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CANCELLED: Third Thursday: Women and Femmes to the Front! 

We apologize for the inconvenience, this event has been cancelled. In consideration of the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, Mia is temporarily closed to the public.

If you’ve already reserved a ticket, we will automatically refund the cost of your ticket(s) to the original form of payment. Mia will be working over the next few days to process all refunds. For the most up-to-date information on Mia’s response to COVID-19, please continue to follow our website at artsmia.org, or our Facebook or Twitter updates.

This March join Mia, in partnership with The Coven, celebrate women, femmes and non-binary folks and all their intersections in art and music at this FREE event during Women’s History Month.

Music

DJ Bleak Roses
6­–9pm, General Mills Lobby, first floor

Video Installation

iamadot(Shawna Lee) is a Minneapolis video artist who creates live and recorded visuals using video synthesizers, modified electronic devices, and various other video hardware for live shows and music videos.

 Activations

Empowerment Message Board with Concept Create
What makes you feel empowered? Share your story, resources and connect with others in this interactive, large-scale bulletin board installed by Concept Create.
6­–9pm, Studio 111, first floor

Collages with Leeya Rose Jackson
Join designer and art director Leeya Jackson to create a collage. Leeya designed the Coven’s iconic women and femme collage wall in their Minneapolis location.
6­–9pm, Studio 112, first floor

Black Pleasure Workshop with Zania Sephra
Black Pleasure is a curated, communal conversation that looks at healthy forms of sexuality as well as definitions of intimacy. This is a space where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) can unpack the importance and practices of pleasure. Come prepared for large and small group discussions that prompt self-reflection. An intention of the space is that people leave with more tools and concepts to live pleasure-centered lives.
This workshop centers folks who identify as BIPOC, but allies are welcome!
6:30-8pm Wells Fargo Community Room, first floor

“Kitchen Dance” Film Premiere and Q&A with Director Maribeth Romslo Films
Join us for the premiere of “Kitchen Dance,” a conceptual short dance film inspired by Mia’s own “Frankfurt Kitchen” period room that explores the multi-dimensional lives of women and their work. Through modern movement, “Kitchen Dance” examines the complex demands women still face today in pursuit of their own aspirations at home and in the workplace.
6:30-7:30pm, Pillsbury Auditorium, second floor
Free, but ticketed. Reserve tickets here.

The Coven & Co. Panel
Take in a panel discussion on space-making, curating and creating art in by-and-for spaces and what the current landscape is in the Twin Cities for women and femme creators.
Panelists:
Anita Gopalaswamy, artist and owner of Studio Ruyee
Bethany Birnie, photographer and creative director
Erinn Farrell, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Coven
Kelsi Sharp, designer and owner of Sharp Design Co.
Leeya Rose Jackson, art director and designer
7:45-8:45pm, Pillsbury Auditorium, second floor

Collections Tour
6:30 & 7:30pm, General Mills Lobby, first floor

About our event partner:
The Coven is member-funded creative, comfortable, and safe workspace for women, non-binary and trans folks, The Coven has hosted more than 300 curated events with a focus on developing each member’s whole self through economic empowerment, education, connection, and wellness.

Event Host:
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On the third Thursday of every month, join us to experience Mia’s diverse art collection with unique programs, drinks, and music. Third Thursday events are FREE and open to the public.