA, 2022, 6 min
Wendy, directed by Maren Lavelle, USA, 2022, 10 min
Girl Next Door, directed by Danna Gilberston & Jocelyn Rose Sanchez, USA, 2023, 8 min
Sam, directed by Jen Stafford & Ryan Thielen, USA, 2023, 10 min
Sam contains strong language from 5:00-5:40. Mia recommends guardians screen the film in advance to ensure the language is appropriate for their children.
Coloring Pages: Queer Icons
Learn more about queer icons by coloring! Click here to download the coloring sheets featuring Marsha P. Johnson and Audre Lorde. The coloring sheets have been designed by local queer artists Noah Lawrence-Holder and Harper Steinbach.
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